As cars get more fuel efficient, they become a less profitable source of tax dollars. So what's a city to do? Raising gas taxes is certain political death. For San Francisco Bay officials, creativity is the key.
Honda has decided to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleges its odometers were racking up miles too fast. The automaker says odometers on some 6 million Hondas affected by the suit were accurate to within 3.75% on the high side. The NHTSA doesn't regulate odometer accuracy, and the only industry standard is a voluntary one set by the Society of Automotive Engineers that says odos should be within +/-4%. While the car's affected by the suit fall within that range, Honda recognized that its cu
This isn't exactly new news since it happened back in September, but a search of our archives shows that we didn't cover the fact that in a little over 17 years, traveling salesman Peter Gilbert racked up 1,001,385 miles, a distance equal to 40 times around the Earth, in his 1989 Saab 900 SPG.
Robert Swan’s wife rung up
Chrysler one day on the off chance the automaker might be interested to know her husband’s 1995 Dodge Ram 3500
just passed its millionth mile on the odo. Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda was interested enough to leave the plush confines
of his office at the Chrysler Group headquarters and take a trip down to the company’s call center down the road.
LaSorda and Maggie Gentry, a 20-year call center veteran, rang up Robert Swan to speak personally with the proli