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#21 of 60 Nice car but 49/51 is not Reality
Feb 04, 2007 (1:36 pm)
I have an 06 and have gotten 42 or 43 mpg during the summer months....
Now in the dead of winter, I am in the LOW 30's.
I almost wish I had bought the EX
#22 of 60 Re: Nice car but 49/51 is not Reality [jgoose514]
Feb 05, 2007 (8:34 am)
You'd be getting less than that in the EX.....(all cars lose efficiency in the cold and winter months)
#23 of 60 700 Miles - Average MPG's= 28.2 MPG. : (
Feb 15, 2007 (11:07 am)
I'm convinced this forum is padded by dealers or perhaps the manufacturer.
I drive conservatively, and live on fairly level ground.
Tire pressure, about 40 PSI.
Temp in the 60's to 70's.
I saw 43.3 MPG on the highway for about a minute once.
My overall average hasn't been over 28.2 yet. My daily average never topped 30, and I'm lucky to see 40 on the freeway.
There's just no way this car will come near 49/51 MPG's.
If you're a 2007 HCH owner in L.A. and can prove that you're getting better mileage, let me know. Otherwise I just don't believe it.
#24 of 60 Re: 700 Miles - Average MPG's= 28.2 MPG. : ( [joegreen]
Feb 15, 2007 (11:57 am)
Sad to hear about your mileage woes.
But your situation is not an indication of the best a 2007 HCH can do.....
Something may very well be wrong with your car. 28.2 is very poor for the technology.
Greenhybrid.com lists some drivers as high as 65 mpg and VERY FEW as low as 28 MPG.
I'd say take thyself to a Honda dealer and get the car checked out.
#25 of 60 Re: 700 Miles - Average MPG's= 28.2 MPG. : ( [joegreen]
Feb 15, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Just as another caveat: The MPG will improve as you learn the instruments and the correct methods to use to keep your MPG up.
My 2004 HCH, the first tank was a poor 38.4 and I ended up after 29K miles at 48.2 for the lifetime number. My best tank was a 56.7 MPG tank.
So the technology is there. Using it is something to learn.
#26 of 60 Re: Nice car but 49/51 is not Reality [jgoose514]
Feb 16, 2007 (3:54 pm)
I have a 2003. MPG started out at 42, has been declining ever since. One of the trip meters is now showing 36.7, the other 40.1 (as of 2.16/07).
36.7 is the lowest I've ever had on that meter. It's been dropping about one mile/gal every month. Booked it in for 45K service next week to check it out - but then I re-read the owners manual, which said that tire pressure was an important factor. (My excuse for memory loss is that I've had a lot of health problems over the last couple of years!) Anyhow, sure enough, only 25 lbs in three of the tires. Hoping that will reverse the trend.
#27 of 60 Re: rambling 06 questions/thoughts [tunes77]
Feb 16, 2007 (4:02 pm)
I've been looking into HD radio for my 2003 HCH. Crutchfield.com suggested: P.I.E. HON98-AUX
Auxiliary Interface, to connect a portable music player to the compatible Honda factory receiver. (1998-2005 - there's another one for the 2006).
From that, I can connect a Directed Car Connect
Universal Add-On HD Radio Tuner. I'm still not 100% sure where to attach the Interface, the tuner, or the display. Don't want to have to reposition them twenty times. Wish someone could tell me exactly where each would fit the best.
#28 of 60 Re: Nice car but 49/51 is not Reality [rogerb46]
Feb 16, 2007 (4:07 pm)
There must be significant differences between the 2003 and the 2007. I can't conceive how anyone could get even a 40mpg average out of my 2007.
I've followed the tips, use the instruments, but still average about 28-30 overall (mostly city).
Feb 19, 2007 (12:58 pm)
So, when the car is idling at a stop does it go into electric only mode?
If it does not, than you can easily lose your MPG economy when sitting a lot in bumper to bumper traffic. When you are sitting with the engine running, you are getting ZERO mpg because you aren't moving but still using gas, even though it's only a small amount. That can easily take your averages down.
Now if it goes into electric only mode then you should be getting good MPG economy because it's not using any gas to just sit there, right?
Just a thought. We are considering a HCH and just knowing from watching my Nissan Murano's fuel economy meter, I get zero MPG when sitting at a light or in traffic. The longer I sit, the worse my fuel economy.
#30 of 60 2004 to 2007 Civic Hybrid
Mar 16, 2007 (7:39 pm)
I just replaced my 2004 with a 2007, and I could not be happier with the performance my 2004 gave over 40 months and nearly 89,000 miles. It's lifetime average was 46.9 MPG, and only once did it go below 40.0 MPG. My driving is 80 miles per day back and forth to work through the traffic in Denver, Colorado, so that kind of mileage, right in line with EPA, is good to me. Oh, and by the way, I've never worked for a dealer, this vehicle lives up to what it says it will deliver.