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Posted by mack on July 14, 2008, 9:42 pm

Ah yes Johnny, but you guys have the National Health to fall back on if you
cut your wrists over the price of gas.
If we don't have health insurance (at great cost to us)
we'll bleed out in the street!   : -)
Reminds me of buying gas in Ireland five years ago.
It was 85p (or being in Euros, is that "c" ?) per liter, and as I watched
the figures on the pump climb rapidly, I grimly thought "Well, when rape is
inevitable, just relax and enjoy it."

Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 14, 2008, 6:02 pm

They get worse gas mileage; they don't have as much room for passengers;
their hybrid technology is behind Toyota's.

Donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; help send Michelle to the marathon.

Posted by Cathy F. on July 14, 2008, 6:46 pm

Yes, &/or the styling.  Personally, after having 4 Corollas in a row, with
the exception of the first one - a liftback, the subsequent 3 others' sedan
styling is becoming distinctly boring from my POV.  Whereas the Prius is 1)
a liftback, & 2) is just... 'different' - not the same old, same old re:
styling.  And I love its interior - the amount/no. of storage spaces &


Posted by Cathy F. on July 14, 2008, 6:47 pm

Yeah, we know - have always been.  It's all relative...


Posted by Ted on July 14, 2008, 9:41 pm

AS far as the Civic Hybrid goes, my 05 got worse mileage than the
equivalent "regular" civic on the highway.  That plus its miserable
tight interior and slow pickup convinced me to trade it in for a
Malibu(SS Maxx).  With a light foot, I can get well over 24 mpg on the
highway with the advantage of having the power to get out tight
situations when the need arises.

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