The Truth About Cars » mileage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 ‘Actual Mileage May Vary’ Could Travel Far For Troubled Automakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/actual-mileage-may-vary-travel-far-troubled-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/actual-mileage-may-vary-travel-far-troubled-automakers/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1226049 A court ruled Nov. 12 that a lawsuit may continue against Ford for misstating its mileage estimates of its C-MAX and Fusion hyrbid cars. Ford attempted to dismiss the lawsuit based on its claim that the mileage estimates provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, were in part, an estimate and that “actual results may vary.” […]

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A court ruled Nov. 12 that a lawsuit may continue against Ford for misstating its mileage estimates of its C-MAX and Fusion hyrbid cars. Ford attempted to dismiss the lawsuit based on its claim that the mileage estimates provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, were in part, an estimate and that “actual results may vary.” […]

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Piston Slap: The Fallacy of Engine Hour Meters? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-fallacy-believing-engine-hour-meters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-fallacy-believing-engine-hour-meters/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1113777   Ryan writes: Sajeev Mehta It appears that you have picked up where Steve Lang left off. That is answering general automotive questions that puzzle automotive enthusiast. My question, what average speed would be good or bad for a used vehicle? I am in the market for a used truck (3-6yrs old), and have noticed […]

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  Ryan writes: Sajeev Mehta It appears that you have picked up where Steve Lang left off. That is answering general automotive questions that puzzle automotive enthusiast. My question, what average speed would be good or bad for a used vehicle? I am in the market for a used truck (3-6yrs old), and have noticed […]

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Piston Slap: Suspension Wear and Tear to Infiniti? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-9/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-9/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:32:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=946522   TTAC Commentator CoreyDL writes: Hey Sajeev, I have had several questions floating around in my head for quite a while about proper suspension maintenance. My story begins a couple of cars ago when I couldn’t find answers, and ends here with this multi-part, OCD-approved question. My 09 M35x has just gone over 56,000 miles […]

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  TTAC Commentator CoreyDL writes: Hey Sajeev, I have had several questions floating around in my head for quite a while about proper suspension maintenance. My story begins a couple of cars ago when I couldn’t find answers, and ends here with this multi-part, OCD-approved question. My 09 M35x has just gone over 56,000 miles […]

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Even Back Home In Korea, Lying About Gas Mileage Can Get Expensive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/even-back-home-in-korea-lying-about-gas-mileage-can-get-expensive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/even-back-home-in-korea-lying-about-gas-mileage-can-get-expensive/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:18:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486706 Guess which South Korean carmaker prompted the South Korean government to tighten its rules about overstating their cars’ mileage? Under new South Korean government rules “aimed at reassuring consumers after Hyundai Motor Co’s fuel economy fiasco last year” it can cost more than $900,000 if one is caught with overly optimistic mileage claims, Reuters says. […]

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Guess which South Korean carmaker prompted the South Korean government to tighten its rules about overstating their cars’ mileage? Under new South Korean government rules “aimed at reassuring consumers after Hyundai Motor Co’s fuel economy fiasco last year” it can cost more than $900,000 if one is caught with overly optimistic mileage claims, Reuters says. […]

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Hyundai Fuel Fiasco: Whose Shoe Will Drop Next? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/hyundai-fuel-fiasco-whos-shoe-will-drop-next/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/hyundai-fuel-fiasco-whos-shoe-will-drop-next/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:25:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468500 “Who’s next?” This is the number one topic at the Los Angeles auto show. After Hyundai had to restate its MPG numbers and pay compensation to customers, executives and analysts are convinced that more automakers may have to do the same, reports the well-connected Reuters reporter Bernie Woodall from the back-rooms and cocktail parties in […]

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“Who’s next?” This is the number one topic at the Los Angeles auto show. After Hyundai had to restate its MPG numbers and pay compensation to customers, executives and analysts are convinced that more automakers may have to do the same, reports the well-connected Reuters reporter Bernie Woodall from the back-rooms and cocktail parties in […]

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Louis Bird Is About To Get Swindled, And Not By Hyundai http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/louis-bird-is-about-to-get-swindled-and-not-by-hyundai/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/louis-bird-is-about-to-get-swindled-and-not-by-hyundai/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:32:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452214 A gentleman named Louis Bird is suing Hyundai because his 2011 Elantra isn’t getting the claimed 40 mpg that Hyundai’s ads apparently tout. Bird is being supported by a group called Consumer Watchdog, and if that rings a bell, maybe it’s because TTAC has dealt with them  a few times in the past regarding Hyundai. […]

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A gentleman named Louis Bird is suing Hyundai because his 2011 Elantra isn’t getting the claimed 40 mpg that Hyundai’s ads apparently tout. Bird is being supported by a group called Consumer Watchdog, and if that rings a bell, maybe it’s because TTAC has dealt with them  a few times in the past regarding Hyundai. […]

