[QUOTE=chiludo67;14671]OK you want suggestions for Richard & other skeptics?

I think you misunderstood my post about our experience about our new 2008 HCH. The intent was to say very clearly that we are very satisfied with our new HCH - we are in no way disappointed.

Any new car that meets or exceeds EPA guidelines when new and in the winter is OK with me. Also, we are not trying to hypermile or adjust our driving habits (other than me using the dash instruments) - that will come as we gain experience with the car. I expect to get +50mpg this summer when it warms up and we take some longer trips.

I feel that Honda is a mature and conservative auto maker that produces very good vehicles. My work car is an Accord with 193,000 miles on it. Still gets +31mpg, uses almost no oil and drives very much like a new car. I know people who expect to get 300,000 miles out of their old Accords and Civics. Value sometimes is found in areas other that simply meeting EPA mpg numbers.

Bet regards to all, Richard