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Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine 238

Taco Cowboy (5327) writes "Research carried out by UK consumer magazine What Car? which concluded that official manufacturers' MPG figures are unrealistic. Based on the research, new car buyers in the UK who trust official, government-sanctioned fuel economy figures will pay an average of £1,000 (€1,216) more than they expect on fuel over a three-year period. Since launching True MPG two years ago, What Car? has tested almost 400 cars in real-world conditions, using cutting-edge test equipment and achieving economy figures that are on average 19% lower than the government figures."
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Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 26, 2014 @05:26AM (#47091369)

    I'd pay a hell of a lot more for a pint if I got free head!

  • by rolfwind ( 528248 ) on Monday May 26, 2014 @05:31AM (#47091387)

    and it was designed i think well over 20 possibly even 30 years ago. so it has a very *very* gentle acceleration and deceleration curve. gentle acceleration because that is not only fuel-efficient but also the cars of that time simply could not accelerate that much...

    WTF are you blabbering on about? Cars from 1980 or 1990 could not accelerate that much?

    You must be a young kid or something, but not everything before your time was primitive by virtue of you not having come along yet.

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