You completely missed my point. I was saying that *I* got 35 in my old, crappy, beat-up, not-well-maintained, then-13-year-old car that I didn't try to hypermile, regardless of what the EPA said. I imagine that the combined estimate is 37 or 38, which is what I'd likely get in a Smart if I used my Sentra driving habits (maybe 40). 2 to 5 MPG is just not that much to me. Even just going by the EPA numbers, 6 to 8 MPG more in a much smaller car that's being hailed as amazingly efficient is, in my mind, pathetic. Show me 50 or 60 and then I'll be truly impressed.