I really do not see how people can say that they get such poor mileage with the civic hybrid. Honestly, you just can't try to drive them like a race car.

While they definitely are not the funnest car to drive, I currently get around 47.3mpg. That is all city driving in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ- and I think I can do better. Even going 5 mph over the speed limit makes my mileage go down to 42... It is all about timing. So, if you really can't bear to go the speed limit or go under it when the light in front of you is red (what an idea!), you probably should not have wasted your money buying a hybrid anyway.