Ro111, I have a Honda Civic
Ro111, I have a Honda Civic Hybrid 2007 as well. When my wife bought the car, she regularly got 43-44 mpg city and highway. Now she gets around 34 mpg. It used to be 38 before the software update they did a year or so ago. Right now we have around 90k miles.
There are people on this forum who will tell you they get 100mpg in their pinto. People like this exist; they are called hypermilers. They are not normal people. You and I will get 30-35 in our four year old hybrids, because we think about other stuff.
I suspect the main problem is the life of the battery. Any battery looses efficiency over thousands of cycles. Think about your laptop - the battery dies after a couple years.
What's everyone doing with your recall notice?
Fellow civic hybrid owners,
Fellow civic hybrid owners, please not to settle down the class action against Honda yet.
Do some homework first:
Get $$$$ back for our missing mileage!
I had similar experiences
I had similar experiences until my first major maintenance check when they installed some new software to protect/enhance the battery. I lost 6-8 mpg immediately! The dealer recommended a few procedures that have given me back 3-4 miles, but it has never given the early mileage since. Other than that, the car is great. I plan to sign the lawsuit even though it will only pay a couple hundred dollars.
because of the handling of
because of the handling of the problems my honda hybrid. i have purged all my hondas. honda builds a good car but if you ever have a real problem they are not going to fix it. i ran in to this same type of thing with the motorcycle div. i have gone to chevy and have been happy with them so far. i still have the hybrid and guess i will for a long time. how could you sell this car to anyone.
the update limits assisting
the update limits assisting power from the battery, thus relying more on the gasoline engine (its a failed attempt to make the battery last longer)