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#642 of 671 Re: Prius Mius [hybridlover69]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:04 am)
Posts like the one I am replying to is proof that it's not always just about hybrids in general--clearly, hybridlover69 appears to be a Prius fanboy or fangirl. I mean, why knock someone for buying a hybrid (just) because IYHO it's not as good as a Prius? It would seem that the attitude of some of these Prius hybrid owners seem to be a bit condescending--or even a bit snobbish--toward non-Prius hybrid folks; knock someone for driving a non-hybrid...and at the same time, criticize someone for driving a supposedly less-worthy hybrid such as a Sierra hybrid.
#643 of 671 Re: Even it it's $4000 more, it still pays in the long run [falconone]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:12 am)
You're missing the point--again, why would one--even a hybrid owner--not fear increasing gas prices? Just because you'd rather fill up a hybrid than a lower-mileage non-hybrid does not mask the fact that you're wallet will be much lighter than it was when gas was say, $2/gallon.
I assume you were just being somewhat facetious with your "$4000 more" comment 'cuz I'd be willing to bet that even the majority of Prius owners--or any hybrid owner, for that matter--would not be able to afford to fill up his/her vehicle at those gas prices, no matter how much he/she would save compared to a non-hybrid owner...
Heck, even at $10/gallon I'd be willing to bet that even some of those hybrids would be seeing less time out on the roads.
#644 of 671 Re: Even it it's $4000 more, it still pays in the long run [tdoh]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:34 am)
Less money at the pump always brings a to my face. Bottom line. I'd rather fillup a hybrid Prius/HCH.
Ten More Weeks for my Prius..... WOO HOO!!
Oct 24, 2005 (11:41 am)
Fading ... sequeing to more produtive avenues. Too many threads so little information.
#646 of 671 Re: Lot of... [falconone]
Oct 24, 2005 (2:32 pm)
but those Golden Retrievers are the best dogs.
My third wife raised Goldens. They were very nice dogs. They don't like to be left alone, her best female Pumpkin chewed up my $1200 pair of Lucchese boots while we were at work. Otherwise they are great dogs. No hybrids allowed
#647 of 671 Re: Lot of... [gagrice]
Oct 24, 2005 (2:40 pm)
Well... if we don't agree on hybrids at least we agree on dogs!!! Have a pomeranian and a maltese now which will fit fine in the back of the Prius.
#648 of 671 By the way .......
Nov 03, 2005 (4:59 pm)
It will take most Hybrid owners 12 Years to recover the additional cost of the car at purchase . For example a Ford Escape XLS 4x2 MSRP is $20,070 and the Ford Escape Hybrid 4x2 MSRP is $26,900 . That is 16.1 years at 12,000 miles per ($3.00 per Gallon)to make up the intial cost of buying the car . I don't know about you but I don't keep my cars that long.
#649 of 671 Re: By the way ....... [roberte1]
Nov 03, 2005 (5:06 pm)
You might have to go back and read some of the earlier posts. This point has been killed and laid to rest.
Synopsis: You do NOT buy a hybrid to save money. Those who think so are being hyped ( ) by the media. Saving money is done by buying a Rio or Yaris or a Certified Used Echo for under $10K.. or NOT buying a new vehicle at all. Repeat: you do NOT buy a hybrid to save money - only - it's a nice side benefit.
#650 of 671 Re: By the way ....... [kdhspyder]
Nov 03, 2005 (5:19 pm)
If its not about saving money then buy the standard gas version and donate the rest to alternative fuel research . That is the only thing that will truely save the envioroment or just ride a bike !!! That truely makes the most sence . It will make you healthier and you will not pollute.
#651 of 671 Re: By the way ....... [roberte1]
Nov 03, 2005 (5:29 pm)
Read back all the posts. Your arguments make little or no sense. The Prius and HCH are the best choices if you want good fuel economy. VW TDI is banned in many states because it pollutes too much. High miantenace too. I've owned VWs and Audis.. nice road cars. They need LOTS of maintenance. Needed new rotors and brakes on my gently driven allroad after 10k miles.