Heather Peters Loses Small Claims Court Appeal, Owes Honda $75

Sometimes when David takes down Goliath, Goliath gets right back up and smooshes him. So it is with a country judge who has ruled today in favor of Honda in their appeal of a $9,867 small claims case won against them by a Civic Hybrid owner who had claimed she couldn't get anywhere near the advertised 50 MPG. » 5/09/12 2:00pm 5/09/12 2:00pm

How You Can Sue An Automaker In Small Claims Court And Win

Yesterday, Heather Peters proved one woman can strike a blow against a major automaker when she succeeded in a landmark California case against Honda for making false claims about fuel economy.The key? Take them to small claims court. With her help, we've created this definitive step-by-step guide to how she, like a… » 2/02/12 10:50am 2/02/12 10:50am

Civic Hybrid Owner Wins $9,867 In Small Claims Case Against Honda

Heather Peters was successful in her small claims case against Honda, in which she alleged that the car wasn't getting anywhere near the 50 MPG she says the company advertised her car would get. Although Honda only has to pay her $9,687 for this particular ruling, Peters has essentially laid the groundwork for other… » 2/01/12 8:18pm 2/01/12 8:18pm

Ten Cars With Better Fuel Economy Than A Toyota Camry Hybrid

The hybrid version » 9/23/08 2:30pm 9/23/08 2:30pm of the Toyota Camry is, behind the Toyota Prius, the best-selling hybrid in America, but there are at least ten other cars for sale this year that get better EPA-estimated mileage on the city, highway or combined cycles. Some are diesels, some are hybrids and some are just light-weight cars with…

Honda To Reveal Civic Hybrid, i-DTEC Gearbox Alongside New Insight In…

While all eyes will be on the new Honda Insight hybrid » 9/10/08 9:20am 9/10/08 9:20am, Honda will also be showing off a refreshed at the next month. Cosmetic changes are minimal — tweaks to the lighting, fascias and wheels help clean up the design, and are expected to transfer to conventionally powered Civics in Europe. On the mechanical front,…

2009 Honda Civic and 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Officially Revealed

After those excitingly rendered 2009 Honda Civic scans » 8/19/08 3:30pm 8/19/08 3:30pm surfaced yesterday, Honda apparently decided throw some water on the party and debut the real deal today with official press images and information. The 2009 Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid have indeed been updated, but are considerably less exciting than we were…

Hybrid Owners More Brand Loyal Than Other Buyers, We Make Zero Smug…

An industry group we've never heard of called "Experian Automotive" is reporting this morning nearly half of hybrid vehicle owners will buy a vehicle of the same brand when they buy another one, making them some of the most loyal customers in the industry. Of course, they may not be buying a hybrid again because… » 8/12/08 8:45am 8/12/08 8:45am

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan Gets A Face Lift

The quick-to-the-snap spy photographers at KGP caught this facelifted 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan out sunning itself in the California desert. This newly nipped and tucked 'lectrified Civic looks like it's getting a new front bumper with a three-intake design rather than the current single-holed intake. And check… » 7/16/08 7:42am 7/16/08 7:42am

Buy Your Civic Hybrid Today: Tax Credit Halves Tomorrow

The Honda Civic hybrid is the latest victim of the hybrid tax break exemption. Beginning on July 1, the tax credit for owning a Honda Civic hybrid will be sliced in half, from $1,050 to $525, on its way down to zero. If you recall, owners of hybrid vehicles are only eligible for the full tax credit until the… » 6/30/08 2:00pm 6/30/08 2:00pm