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November 3, 2012 | By Tom Krisher, Associated Press
DETROIT - Hyundai and Kia overstated the gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles sold in the last three years, a discovery that could bring sanctions from the U.S. government and millions of dollars in reimbursements to car owners. The inflated mileage was uncovered in an audit of test results by the Environmental Protection Agency, which ordered the Korean automakers to replace fuel economy stickers on the affected cars. The new window stickers will have figures that are one-to-six miles per gallon lower depending on the model, the agency said Friday.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1991 | Daily News Wire Services
USAir Group said yesterday it has revised its frequent traveler program so passengers can earn a free ticket faster and to more domestic destinations than to any other airline in the industry. Beginning Sept. 1, USAir will eliminate zone awards and reduce from 30,000 to 20,000 the mileage needed for a coach ticket anywhere in the continental United States or Canada. Members who claimed a zone ticket and travel after Sept. 1 can use it for U.S. and Canadian travel. Members who claimed a 30,000 mileage award for one coach ticket for travel after Sept.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
It's time to take those golf bags, bowling balls and other junk out of the trunk of your car, because filling the gas tank is getting expensive again. Gasoline prices rose more than a nickel a gallon at the pump in the past two weeks as motorists continued to feel the effects of the Persian Gulf crisis, acccording to the Lundberg Survey of 13,500 gas stations reported Sunday. The average price for all grades of gasoline rose 5.2 cents to $1.3316 a gallon. The previous survey spanned a three-week period rather than two weeks and found a 10.23-cent increase in the national average.
NEWS
March 8, 1990 | By Karl Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Bucks County Commissioners last week suspended the county's consumer- protection director for allegedly billing the county for mileage that she incurred in outside work and making an employee feed her dog. Peggy H. Adams, 53, of Bedminster, was suspended indefinitely with pay on Feb. 27 after county officials received two anonymous letters alleging that she improperly billed expenses to the county that she had incurred elsewhere. The letters allege a pattern of abuses that if proven, could result in Adams' dismissal.
NEWS
August 14, 2011 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, like the gas/electric version of its corporate sibling, the GMC Yukon, marks the first time hybrid technology has been applied to a large sport-utility vehicle. The result of that marriage of sippy-cup tech and truck-based, three-ton titan was a rather costly critter ($53,950) whose EPA fuel economy estimates (20 city and 23 highway) were definitely not mailed in from the Province of Prius. Then again, you have to put these things in perspective.
NEWS
March 5, 2000 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
Question: I have an opportunity to buy a 1995 BMW 318iC with 98,000 miles on it at a good price. The car has been well taken care of, but I'm a little leery of a vehicle with that many miles on it. What do you think? Answer: I can understand your concern. That is high mileage. However, that kind of mileage in five years suggests a lot of highway driving, which translates into less wear on the engine and transmission than short-hop, stop-and-go motoring. If you decide to go ahead with the buying process, your first move should be to have a mechanic check the car's general condition, and take compression and oil-pressure readings on the engine.
SPORTS
January 27, 1999 | By Phil Sheridan and Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Used to be, a player could get a lot more mileage out of guaranteeing a Super Bowl victory. Ask Joe Namath. Atlanta cornerback Ray Buchanan went on record last week with a guarantee that his team will unseat the defending champion - and heavily favored - Denver Broncos in Sunday's Super Bowl. Buchanan was upstaged by his own coach, his boast lost in the hubbub over Dan Reeves' candid comments about the coup d'Elway that cost him his job in Denver. "That has to be the low-keyest guarantee in the history of the Super Bowl," Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith said.
NEWS
October 27, 1988 | By Burr Van Atta, Inquirer Staff Writer
Northeast auto dealer Paul Pressman, who admitted that he had rolled back odometers on 20 cars, has forfeited his license and agreed to pay $35,000 in restitution under an agreement reached with Pennsylvania Attorney General LeRoy S. Zimmerman's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The Torresdale resident forfeited his dealer's license for 30 months and his auto salesman's license for a year. The sanctions against Pressman, whose business was located at 8312 State Rd. opposite the Police Academy and the city's House of Correction, were incorporated in a consent petition filed last month in Commonwealth Court by the bureau's Philadelphia office.
NEWS
June 11, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Airlines and US Airways announced Monday that they will combine mileage balances for frequent-flier awards programs in 2015. No date was given. Starting Wednesday, US Airways Dividend Miles elite-level frequent fliers and American AAdvantage elite members will be able to upgrade on either airline within 24 hours of departure, on a "first come, first-served basis. " The upgrades will be offered on flights within and between the United States (excluding Hawaii) and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, and Central America.
NEWS
October 17, 1999 | By Al Haas, INQUIRER AUTOMOTIVE WRITER
Question: I've been shopping for my first sport-utility vehicle. One thing I've been noticing is their gas mileage. Every one I've looked at so far has had pretty poor mileage, according to the window sticker. What, if anything, could I do to improve mileage if I bought one. Answer: Several factors argue against good gas mileage in sport-utilities. First and foremost is vehicle weight. By virtue of their heavy-duty construction, and the added poundage tacked on by their four-wheel-drive systems, even the so-called compact utes such as the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee weigh well over two tons.
