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FocusST2

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:11:22 AM

Buyer interest in new Hyundai and Kia vehicles may be softening following the South Korean automaker's admission that it inflated its gas mileage on several models, data from auto research website Edmunds.com indicates.

The website's finding is based on what it considers to be people logging onto the site with "purchase intent" for specific models over the past three months. It says purchase intent is "a metric for measuring a model's share of consumer demand."

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msgt_usa
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 10:46:07 AM

Would not buy either regardless of these claims.
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johton
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 12:16:56 PM

I wouldn't buy either of them.
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peabeax55
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:53:46 AM

Natural reaction. This does not change Hyundai's reliability.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:21:02 AM

So for all those who say this was deliberate or intentional act, where is the proof of that?
Also, when will all the other makers who claim these mileages that don't get them be scrutinized?
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:32:19 AM

I would buy a Honda over a Hyundai.
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:09:43 PM

'Several models'? Try 'just about every single model they make' and not an 'oopsie error' but a deliberate act. Couldn't happen to a nicer company IMO.
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sillywagon
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:17:40 PM

No kidding!!! Mistakes happen, nothing is perfect. But when a company is caught deliberately lying, it effects "trust". I am sure Toyota took a hit in sales when it was making the "floormat" excuse.

[Edited by: sillywagon at 11/25/2012 8:18:20 PM EST]
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 8:05:31 PM

So who's next?
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:59:35 PM

They shouldn't have lied to consumers.
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:34:27 PM

Rightfully so. If they try to gain sales thru lies then they deserve what they get,( in this instance less sales).
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evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:27:20 PM

Lying and apologizing when caught. Toyota doesn't have a problem with it according to all the recalls.
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CorvairHaven
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:23:01 PM

If you cheat, that's what you get.
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:07:39 PM

Ok
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:05:31 PM

Lesson learned for Hyundai and Kia. They shouldve realized that sooner or later someone was going to find out.
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:00:27 PM

They should be losing customers and they should compensate the people that bought their cars because of the mpg claims.
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:36:59 PM

Hyundai and Kia = cheap Korean garbage aimed at the ghetto and welfare markets. Their cars are junk. Remember the horrid Hyundai Excel of the '80s? Yoikes, what a beater!
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:48:52 PM

When you mislead the public, they don't trust your product.
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:41:05 PM

While Hyundai and Kia have come a long way over the years it still doesn't exuse overstating the mileage because now the public is untrusting.
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newman26
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:32:37 PM

In the short term yes. Toyota Recovered. It will depend on what they do to resolve this situation.
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:32:44 PM

Good. More cars for me to choose from!
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:15:06 PM

Cheaters never prosper!
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cssco
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:53:16 AM

I always buy these automobiles when looking for class action. Not.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:43:50 AM

Came back to bite them.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:24 AM

I wouldn't buy one.
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Canucktree
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:23 AM

Use one as a rental right now. Wish I had my VW TDi!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:42:17 AM

and gm and fiat build good cars i suppose ?
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cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:41:34 AM

No doubt.
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VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:39:33 AM

Consequences ...
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:38:41 AM

Well they don't have to worry about losing me as a customer because they never had me!
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gfox4810
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:37:32 AM

ok
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Buckeyee
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:24:08 AM

Toyota has lost it's luster also with all their recalls.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:21:17 AM

This will last until the next media hype about another car manufacturer!
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brbts
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:13:24 AM

Good - they shouldn't have lied in the first place!
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bcline909
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:07:54 AM

mpg all the way
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dbellie
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:04:34 AM

not what was advertised with ours
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:56:20 AM

They got caught cheating, and are paying the price now. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.
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cdrrod
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:53:21 AM

I cannot support someone who lies...
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SSwathwood
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:48:53 AM

Ok.
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uglytom
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:41:39 AM

Good, they should!
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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:37:48 AM

Then again, the drop in interest may be unrelated.

The article uses one source to determine that buyer interest in SOME models of Hyundai and Kia have dropped. There is no data to indicate why it dropped.But author assumes that it's due to the MPG problem.

Has interest in competitor's offerings grown? Can't tell from reading this.

Are sales actually down? No data here.

Shoddy reporting.
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Skunk63
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:33:01 AM

They're still efficient cars regardless of the mileage claim snafu.
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bills299
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:28:22 AM

Really?
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yankeeriffraff
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:17:25 AM

leaar2 has it right.
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leraar2
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:07:49 AM

it's a matter of TRUST; what else might they be lying about?
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dorisntx
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:01:25 AM

yep, my friend gets TERRIBLE mileage on hers.
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graceman
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:01:04 AM

They are the ones who got caught,what about the others?
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:59:07 AM

Maybe there are more then them. We will find out soon or later
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slgas
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:54:29 AM

They will be sporting a black eye for awhile.
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atdinut
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:46:30 AM

Do I have to say it.......... no kidding!
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:40:41 AM

Do anything to sell a car
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