The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released its fuel efficiency ranking on 2011 models. The rating is based on both city and highway testing. If you looking to buy a car that doesn’t need a lot of gas to get you from places to places, you may want to check out the top 10 more [...]Read more
Yesterday, the Obama administration issued an ultimatum to GM and Chrysler, asking Detroit’s troubled auto makers to restructure immediately or they will face other options including bankruptcy. Unlike last December when the Bush administration gave GM and Chrysler $17.4 bailout to keep them operating, this time the government decided to take a hard line on [...]Read more
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today released its top safety picks for 2009. The reward is given to vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners also have to have electronic stability control (ESC), which research shows significantly reduces [...]Read more
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its Top Safety Pick 2007 today and the new Acura and Ford models scored highest rating in front, side, and rear crash tests. According to the IISH news release, the ranking is determined based on the combination of performance and design: The Institute rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, [...]Read more
I received this notice from American Honda a couple of days ago regarding a safety recall. The reason for the recall, according to the notice, is a defect relating to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2005 Accords and Odysseys, and certain 2006 Ridgelines. A faulty fuel pump relay may cause the fuel pump to [...]Read more
Kiplinger has rolled out an online MPG (miles-per-gallon) calculator for consumers who are shopping for 2007/2008 model year new vehicles. The calculator, according to Kiplinger, is based on EPA’s revised fuel efficiency estimation rules, which will be applied on all vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2007. I used our Honda Odyssey to test the calculator [...]Read more
When you visit new car dealerships shop for a new vehicle next year, you will notice the revised window sticker that more accurately reflects the fuel efficiency of the car you are going to buy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issues new rules on how the fuel economy of new cars is estimated. [...]Read more
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