Great Mpg or Real Life Mpg?

Where did all these high-mileage cars come from all of a sudden?

It seems you can't watch TV, surf the Internet or pick up a newspaper without seeing an advertisement from an auto manufacturer touting a vehicle that gets 25 to 30 miles per gallon or more. If all these thrifty and, by extension, environmentally friendly vehicles are out there, why didn't we know about it before now?

The truth, as always, is in the fine print. We seldom see articles elsewhere that can really help car owners and buyers figure out things, but here's one from that tells you a lot more about those "high mileage" cars and trucks than meets the eye and well worth reading. Click here for more.

Meanwhile, if your new car or truck is getting lousy miles per gallon and you think you've been had, you can do something about it. While it's tough to fight over the mpg aspect when the sticker tries hard to wiggle out of the numbers they represent, if your mpg is drastically off, it could mean that there's a defect or problem with your vehicle that is eating away at your mpg numbers. Take your vehicle back to your dealer and complain. Some variance from the EPA numbers might happen, but you shouldn't be drastically off target.

And if you get the run around from your dealer, remember that the squeeky wheel is the one that gets the grease so keep complaining.

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Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. Burdge has represented literally thousands of consumers in "lemon" lawsuits and actively co-counsels and coaches other Consumer Law attorneys. From 2005 through 2018, attorney Ronald L. Burdge has been named as the only Lemon Law Ohio Super Lawyer by Law and Politics magazine and Thomson Reuters Corp., Professional Division. Burdge restricts his practice to Lemon Law and Consumer Law cases. The Ohio Super Lawyer results are published annually in the January issue of Cincinnati Magazine. Ronald L. Burdge was named Consumer Law Trial Lawyer of the Year 2004 by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, the nation's largest organization of consumer law private and government attorneys. "Your impact on the auto industry has been magnified many times over because of the trail you blazed for others," stated NACA's Executive Director, Will Ogburn. Burdge has represented thousands of consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and elsewhere since 1978 and is a frequent lecturer to national, state and local Bar Associations and Judicial organizations. Burdge is admitted to Ohio's state and federal courts, Kentucky's state courts, and Indiana's federal courts. Other court admissions are on a "pro hac" temporary, case by cases basis.