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Heard a rumor today about mpg issues

Discussion in 'Kia Stinger Talk' started by Get Stung, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Never thought

    Never thought United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    But the EPA and their MPG calculation are only in America ;)
     
  2. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    Correct. The credit for 2011-2013 models was US only (as best as I can determine)..
     
  3. CaliSting

    CaliSting United States Active Member

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    Watching as I already have 16000 miles on my GT2. I’d love Kia to pay for my gas!
     
  4. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    16,000 miles at 21mpg should have consumed 760 gallons but instead consumed 800. That's ~40 gallons difference, at an average of $2.50 over the period of ownership - here's your $100 check. Have a nice meal.
     
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  5. SteveCo

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    Canada and the US.
     
  6. CaliSting

    CaliSting United States Active Member

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    Damn need to move to Goergia . 91 premium is $3.50 gal here in Cali.
     
  7. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    At Costco the other day, 91 Premium was $2.50. Or was it $2.55? :p
     
  8. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    I paid $2.19..
     
  9. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    I saw 89 octane a few days ago for $1.98.
     
  10. TwiceStung

    TwiceStung United States Active Member

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    Premium here is $3.00-3.50. I can drive in almost any direction an hour (usually south or east) and get it for at least 50-60 cents less. Pisses me off.
     
  11. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    The more I thought about this, the more absurd it becomes. Kia isn't going to cut cheques based on individual mpg discrepancies. That would only encourage hog wild Sport mode gas guzzling, to increase the mpg difference. Only at the EPA level is any sort of group compensation going to happen if anything happens at all.
     
  12. JustThatPenguin

    JustThatPenguin United States Active Member

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    I've been getting 13.5mpg. Always in sport mode...
     
  13. YEH

    YEH United States Active Member

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    This.

    BMW also had to lower their MPG rating for their turbo-4 some years ago (turbo motors seems to play havoc w/ the EPA rating system); Ford's EcoBoost has, in particular, been problematic.
     
  14. TwiceStung

    TwiceStung United States Active Member

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    You can end this thread now since there will be no compensation coming from anywhere on this topic. That is the pipe dream of all pipe dreams.
     
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  15. Kamauxx

    Kamauxx United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    I really had my heart set on that Applebee's meal.
     
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  16. eflyguy

    eflyguy United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm happy to send you $2 so you can supersize your lunch tomorrow...
     
  17. Johnman

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    My previous car was a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The sticker said 45/45 mpg, but it got more like 35mpg tops. Out of the blue, I got a $1000 check from Lincoln as part of a class-action lawsuit based on the unrealistic claim. Thanks, Lincoln! So it can happen.
     
  18. TwiceStung

    TwiceStung United States Active Member

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    I’ll throw in $2 as well.
     
  19. MerlintheMad

    MerlintheMad United States 2500 Posts Club!

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    So a 10 MPH discrepancy awards $1000. Kia will send $100 to everyone in the US/Canada for the 1 MPH discrepancy. But only if you join the class action. :cautious::unsure::whistle:
     
  20. CaliSting

    CaliSting United States Active Member

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    That would be awesome! I could use $1000 bucks. I’m sure some lawyer somewhere will kick off a class action on this one. Federal and state governments also seem to get their pound of flesh from car manufactures who make false claims as well. One of things that surprised me was the dismal fuel economy that a 3.3 T returns in a sedan that is fairly areo dynamic and running skinny tires.
     
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