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Old 06-26-2008, 09:30 PM   #1
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Car Salesman says "New mileage standard "

My wife and I stopped in to the Toyota Dealer today to look at new trucks. We are interested in a 4-wheel drive truck with a 4 door cab that gets better gas mileage then our current pickup. The sticker on the window of the 2008 Toyota pickup we were looking at said 15 MPG city, 20 MPG highway. I commented to the salesman "Hmm, that's not much better then what we get now". He replied "Oh no, that's uphill mileage!" All of the car companies are using uphill mileage now, it's the new standard! We continue to look.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: Car Salesman says "New mileage standard "

the epa did change the mpg standards for 2008. Vehicles will be rated at fewer mpg with the new system.

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Beginning with 2008 models, all fuel economy estimates based on new test methods, which EPA finalized in December 2006. The new methods better account for actual driving conditions that can lower fuel economy, such as high speed, aggressive driving, use of air conditioning, and cold temperature operation. The new estimates will give drivers a more accurate estimate of the fuel economy they are likely to achieve on the road. Because of the new methods, the estimates for most 2008 models will be lower than their 2007 counterparts. To aid consumers shopping for new cars, EPA has also redesigned the fuel economy window sticker posted on all new cars and light trucks to be easier to read and understand.
here's the link to the epa's website

http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info lapeer.
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:18 PM   #4
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uphill mileage huh? Gotta love salesmen, they'll say anything to make a sale.

Why not just say they changed the EPA rating's to make them more realistic. Saying that it's rated at "uphill mileage" is misleading.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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uphill mileage huh? Gotta love salesmen, they'll say anything to make a sale.

Why not just say they changed the EPA rating's to make them more realistic. Saying that it's rated at "uphill mileage" is misleading.
Yep. And humorous!
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:27 AM   #6
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Re: Car Salesman says "New mileage standard "

So what are the new standards?
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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The altitude must be getting to you...

Check the link lapeer posted ;)
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:54 PM   #8
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Re: Car Salesman says "New mileage standard "

Actually he was probably using an "industry" term. He maybe meant no harm...but I can see the confusion lol
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what if you live in the prairies? do they get a special rating?
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