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Posted by Michelle Steiner on March 28, 2007, 10:42 pm
 




No, 60 mpg is the result of following the federally mandated EPA mileage
tests.  Toyota had no choice in the matter.  They are required to
advertise only the EPA mileage if they advertise mileage at all, and
they are required to put the EPA mileage on the window sticker of the
car.

Not just Toyota, but every automobile manufacturer selling in the USA,
and for every make and model of new car, SUV, and pickup truck sold in
the country.

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Posted by Bill on March 29, 2007, 9:09 pm
 


Michelle Steiner wrote:

Actually, according to the EPA, any OEM can put lesser values in the MPG
rating, but since it is used as a buying yardstick by some, it would be
foolish for any OEM to do so, even if it is in the interest of truth in
advertising.

Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 29, 2007, 11:46 am
 



No.  The marketing department is just using the figure that the EPA
independently determined.

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