LOL!!!Not saying that any of you Hybrid owners do this, but have you ever noticed how slow hybrid people drive?
It's as if they NEED to squeeze every mpg out of their car to legitmize their purchase!! Especially when gas here in Wisconsin is at about $1.60 per gallon you aren't saving much!
PS: my combined mpg is 30 even during this below normal period of temps.
You have to realize that the cars have been getting heavier in order to accomodate all the extra features and safety gear, not to mention extra power (I believe the current 4 cylinders are roughly as powerful as the 3100 was in my 97). Losing weight would help a lot, otherwise the numbers being seen by 08+ owners aren't that bad, all other things considered.You know the bad thing about this hybrid is the thought that my Malibu which is eight years old gets anywhere from 23 to 25 MPG in town and I have gotten almost 39 MPG on the highway cruising at 70 MPH. To me this seems that the hybrids are a bit of a disappointment in the MPG when I feel they should get better than that in my opinion. GM's got a long way to go to make the hybrid worthwhile to me.
One mine is a 2000, and I did get almost 39 MPG on a trip, maybe because of the mods done to mine is why you're confused but I didn't mention anything about what I've done. I have a Cold Air Intake, the PCM's tuned and an aftermarket Cherry Bomb Vortex muffler. My car isn't completely stock and if I set the car on cruise anywhere I go I get really good mpg.well I hate to say that the epa web site says an 2001 malibu gets 18 city 26 highway, combined is 21 with one person who recorded a high of 29, the same year metro got 31 highway .