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Purchased a 2011 Lincoln Hybrid in February. It took almost a month to get the car to even get past 25 mpg. I have driven it for 1700 miles now and it won't go past 32.6 mpg. I would think that if the car advertised 36 Highway and 41 around town, that I would get something close to at least 36. I watch the gaugues and I'm seeing the gauge hit 60 mpg+ quite a bit. I asked the dealer and no one could answer me other than (It's the way you drive. and it's not 36/41, it's UP TO 36/41.) It's a hybrid and it doesn't get better mileage than 32.6. I paid a lot to have the luxury and now finding myself driving my Prius as it gives me what it promised.

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You should have applied common sense & done more
research. Your lucky if you get 25 to 30 mpg anytime

It is all about advertising, to get your money,that's all,
no more. Never has been, with motor vehicles.

Every one buying any vehicle,knows you never get close
to the MPG on the window sticker. That is a corporate
AVG ,not what your car would get. Education !!!!

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