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emmettgalloway

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2009 12:13:54 AM

Tesla says it will soon have a +$40k sedan with a range of over 200 miles and the Chevy volt is to soon be out. Anyone ready to take the plunge?
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:38:20 AM

No
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Maintroll
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 5:14:53 AM

I would like to own one just for city trips only.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 6:53:55 PM

No
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 10:37:12 PM

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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 4:45:46 AM

Most likely a hybrid from Honda/Acura or Toyota/Lexus. I live in the boonies.
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 12:27:05 AM

not yet
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Robert8716
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:23:39 PM

no
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 7:44:06 PM

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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:26:27 PM

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2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 4:19:56 PM

no
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puddy
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 9:16:59 AM

no
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 9:13:34 AM

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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 9:34:18 AM

NO
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 5:39:10 AM

No
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 12:43:29 PM

not yet
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 10:29:31 AM

Y
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Grizzlyraptor2
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:38:04 AM

No. Electric cars do not meet my needs.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:36:12 AM

NO
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:34:29 AM

Nope
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:30:21 AM

Maybe when they become more practical.
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Weaslespit
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:27:14 AM

"Yep! I wish the Prius plug-in was available in FL."

You're better-off keeping your Prius.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2014 9:24:54 AM

Not yet.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 5:20:48 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:28:57 AM

No
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 12:42:31 AM

i am not ready to buy any car
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 10:15:26 PM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 10:55:13 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:47:14 PM

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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:06:15 AM

Stop using Gas -- buy Diesel!
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:00:07 AM

no
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:52:52 AM

not yet
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:21:55 PM

No
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 9:53:33 PM

Electric cars are impractical for real-world driving but they're fine city cars. If I had an EV, I could have run all my errands with it today (including, incongruously enough, getting gas prices at my usual five stations). But I can't practically drive up to see Mom in Kansas City with it. So, I would have to have a second vehicle.

To me, a plug-in hybrid is one vehicle that does it all. I only have 30,000.1 miles on my Escape so it will be a while. The Ford C-MAX hasn't been out long enough to be debugged, although a debugged Ford is less reliable than an average Toyota. (I know. I've owned both.) Toyota was going to make the Prius in Mississippi, but when Government Motors became bankrupt their joint venture with Toyota went belly-up. Corolla production went to Mississippi and Tacoma production went to Texas.
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puddy
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 8:55:16 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 12:41:48 PM

no
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geminijax
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:27:04 AM

Yep! I wish the Prius plug-in was available in FL. The nearest dealer who has it, is up in VA!

The Tesla Model X might be a worthy contender!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:22:37 PM

I've pretty much decided my next vehicle is going to be a plug-in hybrid. But it's going to be a while.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 5:02:43 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:36:30 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 5:43:24 AM

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gmc48
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 3:11:16 PM

No. Fully electric cars are limited on range. Actually I'm strongly considering diesel for my next car.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:49:49 AM

Not a chance up here where we drive long distances and need warm cars in the winter.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:43:28 AM

No
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:33:50 AM

No.
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:12:58 AM

Y
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:07:52 AM

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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 12:11:08 PM

I'm not ready to be a lab rat sitting on radiation. I do not like microwaves either.
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 11:03:49 AM

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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:12:07 PM

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eB40
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:23:33 AM

Nope
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