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jbob357

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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:30:45 AM

As gas prices fluctuate between $3 and $4, car buyers continue to seek relief at the pump by focusing on cars with high fuel-efficiency. But unlike in recent years, in which hybrids were considered the best bets for consumers wanting high fuel economy, auto observers are now saying gas-powered vehicles may now be the biggest bang for the buck.

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RivGasDude
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:58:33 PM

Great comments NHLiveFree!

Most GasBuddys just make uninformed comments, and are gas lovers.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 6:06:43 PM

Very pleased with our 2008 Camry Hybrid with 101,250 miles on it!
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mattpolska
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 3:35:38 PM

cheaper in long run once your battery is gone goodluck
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 3:48:03 AM

Better?
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:17:04 PM

No conventional vehicles can be as efficient as the best of the hybrids - The Prius, Ford Focus, or Honda Civic!
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TC5504
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:40:07 PM

Cheaper in the long run.
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JamesCalvin
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:43:06 PM

Of course, of course, unless of course, it's a horse of course!
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:13:43 PM


If it were not for the improvements and popularity of hybrid car models, none of the improvements in conventional ICEs would be happening now caravanguy. The innovation of hybirds and now EVs is what sparks even more advancements and improvements across the board for all vehicles.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 3:08:15 PM

Yeah V..H..., like the hundreds of millions of lead-acid batteries kicking around. No thanks for your usual limited misinformation.

Hybrids have been and are a transition to the next stage of vehicle propulsion. It is great that most of the vehicle manufacturers are finally serious about improving efficiency and mileage, but applying hybrid design to these 'new and improved' conventional gas and diesel engines will bring them to an even higher level. All the engineering will get us to the real future goal to utilize renewable energy in all our vehicles.

Thanks for the real story on hybrid car experience kkimes and joeski. It is much better than the negative hack job we seem to always here from Faux News. We have the same experience with our very comfortable Altima Hybrid and it is best at all the around town errands w 45 mpg. Cruising at 65 to 70 mph on the Interstates gives a peak mileage of 60 mpg, but all the slow downs and speed up with heavy traffic bring that down to only 40-42 mpg. It has been a great car with no problems for 5 years.

[Edited by: NHLiveFree at 1/5/2013 3:10:40 PM EST]
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 1:05:04 PM

Yes TacoDan, Some of us realize this was posted yesterday and is a repost.
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:54:49 PM

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YES, they don't have loads of toxic batteries to get rid of!
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rampower80
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:49:27 PM

Weighty and expensive batteries make hybrids a little too costly. The extra weight saved by removing batteries makes for a smaller, lighter, and more fuel efficient vehicle.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:17:11 AM

I would say yes. Simpler vehicles mean less costs down the road.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:05:43 AM

From a strictly economic point of view at the present, yes; but I see these technologies playing leap-frog in the near future to the benefit of both.
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kkimes
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 11:01:56 AM

You have to look at your average for a year. If your daily commute is 20 miles of open Interstate highway driving, you won't see much difference. But if it is congested suburb driving, you will see a real difference. I'm averaging a little more than 40mpg in my 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid. Driving conditions don't make much difference for me. In fact, city driving (as long as I'm moving at all) seems to be a little higher. My absolute best tank was on a trip from Chicago to Akron, OH driving on US30 (not Interstate) where I was driving 60 to 65 mph. I averaged a little better than 43 mpg.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 10:10:16 AM

Just be glad you have the option between several types of cars.
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angel4me
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:36:38 AM

it comes down to $$$$ for cost and maintenance........
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:33:48 AM

Hybrids do get a few mpg more but with their cost being what it is you are still better off with a conventional car.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:27:24 AM

no one celebrates buying fuel these days...

I'll testify to a combined 37 MPG with my 2010 civic Hb driving always with a lead foot and usually somewhat agressively towards the asphalt

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bills299
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:26:03 AM

For the most part!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 9:10:10 AM

alot cheaper too
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:52:58 AM

For now
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SSwathwood
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:52:09 AM

I'm staying with gas.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:41:02 AM

Yes.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:36:22 AM

Don't care what fuels it just give me more mpg
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sabre75
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:36:04 AM

Hybrids are a scam.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:29:55 AM

Typical Faux News, aligning with Big Oil that feeds them
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pscamp
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:26:58 AM

Interesting
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Lugi1967
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:26:44 AM

all good
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:11:55 AM

Do members not read anything on GasBuddy !

This just posted yesterday............

Are high-mpg gas cars better than hybrids?
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OHMS
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 8:09:36 AM

yes, IMHO
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:51:32 AM

Any reliable vehicle thats reasonably priced and gets high fuel mileage wins in my book.
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leeac
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:44:14 AM

What ever it takes to get to 100 mpg. I still believe hybrids and EVs are here to stay because they are getting better everyday.
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:37:40 AM

hybrids get best mpg in city... but I get 68mpg/ 4.1L/100KM/ 57miles/usgal on highway.....prius c
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:34:17 AM

Old news.
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:21:30 AM

our mini gets us close to 40, no hybrid needed.
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caravanguy
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 7:16:03 AM

I've always thought people have been to quick to job on the hybrid/electric bandwagon.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:56:55 AM

old news
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epf
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:51:22 AM

I'm sticking with my 2004 Prius
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grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:48:16 AM

Yes.
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:45:53 AM

High mpg is the way to go.

Total cost of ownership is cheaper....
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:45:42 AM

Whatever works for the driver is the best option.
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:37:35 AM

I fully agree. For now, having an hybrid vehicule is much a environnemental choice than a ''buck saver''. sooner or later the fuel economy with go into maintenance costs.
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daequitz
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:33:15 AM

IMHO, yes, at this point in time. You must consider long term maintenance costs.
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