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melo69

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 9:08:31 AM

would you buy eletric over gas today with the price of gas
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 6:36:57 PM

BIGHORNE1 writes: "I am a gasoline fan, even though prices are way to high. I have confidence the average class citizen have been and will continue to fight for prices at the pump, to go under two dollars a gallon and stay there." BWAAHAHAHAHA! Heh... Heh....... BWAAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 5:24:06 PM

BIGHORNE1 writes: I am a gasoline fan, even though prices are way to high. I have confidence the average class citizen have been and will continue to fight for prices at the pump, to go under two dollars a gallon and stay there.
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Dream on. Gas is never going to go below $2 ever again unless we have another major recession or depression.
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Zennyboy
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2013 12:26:00 PM

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ecuwiumiu
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:25:05 PM

Yes, I would like to buy it!
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 4:30:01 AM

If I had the money, yes.
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 3:43:41 AM

for a new-er car or truck i have to say GAS all the way !
newer diesels are way to much complexity making them to expensive to repair
hybird and electric have the same problem , dealer service from day one till death

a gasoline car can still be repaired by just about anyone
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2013 1:14:11 AM

turbo diesel hybrid
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BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:06:39 AM

I am a gasoline fan, even though prices are way to high. I have confidence the average class citizen have been and will continue to fight for prices at the pump, to go under two dollars a gallon and stay there.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 10:21:56 AM

Not today. Range is insufficient on all but the 85 kWh Tesla S.
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LarryMarg
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 12:47:34 PM

Diesel electric plug-in hybrid. (Preferably, that's happy with bio-diesel.)
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Zennyboy
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 11:22:00 PM

electric
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citizen1
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 12:30:21 PM

No, in CT we have high electric prices and range and recharge time make them useless to me.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 10:22:05 AM

Diesel. Infrastructure already in place, and where does the majority of our electricity derive from?
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Zennyboy
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 3:11:28 AM

electric
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 3:06:42 AM

prefer Diesel
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jfftuba
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 6:14:05 PM

Yes. Considering a Nissan Leaf for an around town car and only use old gas car for longer trips.
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 7:21:31 AM

diesel
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 2:31:03 AM

would never buy an electric
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 5:38:16 PM

not a Full Electric car due to range limitations but a Hybrid, Yes.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: May 28, 2013 5:14:57 PM

NO! Diesel
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 8:41:28 AM

Maybe electric
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IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 8:41:18 AM

Gas
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puddy
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 7:44:02 AM

no gas
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 6:15:00 AM

My biggest issue with 100% electric (non-hybrid) is the limited range between charges.
I would prever a turbo-diesel for the extended mileage, or else a hybrid.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 5:32:57 AM

Absolutely not as electric has entirely too many disadvantages right now.
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WhiskeyBurner
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 4:19:50 AM

If you could buy a Chevy Volt style plug in car that burns E85 or Diesel (as well as BioDiesel), I would think about it.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 3:29:04 AM

I'm buying another diesel next time. Electrics are good for groceries and short commutes where I don't need to worry about range anxiety. With a diesel or gasser, I just get up and go wherever I want.

Don't get me wrong, I own a diesel and a gasser. I can say there are far more smiles per gallon diving a diesel than gassers, not just miles per gallon. In a diesel, it's all brute force torque. The driving experience is what it's all about. As my kids puts it, "YOLO". Life is too short to be driving a boring car that simply gets from point A to point B. LOL
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Clunk49
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 8:30:17 PM

Because diesel prices seem to stay higher than gasoline, I parked my diesel and currently drive my gasser since they get very similar fuel mileage.
I'd buy the little efficient plug-in electric for my daily commuting if I could afford one.

[Edited by: Clunk49 at 3/30/2013 8:32:12 PM EST]
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palantir24
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 12:35:18 PM

I would never buy an all Electric car because you can charge it on long road trips yet
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 9:05:45 AM

"I would prefer a diesel electric hybrid. You can get ore diesel out of a barrel of oil than you can gasoline, and since diesel also produces more power and more mpg, it's a better solution."

No, you can not get more diesel than gasoline out of a barrel of crude. There is a ratio of diesel to gasoline that can come out of a barrel with relative ease. To tilt the ratio either way starts adding cost.

The high price of diesel today is due to the lack of demand for gasoline. Not enough crude oil is being refined to produce enough diesel to meet the demand. More diesel vehicles will make the problem worse. Europe exports gasoline in exchange for diesel.

