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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:48:05 PM

There's a change afoot with the new Monroney label, aka a car's window sticker, for the 2013 model year. The aim of the revamped label, which is created jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, is to make the information more clear for car shoppers and to provide more effective ways to compare the fuel economy and its associated costs of multiple cars. Let's take a look at the specifics of the new label.
Miles per gallon. For gasoline-powered cars, the new car window stickers put the combined fuel economy number measured in miles per gallon in large type, minimizing both the city and highway mpg numbers that were previously very prominent. The switch in emphasis is an effort to help consumers set more realistic expectations on what fuel economy to expect
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:01:45 PM

More information? Nah, it's just more guesswork by the EPA.
car253
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:58:54 AM

HIGHER PRICES!
millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:03:39 AM

would like to take a look
Cashless
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:57:18 AM

Good to know.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 5:29:32 AM

Can you believe it?
TurkishMan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:55:59 AM

we are all getting screwed
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:02:15 AM

Good idea. Anyone who does the math should realize that a 1 M.P.G. difference is more meaningful for low M.P.G. vehicles vs. high M.P.G. vehicles.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:12:20 AM

It's about time
andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:24:30 PM

Good to know.
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:53:47 PM

More realistic numbers??? I'd settlement for the truth.
esq262
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:39:08 PM

I am not a new car consumer.
eschroth442
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:30:04 PM

don't want a new car the money lost just driving it off the lot isn't worth it.
hpmossii
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:06:43 PM

It doesn't matter if they post seperate city & highway MPG or a composite. What matters is whether the data is accurate or manipulated. Time will tell...
csblesson
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:06:32 PM

Good
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 9:36:20 PM

Good to have more information.
cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:13:59 PM

Hopefully this makes it easier to compare

[Edited by: cmgodwin at 1/18/2013 8:14:40 PM EST]
mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:55:12 PM

As long as that info is correct then its good.
sailorjupoak
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:41:01 PM

I'm not in the market for a new car, so I'll wait to learn about this until then.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:06:38 PM

I'll research it more when I'm ready to buy new.
BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:52:16 PM

Makes no difference to me, because I'm not in the market for a new car
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:38:16 PM

Now if we actually could read it behind tinted windows.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:07:56 PM

just more confusing thats all
millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:06:05 PM

will see
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:48:31 PM

how much will more info cost ?
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:45:31 PM

THATS GREAT.......GET IT DONE.......
skempton
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:31:46 PM

How can they calculate fuel dollar savings with the wide disparity in fuel prices.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:22:21 PM

LostInNY - I do. After I look at the price. If the price were out of my comfort zone I don't care if the car got a zillion MPG..

Well -- I really would care if it got a zillion MPG, but I will never know because I look no further than the price! LOL
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 5:14:02 PM

Does anyone really really read the window sticker except for the price?
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:31:24 PM

More info is only good if the good info.
crep1291
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:28:45 PM

Let's hope the QR codes provide more accurate numbers (based on summer and winter E10 and not "ideal" E0 that's used for EPA testing).
amerk73
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:26:41 PM

making more money
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:20:07 PM

A Step in the right direction.
Ouch06
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:19:31 PM

ok
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:15:09 PM

still got to be a lawyer to understand
investmentdr
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:01:52 PM

more "misleading" information
molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:55:05 PM

Whatever.
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