Car/Truck Miles Per Gallon Disapointment

Lucky21 Lucky21
Have you ever purchased a car, new or slightly used and been super disappointed because the MPG is was lower than the listed MPG on the EPA sticker?
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Jul!a Jul!a
I've never bought anything that had an EPA sticker on it and my newest car was 10 years old when I bought it. Wait, I take that back, when my dad got a new car and I got his old one that one was I think 6 or 7 years old. But I also researched the cars I've purchased and knew what kind of mileage I should expect from them. The one that did surprise me was my motorcycle. I wasn't expecting the mileage to be so good on that one lol.
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
The thing about those stickers is that those numbers are from controlled tests. There are no hills, stop and go, heavy acceleration etc. etc... If you get even close you are doing good.
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I used them as a guideline, but never got anything under 25 mpg if I could avoid it.

Most of the time, stick with a 4 cylinder and you'll get the best mileage.
Chirple Chirple
I've always been impressed that my old car gets about 30mpg.
slynch slynch
My 2001 Saturn has almost 150000 miles and it still gets about 30 MPG. (More if majority of HWY miles)
Jordan B Jordan B
my mazda protege 2000 gets 30 MPG roughly.
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