Good news is that one can economically make diesel synthetically from natural gas. But can not make gasoline economically from natural gas. If NG prices stay down, entrepreneurs will build these plants to make diesel. Then and only then will diesel be a better solution.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 8:23:25 AM

I would prefer a diesel electric hybrid. You can get ore diesel out of a barrel of oil than you can gasoline, and since diesel also produces more power and more mpg, it's a better solution.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2013 7:50:47 AM

no, but i think, gas one is the best
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 12:31:14 PM

A NICE USED FORD Escape/MERCURY Mariner/MAZDA Tribute HYBRID IS THE WAY TO GO! Let someone else pay for the tech.research and dev.

Our 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid gets 32.5 most of the time, paid 10grand
the wifes P.O.S. 2004 prius only gets 40.3 not 60 like they said, but she got it for 7grand, ok beater I guess, but the Ford is our favorite, better quality for sure!
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LDG2012
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 11:33:49 PM

Diesel, you get good fuel mileage and lots of torque.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 6:30:33 AM

no. I wouldn't be able to make my daily commute to work with an electric.
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justeatn
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 10:24:56 AM

Diesel is Great you can make if yourself with pretty much trash and a couple other cheap things. for the price and for the cost of the cars and as long as they last if this is all about money you cant beat diesel.
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E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2012 7:28:50 PM

Where I live, there is absolutely no place to plug in a charger overnight, and the electric rates are high enough to make the cost unattractive if there were.

I like diesel engines; I used to drive a 1982 Isuzu diesel, but the choice in vehicles is too limited today, so gasoline or gas-electric hybrid is my next vehicle.
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FXSpringer01
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2012 8:47:25 AM

Diesel - Proven technology
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2012 8:03:20 AM

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 14, 2012 –

The road to the new Ford Fusion Hybrid’s 47 mpg – expected to be America’s most fuel-efficient non-rechargeable sedan – can be traced back to Ford’s electrified vehicle team and the nearly 500 patents Ford now holds for its hybrid technology.

“Ford continued to invest to develop new products like our new Fusion hybrids during the depths of the economic downturn,” said Chuck Gray, Ford chief engineer of Global Core Engineering Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. “We succeeded in transforming our lineup with leading fuel efficiency, thanks in part to the many Ford inventors who are helping make our Fusion Hybrid America’s most fuel-efficient sedan.”

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PapaBobP
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2012 9:30:25 PM

Diesel
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rhail2
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2012 10:24:04 AM

never
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GBHUGVA
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2012 8:14:51 AM

"Ford Fusion Earns Autoweek's Highest Honor: Named Best in Show at North American International Auto Show"DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Just days after being revealed to the world, the new Ford Fusion is already bringing home awards. The Autoweek editorial staff has chosen Fusion for its Best in Show award at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The selection is based on one compelling measurement – the car people will remember most five years from now.

"It's very rare for a midsize sedan to win Best in Show," said Autoweek Editor Wes Raynal. "I think it's the first of a lot of awards the Fusion is going to win this year."

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The highest award from Autoweek comes just one day after the car received the prestigious Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology's EyesOn Design award at NAIAS.

Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford. It is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions – each expected to deliver top fuel economy and an engaging driving experience.

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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 8:13:59 AM

There has to be a lot of problems worked out before I would go electric, diesel is currently too high to buy, so right now I will stick with gas.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 8:13:58 AM

There has to be a lot of problems worked out before I would go electric, diesel is currently too high to buy, so right now I will stick with gas.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 4:08:49 AM

Went with gas 2011,No in 2012 on electric. Will always consider diesel for 2013. If fuel prices get more Krazy I'll go to only one vehicle.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 2:16:55 AM

GAS WITH TODAYS TECHNOLOGY
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2012 1:06:24 PM

No, I would not. The Total Cost Of Operation is the only valid parameter for making the kind of comparison you allude to. A diesel comes close but maintenance costs are less certain.

The Volt and Leaf have about $20k cost disadvantage over anything else which will never be recovered even if electricity was free.

I do drive a Prius. Some say the Prius has a $5k premium but buying new my Prius was $5k less than the car it replaced so I'm already ahead. Filled the tank this morning and got one of my worser MPGs of 49.3. Previous tank was 53.4. Its hard to fill a Prius the same way twice so I believe the truth is somewhere between those two numbers. This is almost double the MPG of my previous car.
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diesdown
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2012 12:12:08 PM

Prefer an electric with diesel.
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PapaBobP
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2012 11:50:02 AM

I'm still liking diesel
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GRJets
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2012 11:22:47 AM

Hey, I have a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and I love it. I get 43 mpg on the hyway almost 40 city you can not beat it rides great lots of power.
I would recommend this car to anyone.
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