Posted by Dan---- on July 18, 2009, 1:06 am
Blame the ritch fuck celebrities who drive them, I think some hybrid owners
think they are on the top of the status quo as celebrities when they drive
their hybrids. ;-)
Posted by D Walford on July 18, 2009, 4:35 am
I don't blame the people who buy hybrids some of whom genuinely believe
they are doing the right thing but I do blame Govt's and car makers for
ignoring the facts.
IMO its is a good thing that they are exploring alternative technology
but so far they haven't come up with anything that is good enough to
replace existing car power plants.
Running cars on LPG or trucks on LNG which is becoming more popular is
still far better than any hybrid that's currently on the market, a
hybrid whose petrol engine was LPG injected and whose batteries could be
charged from the mains overnight would be a good start.
Posted by the_dawggie on July 18, 2009, 7:06 am
Well, discussed charging from mains - fast charging ain't gunna happen
unless you have at least three phase 'lectric 415Volt 15Amp which not
household has, and if they did and you had a street full of Prius then
would want to be cooking dinner with natural or LPG gas.
Interestingly, AU Ford have a 'rolla competitor than goes 25% further
than a 'rolla that is diesel powered for AU$2,990.
ToyCo should produce a turbo diesel 'rolla.
Posted by D Walford on July 18, 2009, 7:54 am
They very likely do but they don't sell it in Australia.
Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 17, 2009, 4:59 pm
I've been getting 50 to 53 MPG with my 2004 Prius; the base model listed
for somewhere between $9,000 and $0,000. The model I bought came to
$6,000 including tax and title fees.
Even the most expensive 2010 Prius costs $2,000. From what orifice did
you pull that "extra $5,000"?
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