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T3ddys_g1rl

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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:51:17 AM

How long can you go between fill ups and at what point do you fill up the car?
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AmynHH
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:22:02 AM

Living in Texas it does not make sense to drive these small Hybrids!
We have lots of trucks and I don't think small cars are safe.
I travel to Dallas every week and have observed that when there is an accident involving small cars there is always an ambulance next to it.
If the accident involves bigger vehicles (NOT 18 wheelers) there is a state trooper making a report.
Hybrids and small cars are good for gas mileage, but safety is not worth it savings!
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gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:01:45 AM

"I love how they (Chevs) claim great mp? while you have to charge them all night and then they go 244 mile on one charge before the motor kicks in....."

You seem are misinformed. There is no Chevy that can go 244 miles on a charge......more like 35-50 miles before the engine starts.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:05:53 PM

I think it depends on what kind of hybrid you are driving.
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 12:30:26 PM

I don't think the cost/savings are in the drivers favor.
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Skyjunky
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:15:02 AM

I love how they (Chevs) claim great mp? while you have to charge them all night and then they go 244 mile on one charge before the motor kicks in ...and Electricity it suppose to going to be high priced .....?????? I asked one dealer (Chevs) how long the batteries lasted...no reply. I asked how much they were. They were half as much as the car and you yourself could not plug and go. He told me a "Special Tec had to be place the batteries in at almost half the cost of the car!!!" I think a person wpould be better off buying a nice piece of land some where???
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 5:03:41 AM

This is like asking for fill ups by everyone. You drive until you need gas, duh!
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:04:36 AM

no, much
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ber5
All-Star Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 8:40:05 PM

why wouldn't you just talk to people that drive them or rent one for a while...
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 12:05:21 PM

A hybrid car is not in my immediate purchase list. Hopefully, it'll be another 10 years before I have to make the jump ...
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:41:39 PM

If I were considering buying a hybrid new,I would ask the dealer for the vehicle manual to take home to read over a day or so,then compare your planned driving habits,highway speed,type terrain,really the adverage overall use planned for that vehicle of choice.

Too many variables for the hybrid different driving experience to be savvy on those questions I simply don't know,but there are other owners who may tell their techniques,Good luck...Don't forget adverage climate conditions.
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waynecz
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 9:51:58 PM

we have a Lexus RX 400h and we get between 26 and 30 mpg - oviously fuel ups are dependent on how many miles we drive
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 6:34:49 PM

Honestly. You should figure this stuff out for yourself. You're the one who is going to drive the car and you haven't even told us what car you're considering.
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