Hello all, I have just purchased a 2007 Pontiac wave 5. It has all the bells and whistles and I am generally impressed with the look and feel of the car. My one big disappointment looks like it is going to be gas mileage! YIKES! I know it has less than 200 KM's on it, but I just had to check. The result is 22.5 Imperial miles per gallon! I can only imagine that with the 5 speed that this should go up, way up. I know all the Blah Blah blah about driving habits, but really from a rating of 36 all the way down to 22? I have owned a number of new vehicles in the past, but none that have ever been so far off the mark right from the get go. My friend has a 2007 with an auto and is only getting between 18/19 (PUKE) Break in period you say! ha! That is absurd gas mileage, almost half the rating. Her first tank returned 31 mpg in September before it got really cold. She doesn't let it warm up for more than 3 min so it is not being idled away. I wonder if these cars need a winter front to bet the operating temp up? I have no idea where the temp gauge sits in warmer weather, but they seem to sit just below half in sub zero temps.
The dealer says of course, come back in a few thousand Km's.
Oh well just my.02 cents worth. I will be updating.
Ps. I was getting 18 mpg in town with my chevy venture! I bet you could get that in in a 4 wheel drive avalanche!