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Old 07-21-2009, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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mpg ratings old vs new

the old rating for my car is 18/30 the new one is 16/28.
Which one should i go with? i have been using the old just to try and make things more interesting. should i change the rating in the garage?

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Old 07-21-2009, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The new ones reward the masses for driving like asses.

The old ones were easily attainable with sensible driving.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The consensus on this forum is to use the new MPG rating. Like Frank, I prefer the older MPG rating, but I use the new one.

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Old 07-22-2009, 12:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My car by the 'new' rating system supposedly gets 17/23 mpg.
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I got 34.8 mpg on my fill up this afternoon. The new rating system as it has been retroactively applied to old cars is BS.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The original EPA for my dodge neon was idiotic, I think it was like 31mpg instead of 25... There is no way that you can get 31 just driving like the average d-bag

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