Join Date: May 2012
Location: Surrey, BC. Canada
Drives: 2013 Rio SX Hatchback
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Those shrugging off the law suit are not thinking clearly. Kia performed the test wrong (knowingly?? who knows) and over-estimated the mileage numbers people use for purchase comparisons.
Fuel economy is a very large factor in most people's decision making process when considering a new car purchase. If two cars are rated the same, but one was calculated wrong, then I can expect the cost of ownership to be different between the two cars. Even if I drive them in exactly the same manner.
So thousands of people purchase the vehicle based upon an under-estimated cost of ownership factor. This factor can also affect the resale value of the car.
I may have made a different decision had accurate numbers been provided at time of purchase.
To use the ridiculous empty cereal box analogy. Two boxes of cereal claim you will get 50 bowls each. For one box you usually get 40 bowls while for the other one you get only 30 bowls. Then you find out it's because the second company had been overrestimating the amount of cereal in the box and should have been claiming you can get 40 bowls. It doesn't matter that for either box you could have used smaller bowls and gotten more than they claim.
2012 Kia Rio SX Hatch, UVO, Clear White, Tinting, "K" Emblem, Sharkfin
Last edited by marleyfan61; 11-12-2012 at 02:57 PM.