Saturday, September 17, 2005

Consumer Reports Dives In

Consumer Reports recently published yet another piece taking a very hard look at EPA mileage estimates. Here's a link to the piece, along with a relevant soundbyte from the article:

"For years, automakers have been criticized for producing vehicles that get so-so gas mileage. But as gas prices climb and consumers seek more miles per gallon, it turns out that fuel economy is much worse than it appears--50 percent less on some models, a new Consumer Reports analysis reveals."


At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

I don't have a hybrid but pretty close. My Scion xA is mistaken for one nearly every day and it gets a real 32MPG for all around driving and up to 36MPG for all highway driving like a slightly old lady.

But I want to know if there is a newer - higher - "sweet spot" for the best mileage in cars coming out of Japan and Detroit. Can anyone tell me?

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Shopper Story 
Tips and Tricks to maximize your shopping experiences. Learn from shoppers from 5th Avenue and Rodeo Drive. Learn wehere to find the best deal and superior customer service.
Tutor Reviews 
Rank your tutor and recommend him/er to others. Share your opinion, reviews with other students looking for tutors.
Upset Clients 
Read stories from disappointed clients. Clients upset about service or product qualities express their opinions on the pages of this website. Feel free to leave your own comments.
Upset Consumers 
Read stories from disappointed consumers. Consumers annoyed or upset about service or product will express their opinions on the pages of this website. Feel free to leave your own comments. Do not let businesses get away with bad service.
Upset Shoppers 
Learn from experienced shoppers about the stores to visit or to avoid. Feel free to comment on your favorite stores. Objective consumer opinions shared inside this community site.
Write a Complaint 

Read stories from disappointed shoppers. Learn about the stores that will worth you while to avoid. Shoppers disappointed about service or product will express their opinions on the pages of this website. Do not let businesses get away with bad service. Feel free to leave your own comments.

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At 10:29 AM, Blogger pleasedconsumer said...


There are several ways to get product reviews. You can consult a large publication like "Consumer Reports" or visit their website However, reports that you will find from Consumer Reports will be written by Magazine editors and sponsored by the manufacturers of the product. I am not sure if you can trust those reviews.

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