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Old 11-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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I had to chuckle when I read mzodarg comment about Honda being so accurate,

I have a friend who has a 2009 Honda Fit and its mpg display was always about 15% higher (about 3 mpg) when compared to there calculations.

They happened to mention this discrepancy to to there dealers service department who told them there was a service bulletin about that problem, and there was a software update to fix the problem.

Based on what my friend told me after reading this bulletin every 2009 Honda Fit left the factory with this problem but only those who complained during the bumper to bumper warranty would get the fix for free.

I'll bet there are a lot of owners of this model who are not getting the mileage they think they are getting.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #12
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Me driving, trip to Nashville in the Honda average MPG over 820 miles, Manually calculation MPG was 33.1, the on board calculation was 33. If that is not similar, I don't know what is.

Now granted this vehicle does significantly different in town driving, average is around 21 MPG as stated previously.

Oh Mr. CP Nerd, I could care less if you think I have no credibility, it is what it is. Yes I bought this car, but unlike most people, I'm not going to be a fan boy just because I own it.

The car is a decent vehicle, but not great. For those who think different, we can agree to disagree.

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:21 AM   #13
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Actually to be honest I don't think most people are "fan boys" of the car just because they own it. I think most people were just smart enough to do their homework and bought the car because they were fans of it and they wanted to own it.

Buying a new car and being a fan boy just because you own it is just as dumb as buying a new car that you hate for things you could have found out in a 5 minute test drive. There are people out there that do fall into those categories though but I wouldn't say most.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:49 AM   #14
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Also, there's no way on God's green earth that a '11 Accord V6 gets "very similiar mileage" to the Malibu Eco. I don't know why you have such a beef with the car you chose to buy, but such exaggerations are just going to kill your credibility or make you look biased.
Only the 4 cyl 2013 Honda Accord gets equal gas mileage to the Eco (or maybe a bit better).

That's my only gripe. Honda can produce a non-hybrid that gets the same mpg as the Malibu Eco.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 AM   #15
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Nutcrunch,

Never have stated that I dont like the car, coming from a turbo LTZ Cruze to this car was a step back IMO. I am entertaining purchasing the LTZ turbo, 2ltz loaded. Drove one yesterday and it performs like an entirely different vehicle.

If there are those who are pleased with the ECO, I'm fine with that. I'm not and can understand why there are other who feel the same.

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:06 AM   #16
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That's my only gripe. Honda can produce a non-hybrid that gets the same mpg as the Malibu Eco
And with ECO your carrying around an 80 pound battery with no trunk space or spare. Just saying...
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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And with ECO your carrying around an 80 pound battery with no trunk space or spare. Just saying...
True but I factored all that in when buying the Eco.

Having owned a 2008 Honda Accord the Eco is superior all around for less money.
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Nutcrunch,

Never have stated that I dont like the car, coming from a turbo LTZ Cruze to this car was a step back IMO. I am entertaining purchasing the LTZ turbo, 2ltz loaded. Drove one yesterday and it performs like an entirely different vehicle.

If there are those who are pleased with the ECO, I'm fine with that. I'm not and can understand why there are other who feel the same.

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New to the Forum 1st post.

I had an 2012 LTZ Cruze (totaled it) Loved the car, figured what the he!! and bought the the Malibu 2lt white diamond ECO last April, 14k on the odometer.

I absolutely hate the car, underpowered, mileage is marginal (34MPG is the best i've gotten) backseat leg room- blows. I've tried real hard to like this car, lets just say that when I turn it on, it does not return the favor!

I have a few more things that I'm going to attempt before I make a decision to keep it or trade it. I'm also watching what people are saying about the Malibu LTZ

Yes I miss the turbo, push start and the various other features of my cruze LTZ.

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I do hope you get the car you like next time. If someone is more into performance the Eco was not the best choice. Just remember though that the LTZ turbo Malibu has the same backseat dimensions as the Eco. Also the gas mileage won't be as good and I saw in a previous post you said you bought the Cruze and the Malibu Eco because of rising gas prices.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #19
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Oh Mr. CP Nerd, I could care less if you think I have no credibility, it is what it is. Yes I bought this car, but unlike most people, I'm not going to be a fan boy just because I own it.
First off, *couldn't* care less is what you meant to say. Second, don't get your panties in a bunch and start calling people fanboys just because they can't understand how someone can impulse-buy a near $30k vehicle and immediately have crazy buyer's remorse.

To the contrary, I'm pretty outspoken about my disappointment in the 8th gen Malibu, however nothing can convince me that an Accord V6 achieved within 1 mpg of the Eco under identical driving conditions. I also know a guy who swears he consistently gets 28 mpg at 75 mph in his 2008 Mustang GT 5-speed without trying.
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