My mpg avg for 4000+ miles (B trip odo) is 52! Driving locally @ 60-65mph and normal in-town driving is 53-55 mpg! Only unusual maintenance was recall for fuel computer reboot. I Like my Civic Hybrid 5sp! Total mileage since new is 116xxx and brakes are still about 50+%. I wish Honda still offered the manual tranny, I'd buy a new one with navi option. The only downside is the lack of power, but I didn't buy it for power. You have to plan ahead to pass. Going up long grades can be slow.