16 CFR Part 259: Guide Concerning Fuel Economy Advertising for New Automobiles; Regulatory Review; Proposed Amendments to Reflect EPA and NHTSA Fuel Economy Labeling Rules and to Consider Prevalent Advertising Claims; FTC File No. R711008
Regarding Fuel Economy Guide Amendments, R711008: Please, I strongly urge you to make these amendments to the Fuel Economy Guide. This will add transparency to advertising by local dealers and national media. This way, consumers can evaluate whether or not to purchase a particular car model. We make our decision based on a variety of reasons. They include environmental impact as well as how expensive it will be to drive. I've purchased two cars partly for those reasons, neither of which came within six or seven miles per gallon of the dealer's listed MPG. I didn't know at the time how big a difference there can be between highway and city gas mileage. The amendments will let everyone know about this.