what does "your mileage may vary" mean?

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  1. dauneq1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my first post ever!

    I keep reading "your mileage may vary" in mac software reviews... what does this mean?
     
  2. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

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    your experiences or results may be different depending on your unique situations/needs
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    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).
     
  4. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    your mileage may vary
    (idiomatic): It may work differently in your situation, or be different in your experience.
     
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