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NEWS
March 20, 2016 | Al Haas, FOR THE INQUIRER
In 1996, Toyota fielded the first compact crossover - the RAV4. Twenty years later, it has answered the question - what have you done for us lately? - by building a new all-wheel-drive hybrid RAV4 that qualifies as the highest mileage AWD vehicle you can buy (it has EPA mileage ratings of 34 city and 31 highway, not bad for a two-ton ride). The new hybrid, available only in two upmarket AWD models, arrives in a fourth-generation RAV4 that was redesigned for 2013 and underwent an extensive mid-cycle refresh for 2016.
NEWS
February 29, 2016 | By Paul Brand, STAR TRIBUNE
Question: My wife and I recently purchased a 2007 Honda Fit with 103,000 miles on it. Unfortunately, the car gets crappy gas mileage: 22 miles per gallon in mostly city driving, 30 on the highway in warmer weather. The car appears to be in good overall condition, starts easily, and runs smoothly. I've replaced the air filter and the spark plugs; neither had any effect. The tires are inflated to specs. The coolant temperature was 172 degrees when the car was warmed up. We have twice had it checked out by our mechanic and he finds no codes on the scanner.
NEWS
September 14, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Toyota pioneered the small crossover way back in 1996 with a Lilliputian cutie called the RAV4. Little did anyone realize at the time that so many people would eventually decide that compact crossovers like the RAV4, and their even smaller, subcompact brethren, were good ideas. Who would have thought that by 2015, these automotive bonsai would be registering redwood-sized sales? The gathering popularity of these little guys is partly driven by qualities they share with larger SUVs, namely utility and the bad-weather security of optional all-wheel-drive.
NEWS
February 9, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
In the last millennium, I saw Volvos as the province of people who viewed cars as appliances, as the property of academics who wanted to appear above automotive infatuation. They struck me as safe, slow shipping cartons. That changed in this new century. They've become much more stylish and athletic. That sea change was particularly evident during the recent week I spent in the company of the 2015.5 S60 T6 Drive-E, Volvo's handsome and dynamic compact sedan. Drive-E is Volvospeak for a clever new engine that produces 302 horsepower from just two liters - and saves petrol in the process.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
TWO FORMER PennDOT managers and eight inspectors were arrested today in an overbilling scheme that defrauded taxpayers of more than $1.2 million, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced yesterday. Alexander Morrone, 50, of Norristown, and William Rosetti, 36, of South Philadelphia, both former permits managers for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, allegedly took kickbacks from highway inspectors in exchange for ignoring phony time sheets and mileage reports, Kane said.
NEWS
June 11, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Airlines and US Airways announced Monday that they will combine mileage balances for frequent-flier awards programs in 2015. No date was given. Starting Wednesday, US Airways Dividend Miles elite-level frequent fliers and American AAdvantage elite members will be able to upgrade on either airline within 24 hours of departure, on a "first come, first-served basis. " The upgrades will be offered on flights within and between the United States (excluding Hawaii) and Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Caribbean, Bermuda, and Central America.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
This has been the winter of our discontent. Two to three storms a week, nearly breaking a 130-year-old snowfall record, have had runners training for spring races rocking in the corner clutching schedules full of miles left un-run. I've tried to gut it out in snow, ice, and bitter cold while training for the Charlottesville Marathon, and in exchange I have been hit in the face with snow that flew off a car and had my leg sliced open on an ice pile. And still I haven't been able to keep up with my training.
NEWS
January 19, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
It looks as if the Malibu, Chevrolet's midsize sedan, has been "Civicked. " When the redesigned 2012 Honda Civic was roughly received by the automotive press, Honda didn't wait around several years for the usual mid-cycle refresh. It immediately went to work addressing the shortcomings and came out with a significantly revised version of its compact sedan the very next model year. Chevy has done the same thing with the Malibu it had redesigned for the 2013 model year after journalistic disappointment and disappointing sales left the GM division's marketeers feeling faint and nauseous.
NEWS
September 8, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The GMC Sierra had always been simply a re-badged Chevrolet Silverado. But that changed in recent years. GMC has made an honest effort to differentiate its full-size pickup from Chevrolet's - and it shows. True, both vehicles still share the same skeletons and vital organs, but they do have a different look and feel. The difference is particularly apparent in the redesigned 2014 edition of the Sierra 1500. For openers, the Sierra's front-end styling is entirely its own. The grille, lower fascia, bumper, hood, and headlights are all unique to the Sierra, as is the chrome window trim and the black touches on the fender flares.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
When Mitsubishi fielded its first Outlander a decade ago, the Mad Men in marketing probably thought the name evoked an SUV in the trackless wilderness, boldly going where no crossover had gone before. But wait a minute, folks. According to my Random House Unabridged Dictionary, the first meaning of outlander is foreigner or alien, and the second is outsider or stranger. Clearly, these aren't associations a foreign automaker wants to encourage, and they hardly convey the user-friendly utility of the redesigned and much improved 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander.
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