10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius

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10 Cars That Are More Efficient Than a Prius
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Toyota’s Prius has become the go-to vehicle for people looking to save money at the gas pump. Sure, it looks like an alien science project gone wrong and its driving dynamics are less fun than a trip to the ER, but this car’s groundbreaking combination of high technology, phenomenal fuel economy and unimpeachable reliability have… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Used Cars
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Fuel economy is a major purchase consideration for new-vehicle shoppers; in fact it’s the No. 1 thing they look for in a car or truck. Consumers continue to demand ever greater mileage, and so does the federal government. Washington keeps turning up the wick on its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. In response to… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest 40 MPG Cars

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Top 10 Cheapest 40 MPG Cars
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Fuel efficiency is at the forefront of every new car-buyer’s mind. No one wants to spend $30,000 and find themselves throwing money away at the gas pump, so we’ve compiled a list of the cheapest vehicles that get 40 miles per gallon (combined) in order from most expensive to least expensive. Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability

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Consumer Reports Blasts Honda Civic Hybrid Reliability
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Hybrid vehicles are considered a risky long-term purchase by some, with unknown reliability of hybrid batteries and worries of possible replacement costs. While those fears may be exaggerated, Consumer Reports has found some damning evidence on one particular model: the Honda Civic Hybrid. Continue Reading...

Honda Wins Reversal of Small Claims Court Loss

Honda Wins Reversal of Small Claims Court Loss
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After Honda lost in its small claims court gas mileage suit, the Japanese automaker filed an appeal on the ruling and headed back to court. Earlier on Wednesday, Honda won the reversal of the small claims loss to Heather Peters. Continue Reading...

Honda Appeals Civic Hybrid Small Claims Court Ruling

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Honda Appeals Civic Hybrid Small Claims Court Ruling
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As promised back in March after Heather Peters won her settlement concerning the Honda Civic Hybrid’s MPG claims, Honda is heading back to court to appeal the small claims decision. American Honda’s lawyers are hoping to overturn the highly publicized court award to Heather Peters, who netted $9,867 after suing Honda stating that her Civic… Continue Reading...

Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide

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Honda Hybrid Vehicle Sales Reach 800,000 Worldwide
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It’s amazing to think that it’s been 12 years since Honda introduced its first hybrid vehicle – the first generation Insight – to the world. Back in November 1999, the Insight was a peculiar hybrid but still boasted the world’s highest fuel economy among all gasoline-powered vehicles. And despite Toyota clearly surpassing Honda in hybrid… Continue Reading...

Honda Sued In Small Claims Court Over Mileage Claims

Honda Sued In Small Claims Court Over Mileage Claims
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She’s had it with Honda, and Heather Peters, a former lawyer, hopes her unusual legal approach will garner as much as 10 times the cash reward and potentially serious consequences for the company if others follow her lead. Peters, unlike the hundreds of Civic Hybrid owners who joined class action suits, decided to take Honda… Continue Reading...

2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Warranty Gets Extended

2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid Warranty Gets Extended
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Honda is offering an extended 10-year/120,000-mile warranty to 2006-2011 Civic Hybrid owners due to a possible gas leak. And while it’s a little strange that there’s no recall for the 80,000 or so impacted vehicles, we’re pretty sure owners are going to be just fine with such a nice and lengthy warranty from Honda. The… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of 2012
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The Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient cars have been named for 2012 by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA (those guys that come up with the official ratings for cars) has compiled the list, which is dominated by Japanese automakers. Those remaining two are domestic vehicles, although with one being a commercial van, it almost… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed

New York 2011: 2012 Honda Civic Lineup Revealed
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The 2012 Honda Civic bows at New York with new styling across the line, and new powertrains for Si and Hybrid models. The regular Civic sedan and coupe make do with the same powertrain and 5-speed transmission from the last model. But if it ain’t broke, as they say, don’t fix it: the 1.8-liter i-VTEC… Continue Reading...

2012 Honda Civic To Launch As Part Of Product Blitz

2012 Honda Civic To Launch As Part Of Product Blitz
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Honda‘s previous Civic launches have seen the base models get the star-treatment right out of the gate, with performance and eco variants following later on. But this time will be different, as Honda plans to launch the regular Civic, Civic Si, Civic Hybrid and a natural gas powered Civic within weeks of each other. The… Continue Reading...

Honda Stopping Sales Of Civic In Japan

Honda Stopping Sales Of Civic In Japan
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In a move that would be unthinkable to most North American consumers, Honda will stop selling its ubiquitous Civic in Japan due to non-existant demand for the iconic compact. Japanese have been gravitating towards hybrids, ultra-compact cars and small minivans for some time now, leaving little room for the venerable Civic sedan, an extremely popular… Continue Reading...

Honda Canada Denies Insight, Civic Hybrid Getting Axed – For Now

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Honda Canada Denies Insight, Civic Hybrid Getting Axed – For Now
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In response to rumors that Honda‘s Canadian division would axe the low-selling Insight and Civic Hybrid, Honda Canada has issued a statement confirming plans to continue sales of the two models… for now. We contacted Honda Canada and received a message from PR boss Richard Jacobs confirming the models for the future, but the “official… Continue Reading...

Honda Canada Rumored to Drop Insight, Civic Hybrid

Honda Canada Rumored to Drop Insight, Civic Hybrid
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Honda may drop both the Civic Hybrid and the Insight from its lineup in Canada. According to a recent report by Monvolant, the two hybrids will be eliminated from the product plan – likely in response to dismally poor sales. This would then leave the new CR-Z as the only hybrid in Honda Canada’s lineup…. Continue Reading...

Honda to Axe Gas-Powered Civic in Japan, Drop Acura RL Globally

Honda to Axe Gas-Powered Civic in Japan, Drop Acura RL Globally
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Honda is set to make some big changes to its product lineup, at home and abroad, eliminating the Acura RL and dropping the gas-powered Civic model from its lineup in Japan. We can’t say we’re surprised about the demise of the slow-selling RL, especially after Acura recently released the TL SH-AWD model with the same… Continue Reading...