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nraacct
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 8:47:34 PM

Automakers have answered new fuel economy requirements and increased consumer demand with some lofty mpg claims. But it seems some of these claims have been a little too high, at least on paper.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 7:06:13 AM

they rarely do with the way most people drive.
I easily get better than EPA estimates if I drive nicely.
remay
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 5:54:09 AM

What goes around, comes around. Let the truth be known!
52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:24:47 AM

My 93 Honda beats the milage clame. Whats wrong with todays engineering?
rahcat
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:01:34 AM

Don't want a Ford hybrid.
Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:09:18 PM

.
Ford hasn't done anything nor made ANY claims, they are the numbers the EPA came up with! One more reason to get rid of the EPA once and for all!
rcornel
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:58:37 AM

They all do it.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:20:22 AM

It doesn't surprise me.
dbellie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:18:54 AM

another Hyundai human error answer
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:34:41 AM

Another lie.
MustangGTConv
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:36:56 AM

People said the same thing about the 2010-2012 FFH and I was able to get upwards of 55 MPG on average with my FFH. It all depends on how you drive it. The average person will drive very aggressively and expect it to meet the EPA estimates while they should just be thankful that they are getting 40 MPG. If they were driving a regular car they would likely be getting in the upper 20's.
gs7101
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:48:46 AM

This was a silly claim to make!
BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:52:04 AM

How could it be?
Mark8601
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:38:38 AM

its a pitty, liked what Ford put out
flyank
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:39:03 AM

This should come as no surprise.
Jumpmaster82
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:04:04 AM

they never do, but in a strange twist, diesel autos almost always EXCEED the posted MPGs
leeac
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:43:09 AM

If they lie about gas mpg they should be severely punished.
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:28:34 AM

Ford should prove it's mpg claims or face the music like Kia and Hundaii.
kkimes
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:56:03 AM

I have a 2012 Camry Hybrid and get 41mpg in all around driving. I wouldn't expect the Fusion to be much higher. I know Ford approaches the hybrid drive a little different than Toyota but there is only so much you can do without hurting performance or dropping the weight significantly.
CivicMA
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:52:11 AM

Color me shocked that someone cooked the numbers!
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:15:14 AM

Isn't the well thought of EPA investing these claims?
CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:03:23 AM

Blaming President Obama!
C'mon, get real; this was a problem long before the President was even born! Idiotic Rhetoric!
Comments like these, only makes the presenter look more nonintellectual then their intended target!
Blue_Cruzer
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:03:14 AM

EPA mileage ratings are always higher than actual mpg over normnal road conditions.
bills299
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:02:41 AM

Of course they are tested at optimal conditions!!
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:01:19 AM

when has car manufacturer mpg ever been accurate
CdnLynx
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:59:17 PM

Lab testing on tracks with no resistance should stop and real world testing with terrain up and downs!
mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:25:42 PM

Companies will play around with that gray area in the hopes of getting more business and more money.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 11:00:52 PM

Give it a chance, It will :) New concept and newest innovation.
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:29:23 PM

good grief, whos next
andy1024
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:23:52 PM

Oops. Now Ford is overstating?
fowlcan
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:01:25 PM

Most new mpg claims have never measured up to the real world.
davenles
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:54:55 PM

Probably industry wide.
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:44:02 PM

Who's next?
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:37:49 PM

If BO wasn't overstepping his authority by dictating that car manufacturers meet certain fuel efficiency standards, perhaps they wouldn't be erring in their estimates. This is not to exonerate automobile makers, but if we were to confine the FED to only their Constitutionally delegated powers, most of our problems would be vaporized overnight.
bcline909
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:19:57 PM

bummer
YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:14:09 PM

Bad move by Ford
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 9:11:51 PM

i knew this was coming, and now the law suits begin
RRBC
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 8:59:45 PM

Another one!
bulbash73
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 8:58:27 PM

No surprise here. Untested vehicle hits market . Good luck
graceman
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 8:54:22 PM

What else is new?
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