"Poster Child" Taken To Woodshed
Today a friend forwarded me a link to a website where I was labeled by the editor of HybridDriver.com as the "poster child for the disenchanted". The author (the editor) also took Consumer Reports to task for test-driving hybrids at "near tip-over speed" to prove that the don't get the advertised miles. To be clear, once again: I have not lost faith in hybrid-technology. I have issues with how the advertisers set expectations about the fuel-efficiency of such vehicles. Even to this day, Honda still sets unrealistic expectations with consumers about the potential mileage, still dedicating messaging to the very faulty EPA estimates that everyone in the industry (but not regular consumers) know to be way off the mark. That's my issue. Plain and simple.
This is the blurb written on the Honda website about the gas mileage. Very misleading.