what does "your mileage may vary" mean?

dauneq1

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 1, 2010
3
0
Hello, my first post ever!

I keep reading "your mileage may vary" in mac software reviews... what does this mean?
 

flopticalcube

macrumors G4
Its originally from car ads where they would post the EPA gas mileage rating for a car. These ratings were notoriously inaccurate as they were done on testbeds rather than in the real world. Therefore, your mileage may vary (from that posted in the ad).
 
Comment

Dan73

macrumors 6502a
Jul 30, 2009
505
0
your mileage may vary
(idiomatic): It may work differently in your situation, or be different in your experience.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.