Yes, the AVG meter stays on the left and the instant on the right. This is NOT your lifetime avg though. That is typically only viewed on the left screen after you power down. The first display will be the trip summary of the last power on to off cycle. This will remain for a few seconds and then it will change to the cars' lifetime mpg display. You can use the left steering wheel up/down arrows to switch between the two. Since you bought the car used, there is no telling what the lifetime value truly reflects. Again, I suggest you reset this one too so as to reflect your driving and not that of the previous owner. (pg 123 in the manual)
Wow, Doug; you sure are knowledgeable! I'm beginning to think that you have those pages in the OM committed to memory...jk; very helpful indeed. I've reset the lifetime miles so it reflects my driving, and not the previous owners who were foolish enough to sell this vehicle with barely 4000 miles on her. Thanks again for the help.