26 Apr '13, 11pm

.@Ford owners sue over #MPG claims, 'under-performing' #hybrids

This probably seems moderately irrelevant to the discussion, but as a prior owner of two 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid models, I though I'd contribute to the discussion. The vehicles were AWD models, and were rated at 26/32/28. The first one, which I owned for three months before totalling it in an unfortunate accident, got about 26-28 mpg combined, and one time cracked 30 mpg. The second one was abysmal; the best it ever got was 27.5 mpg, and more often than not, it was pulling 22-24 mpg. Granted, I did a lot of highway driving, which hybrids do much better in the city, but still... it was appalling, and frustrating, given that I shelled out an extra $2k for the hybrid over a 4 cylinder/AWD model with 20,000 less miles. So if Ford was grossly overestimating the mileage its hybrid models got a decade ago, and is apparently continuing to do so... tsk, tsk, Ford. This is why I'm b...

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