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1Dragon2012

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:19:19 AM

Who like driving Hybird cars?
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 6:41:02 PM

n my opinion, not really saving the environment, unless you power it by using solar only.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 8:36:17 AM

Is that a bird that flies extremely high, like the California condor?
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DaddyD302
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 3:40:24 PM

yes
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ironhorse01
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 2:09:37 AM

Anyone using HHO on there car?? Convert your car to Hybird with HHO kit.
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 3:29:25 PM

I love my volt! as of Nov 31 this year(2014), it will have been one year since I filled it up ad I've used one gallon of gas.
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:52:16 PM

I lived my 2000 honda insight and miss the 80-90 mpg i was getting
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 5:15:33 AM

mybigtruck: Maybe you haven't been paying attention, but plenty of manufacturers(GM,Toyota/Lexus,Benz) are making hybrid SUVs. It's the next big thing. Get used to it.
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Fred_Hewett
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:31:30 PM

I like my Prius c.
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FrankLee1
All-Star Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 8:25:05 AM

Is a hybird car a flying car? Nah, I'd rather have a conventional airplane- hybird cars have too many compromises.
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Alexi7
All-Star Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 4:30:36 AM

Hybrids are the future and will only get cheaper and faster. Fastest production car right now is the Porsche 918 Hybrid. Just about every manufacturer has a hybrid in its lineup or is designing one. Even F1 cars are hybrids.
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 2:34:57 AM

I don't want one.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 1:10:15 AM

I don't own one.
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WhiskeyBurner
Veteran Author Illinois

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Message Posted: May 17, 2013 2:42:57 AM

If it were set up like the Chevy Volt, but big enough for me to be comfortable in, oh yeah!
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 1:58:43 PM

I would take a diesel over a hybrid any day. Also, there are some cars out there that are not hybrid and get better mileage for less cost. Why would you want a hybrid?
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: May 10, 2013 9:26:55 AM

I would not own one.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 2:22:46 PM

Not me... can't do anything practical aside from short commutes with a hybrid. Try squeezing me, wife, and 2 big teenager boys with all our luggage and ski equipment for a weekend trip. LOL.
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 10:58:41 AM

I do. 2013 Fusion Hybrid and love the 45+ mpg I'm currently getting
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 3:48:24 PM

What is a HYBIRD car? Does it fly like a BIRD?
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 10:44:54 AM

I'm hoping to buy a Prius within the next year.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 8:38:56 AM

I do not have one, at least not yet!
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 2:23:24 AM

New my Prius cost $5000 less than I paid new for the car it replaced.

Like everything about the Prius but it has the cheapest econocar suspension of anything ever made.
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giwan
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2013 12:58:56 AM

Depends on situation
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dvx4002004
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 4:53:57 AM

No
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 3:33:50 AM

if i can afford it, yes
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 2:49:21 AM

I do. 2013 Fusion Hybrid is an awesome car, no different from the gas version and to my surprice i am able to achieve 47 mpg on cold temperatures, cant wait till summer gets here and really put this car to the test on how well it can actually perform.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:14:44 PM

" just wish the batteries weren't so toxic and expensive to replace when they fail."

tdioiler, what is expensive? In most states hybrid batteries come with an 8 year - 100K warranty. States that follow california, extend that to 10 year - 150K warranty. If you check there are stories of cabs that have gone 300K or longer and consumers reports did a test on a Prius that they tested when it was new and had original battery in it which did quite well!!!

As far as cost, a company is offering a re-furbished (all new cells) battery for 1,875.

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Davisadm, New car maintenance went up ... But NOT for Hybrids

I have only replaced oil on my vehicle, will probably replace my wiper blades just to be proactive (3 years old)...Oiler fan...

Here is comparison... Jetta vs Prius I have a 2010, and I have a smile on my face every time i drive it. This is the 1st year for VW and their hybrid. check out vw reliability for their track record on new models, and new technology. Also check out jetta...

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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 12:51:59 PM

Yeah i recently went thru the excel spreadsheet-math and it wasn't too favorable in my situation/usage.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:51:54 AM

Too expensive, & too expensive to maintain. These people who rave about their hybrids, and "the money they save" Have they figured in how much more they paid for the hybrid, and what it will cost to replace the batteries?
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dalspot
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 11:29:35 AM

Love my 2012 Prius. Especially when the best *hand-calculated* tank mileage was 55.5! I regularly get above EPA.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:13:16 AM

not for me yet
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metalhat73
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:36:38 AM

Own a 11' Insight. Love it. Keeps my wallet green.
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mcamera
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:30:12 AM

I'm impressed with the fusion hybrid
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:45:50 AM

I heard that there's a VW Jetta hybrid available now. I"m curious how it compares to the Prius.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 8:19:48 AM

Stopgap
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5p33df73ak
Sophomore Author Gary

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 11:28:01 PM

Ford Fusion Hybrid
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 10:41:25 PM

I just wish the batteries weren't so toxic and expensive to replace when they fail.

Ever have a laptop for more than three years? Gotta replace the battery.

Battery tech is were we need to spend money on.
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LJDJ
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 9:05:34 PM

Is there anything wrong with a hybrid car?
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LJDJ
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 9:04:24 PM

Almost bought one.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 8:37:57 PM

love my 2010 prius.

almost bought 2010 Ford Fusion (mercury version) but couldn't afford / justify it . Glad it worked out this way since I love the hatchback...
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 8:35:32 AM

I hope to buy one in the next few months. Really looking forward to it.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:08:55 AM

I don't think I have ever seen a HYBIRD car. Is that one that flys or just a bird high overhead?
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:35:48 AM

I plan on buying in the next few months. I wish there were more options to choose from though.
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2013 8:18:40 AM

You eather gotta love them or leave them.
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sharansri
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 1:22:24 AM

i want to try...
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:04:35 AM

never tried one, maybe when they work out all the issues
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traffic cop
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 11:23:01 PM

I drive a Camry Hybrid part-time, 2 or 3 12-hour shifts a week.

They handle better than I expected. And it's gratifying to put in 100+ miles a shift and only have to put in $12-15 gas.

But they sure suck in snow!

I think they make good sense for the average suburban or city driver who does a lot of stop-and-go, and doesn't have major cargo or passenger needs.
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jes
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 4:55:45 AM

Never driven one.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 2:52:28 AM

I test drove one the other day. It was fine/great!
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