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Old 03-22-2012, 12:22 PM
tagheuer tagheuer is offline
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Originally Posted by raleedy View Post
You have a point, but it's different from the one I was trying to make. The EPA ratings matter in the marketplace because people look at them, compare them and rely on them in making buying decisions. Whether or not that is a smart thing to do.
exactly...we often forget to take off our enthusiast glasses and pretend to be the average purchaser.

i.e. the rich soccer mom wife who wants a BMW because: 1) its the right color; 2) it has leather; and 3) it has the BMW roundel on it.

LOTS, in fact MOST average car buys rely on the EPA estimates on the window stickers when comparing cars.

Honda just lost a big class action lawsuit and had to pay each owner $300 for falsely advertising mileage.

Mileage is very interesting issue. Are any of you familar with Hyundai? They seem to be able to fudge their numbers across the board. Almost all their cars have great EPA numbers (Sonata, etc) but significantly worse real world fuel economy...

LOTS of complaints about this in the forums, etc...

Last edited by tagheuer; 03-22-2012 at 12:24 PM.
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