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craj2012

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 3:53:21 PM

thinkn bout gettin a plug up... might just go green... rt
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:51:03 PM

Plug up is way cheaper. Buy one today.
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:31:41 AM

it depends
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 9:19:11 AM

It all depends on how much your electricity costs, plugging in a car will make your monthly bill higher, and how much more you paid for that battery car over the price of a comparable gas model. And if you want to keep it a while the replacement battery costs over a tun up.
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 8:54:03 AM

Gas car. The plug in car is not cost effective. Don't forget the expense of charging which is not cheap.
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RNF
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:37:28 AM

Gas car would be cheaper. The initial investment for an electric car would be large.

It would also be hard to find recharging stations.
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billybopWI
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:28:35 PM

I don't think there are enough plug in locations over a large area, so it might be an option if you know there are sufficient recharge locations to suit your needs.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:22:58 PM

I think the cost for either one is about the same. one review i saw it was more expensive to own the electric car over a gas model of the same car
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Molokaiboi
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 4:19:06 PM

no matter what you get because with that day come when the world gets shaken up, and the gas goes empty and the electric, there will be no way to put gas or charge your car. i think the best way is to start stocking up on any thing needed for survival for when this day comes.
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TrixieNY
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 2:08:06 PM

Post some gas prices from which ever vehicle you choose.
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 1:11:04 PM

Electric for city, gas for rural
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2012 9:02:19 PM

Gas car is best by far.
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ayscfr
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 12:27:27 PM

we're gonna use resources no matter which, i think gas is cheaper than the electrical cost
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nichols
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 11:48:59 AM

hybrids do best in city driving, if you do mostly highway driving get some new gas car that gets great mileage. Total electric is really only practical in the city

[Edited by: nichols at 9/18/2012 11:49:47 AM EST]
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hornet17
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2012 11:45:45 AM

plug up car? If you mean some sort of electric / hybrid, then you'd have to figure out from your driving habits whether it would be worth it. looking at something like diesel vs. gas, the extra $$$ you pay for the diesel car may take a long time to recover with savings on gas.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 1:42:37 PM

Buy a CNG car. You will be better off and ahead of the curve. We will all be driving them soon.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 10:50:01 AM

It takes a long time to make up the difference. Id buy a high mpg car or a diesel.
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repseng
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:52:07 AM

Ok
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2012 12:37:32 AM

What the heck is a plug up car?

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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 8:43:51 PM

Gasoline is the only option for long distance driving
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retiredpd
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:33:58 PM

The electric vehicles are good if the use area is about 30 miles or less round trip. There also has to be an infrastructure of charging stations in place for it to work effectively. These are in place in some areas but the ability to go long distances at present is low for electric.
Hydrogen powered fuel cells in vehicles seems to be working fairly well in California. They have set up a supply system through the state.
For long trips Gasoline powered is the only alternative.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:24:07 PM

I'm sorry but I must be naive. What is a "plug up car"?

Do you mean an electric car? Do you mean a hybrid? Or a flex vehicle?

And what do you mean by (at the end of your original post) "rt"?

As for "Is it cheaper to have a plug up car or gas car??", assuming you're talking about an electric car, I don't think anyone can answer your question unless you provide a little more information such as the type of cars you're interested in (both electric and gas), what your driving requirements are, how much you can pay in advance or need to finance, how much driving you intend to do, and what your trade-in value is, among other issues.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 4:03:11 PM

Wrong category. This belongs in "Car Talk".
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