I've had the car for six months and have driven over 10,000 miles. Although I have never been able to obtain the advertised 47/48 MPG, I do get at least 42 with the highest logging in at 45. It really does make a difference how you drive (how you accelerate/deccelerate, extra weight, using the a/c, etc...)I am very happy with this car. You don't need to understand the technology behind the car, just know that at $2.50 a gallon this car is a money saver.
Instrument panel Quiet for a car of its size/class