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> Why does Hyundai ALWAYS do this??
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post Mar 19 2014, 02:16 PM
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You'd think the powers that be in Korea would learn from past lessons. The over estimating mileage claim crap has been going on for well over a decade. Even lawsuit settlements can't stop them. It's like they're an addict and can't stop. They know it's not good for them and illegal but they still do it. Damn.

In case you're wondering what I'm talking about, Hyundai overstated the mileage on the upcoming Sonata to the media in Korea. While the overestimate wasn't huge, it's just a very curious to say the least.

Read more here.

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post Mar 19 2014, 03:04 PM
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the sad thing is, that alot of folks CAN get the mileage stated.


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post Mar 19 2014, 03:19 PM
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QUOTE (RPW00Mirage @ Mar 19 2014, 04:04 PM) *
the sad thing is, that alot of folks CAN get MORE THAN the mileage stated.


Quoted for accuracy. If people could understand that THEY are the #1, #2 and #3 reason mileage varies, we wouldn't be in this mess.


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post Mar 19 2014, 03:32 PM
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I think you guys are missing my point. No doubt high real world MPG numbers are attainable. I'm not talking about that.

Hyundai does tend to publish numbers that are a bit on the high side. Even with HP at times. Remember the Beta II exaggeration?

I just thought it might be better for them to quote figures that are slightly lower than their testing shows. Instead, this makes them look like "cheaters" again to a degree.


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post Mar 19 2014, 03:39 PM
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Yep. 4hp on the early BetaII's. Such a huge number. Less than 3%. You'll get a larger variance on identical engines on engine stands than that.

I think our point (making the assumption here, but it is at least mine) Their numbers aren't out of line with what the cars can, and do achieve in the real world. A 5-10% change in fuel economy is nothing in the real world. Temp, driving surface, tire pressure, altitude, precipitation, humidity.... all those can make larger differences than anything they are printing.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: People need to suck it up and take some personal responsibility for their lives and stop looking for a fucking scapegoat to blame it on.


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QUOTE (Bobzilla @ Mar 19 2014, 04:39 PM) *
Yep. 4hp on the early BetaII's.

Actually it was 5. Stated 140, actual 135. smile.gif


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post Mar 19 2014, 05:25 PM
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Overstatement leads to more overstatements then you have fake stats like we use to have years ago when it is only obtainable in best conditions. (like going downhill with a tailwind BOTH ways) They know better and I would not blame the consumer because he never gets a tailwind and downhill going to work. How about understating for once and impress everyone.


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u guys do know that when converting from korean miles and korean horses into murrican hoes powah and quarter miles...

tings tend to get rost in transration


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Hey-I had a '99 Accent with HP rating more than reality. With the Elantra, Hyundai was trying to get ointo the "40 MPG" wagon along with other manufacturers. The bit them in the *ss.


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post Mar 19 2014, 08:32 PM
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I want my 4hp back!!!!!


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post Mar 19 2014, 09:23 PM
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Dude you have an XD2 and all your 138 advertised horses. You never lost squat. Just sayin... laugh.gif

I actually bought my '02 GT based on it being 140HP and I was bummed it only had 135.


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i was bummed too..reason we didnt get the protege 5

well one of reasons... elantra was loaded


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