Originally Posted by BuzzardsGottaEat
Nope, the Prius answer doesn't fix my need for a vehicle that can handle driving in snow, fields and mud and definitely can't haul my dirt bikes, firewood or anything else. . .
The Prius answer also, I feel, is fair for people who are getting average gas mileage like 16mpg and whining that their truck doesn't get good mileage. That is also where the all famous, "It's a Truck" statement comes in. While someone getting the average mileage of most like vehicles to his complaining that it doesn't get the mileage of say, a Prius, is not very wise for complaining, it is completely reasonable to look into the cause of you're low gas mileage when you are getting significantly lower mileage than vehicles exactly like yours or even heavier and with more resistance.
11mpg is not normal, barely squeezing 13 out of it in good conditions isn't normal either. And so to ask others if they may know the root of the apparent anomaly in your vehicle makes perfect sense.
Gotta know when to use what arguments. A picture of a car does nothing for anyone.
Did you want a tissue? It seems you are looking for one, this topic has been discussed on several posts and such, a simple search would net a possible answer or at least a point of ref to head to. If it helps, I'll be more careful of my sarcasm for the carebears out there...