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#674 of 723 Just because we "dont know about" a huge number of
Oct 28, 2005 (12:25 pm)
hybrid cars does not mean they do not exist.
I think with a satisfaction rate of 96%, there will be a lot of Priuses kept for a lot of miles.
About the five years thing - neither of us will believe in five years that we even were even required to have this discussion. Hybrids will be as common as ABS systems.
#675 of 723 78K miles with 96% of original charging capacity !!
Oct 28, 2005 (12:29 pm)
quote snakew-"But please don't show me a car with 78k miles on it and say "look its durable"=-end quote
You obviously missed my point. My point in illustrating the 78,000 mile HCH was that the battery tested 96% percent of original charging capacity.
That extrapolates out to 450,000 miles before it even gets down to 75% capacity !!
We know Honda Civics as a whole are solid cars, capable of easily reaching 200,000 miles and more. The only concern with the Civic Hybrid is the longterm reliability of the battery. So a battery only losing 4% charge in 78,000 miles means that the battery is holding up VERY WELL and forecasts to hold that distinction for a lot more miles.
#676 of 723 Re: Just because we "dont know about" a huge number of [larsb]
Oct 28, 2005 (12:30 pm)
Agreed 100%. I am glad I don't have the POV of certain people that don't wish to embrace technology. Imagine waiting on the sidelines for years until you know that the six speed transmission ACTUALLY works? Digital cameras haven't been around for many years either. Maybe I'll wait another ten years until I know they won't break. Hmmm... I am not sure about those flat TVs.. I am gonna just wait and see if they last. Imagine if everyone had that philosophy? I'm am glad I am an early adopter. I ain't afraid. I can just imagine when the clock ticks 150,001 on my hybrid. Everything starts crapping out. Yeah.... ok... LOL
9 weeks for Zelda!!!
#681 of 723 This is why I am getting my hybrid
Oct 28, 2005 (1:57 pm)
#682 of 723 Re: Enough of the personal shots [kdhspyder]
Oct 28, 2005 (3:51 pm)
C) There is no cleaner vehicle for the environment on the road at the moment
You must have forgotten the Civic GX. Cleanest vehicle ever tested by the EPA.
#683 of 723 No cleaner vehicle
Oct 28, 2005 (4:02 pm)
No infrastructure for fills. It will never catch on. They sell something for the home that enables you to fill overnight. I have no idea who would buy something like that here in the NE. The nice thing is that the cost per mile is lower than gas or diesel. Perhaps we should reword it then. The Prius is the CLEANEST car that the EPA has tested that has more than 1000 on the road.