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Forget Quality, Safety: Car Buyers Care Most About Mileage, Mileage, And Mileage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/forget-quality-safety-car-buyers-care-most-about-mileage-mileage-and-mileage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/forget-quality-safety-car-buyers-care-most-about-mileage-mileage-and-mileage/#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 15:21:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445546 Fuel economy now is the leading factor that drives new car decisions, a study by Consumer Reports says. “Fuel economy” ranks top by a wide margin, followed far behind by quality, safety, and value. The factors that trigger premature ejaculations in basement-dwelling, Gran Turismo playing phantasy car buyers, namely performance, design, and technology, are also-rans. […]

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Fuel economy now is the leading factor that drives new car decisions, a study by Consumer Reports says. “Fuel economy” ranks top by a wide margin, followed far behind by quality, safety, and value. The factors that trigger premature ejaculations in basement-dwelling, Gran Turismo playing phantasy car buyers, namely performance, design, and technology, are also-rans. […]

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Payback Is A Bitch: Mazda’s ICE Challenges Hybrids http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/payback-is-a-bitch-mazda%e2%80%99s-ice-challenges-hybrids/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/payback-is-a-bitch-mazda%e2%80%99s-ice-challenges-hybrids/#comments Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:27:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369483 When someone tells you “you’ll save a lot of money,” always ask: “How much will it cost me?” New technology that saves you a lot of money usually comes with a nasty habit: It costs a lot upfront. With a car, you are faced with the dilemma whether to pay Big Car now or Big […]

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When someone tells you “you’ll save a lot of money,” always ask: “How much will it cost me?” New technology that saves you a lot of money usually comes with a nasty habit: It costs a lot upfront. With a car, you are faced with the dilemma whether to pay Big Car now or Big […]

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Hyundai Aims High With Record-Low 50 MPG http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/hyundai-aims-high-with-record-low-50-mpg/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/hyundai-aims-high-with-record-low-50-mpg/#comments Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:14:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363561 Did we mention that Hyundai is doing well in the U.S.? Sales up 21 percent for the year. Hyundai cars sold in the U.S. average about 30 miles per gallon, the best fuel efficiency in the industry. Jack Baruth loves his 2005 Hyundai Accent so much that major portions had to be redacted such as […]

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Did we mention that Hyundai is doing well in the U.S.? Sales up 21 percent for the year. Hyundai cars sold in the U.S. average about 30 miles per gallon, the best fuel efficiency in the industry. Jack Baruth loves his 2005 Hyundai Accent so much that major portions had to be redacted such as […]

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The EPA’s Ten Most-Efficient Vehicles Since 1984 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-epas-ten-most-efficient-vehicles-since-1984/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/the-epas-ten-most-efficient-vehicles-since-1984/#comments Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:12:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358516 2000 Honda Insight 5MT CVT (49/61/53) 2010 Toyota Prius (51/48/50) 1986 Chevrolet Sprint ER 5MT (44/53/48) 1990-1994 Geo Metro XFI 5MT (43/52/47) 1986-87 Honda Civic Coupe HF 5MT (42/51/46) 1994-95 Honda Civic Hatchback VX 5MT (39/50/43) 2006-2010 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT (40/45/42) 2010 Honda Insight CVT (40/43/41) 2001-2003 Toyota Prius CVT (42/41/40) 1989 Chevrolet Sprint/Suzuki Swift 5MT (38/45/41) Keep in mind […]

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2000 Honda Insight 5MT CVT (49/61/53) 2010 Toyota Prius (51/48/50) 1986 Chevrolet Sprint ER 5MT (44/53/48) 1990-1994 Geo Metro XFI 5MT (43/52/47) 1986-87 Honda Civic Coupe HF 5MT (42/51/46) 1994-95 Honda Civic Hatchback VX 5MT (39/50/43) 2006-2010 Honda Civic Hybrid CVT (40/45/42) 2010 Honda Insight CVT (40/43/41) 2001-2003 Toyota Prius CVT (42/41/40) 1989 Chevrolet Sprint/Suzuki Swift 5MT (38/45/41) Keep in mind […]

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Why The Chevy Equinox EPA Mileage Numbers Don’t Add Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/why-the-chevy-equinox-epa-mileage-numbers-dont-add-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/why-the-chevy-equinox-epa-mileage-numbers-dont-add-up/#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:32:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345614 TTAC GM Bashing Alert! The following article has been read and reviewed by the TTAC-GM Assault Protective Services Committee and has been found to contain material that may put GM in a negative light. Reader discretion is advised. Unless the elves are asleep at Google, the odds are good that there will be an ad […]

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TTAC GM Bashing Alert! The following article has been read and reviewed by the TTAC-GM Assault Protective Services Committee and has been found to contain material that may put GM in a negative light. Reader discretion is advised. Unless the elves are asleep at Google, the odds are good that there will be an ad […]

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