An appeal is being heard Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court as lawyers for the American Honda Motor Company seek to reverse a highly publicized small-claims award from earlier this year.
Honda lost in court to Civic hybrid owner Heather Peters in February when the MPG-maven was awarded $9,867 for the car company's failure to deliver on stated claims about mileage.
A service manager for Honda testified to achieving up to 55 mpg in a 115-mile test drive. A separate analyst testified that she was unable to duplicate the promised 50 mpg.
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