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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars
#204 of 223 What's do difficult about making an electric A/C compressor?
Apr 13, 2005 (10:48 am)
Everyone has them (points to house). I don't see why it's such a big deal.
#205 of 223 hybrid in the hot weather
Apr 13, 2005 (5:00 pm)
So, do you think it would be worth it to buy a hybrid car for the 118 F Vegas weather? Or I would be better off with a regular Accord if I have to run my A/C most of the time?
#206 of 223 HAH vs a soon to be diesel Accord
Apr 14, 2005 (11:11 am)
Extra $$ for HAH. Forget it! Not based on the news on the site below!
When the Accord 2.2 l diesel(hopefully with a manaul tranny) becomes available in N. America(hope it will happen soon) and price slightly more than the Accord i4, I will be among the first on the waiting list.
#207 of 223 Re: hybrid in the hot weather [mlo]
Apr 14, 2005 (11:18 am)
The Accord's A/C won't add drag to the engine, because it's running off the battery. So you shouldn't see any MPG impact.
Insight & Civic... yes, the A/C would increase engine drag & decrease mpg.
#208 of 223 Re: COUNTER POINT CULLIGANMAN [railroadjames] [explorerx4] [railroadjames]
Apr 19, 2005 (11:06 am)
the hah doesn't have a moonroof? what's that all about--structural rigidity issues, weight?
#209 of 223 Re: COUNTER POINT CULLIGANMAN [railroadjames] [explorerx4] [railroadjames] [cohenfive]
Apr 19, 2005 (12:08 pm)
I would say weight and cost to Honda is what keeps the moon roof off the HAH. And to have something to add to the 2006 model besides refreshed tail lights.
#211 of 223 PZEV Vs. Regular Accords
Apr 19, 2005 (2:50 pm)
I read comparisons between the PZEV and HAH. I have not seen one comparing the PZEV with regular Accords? I noticed that the prices are pretty similar (couple of hundred bucks apart). What are the downside (if any) of the PZEV? Thanks.
#212 of 223 PZEV is slightly less efficient regarding MPG in the CIVIC HYBRID
Apr 19, 2005 (2:58 pm)
I am still looking for Accord Hybrid PZEV specifics, but in the CIVIC HYBRIDS, the AT-PZEV rating makes a minor sacrifice of MPG to achieve greater exhaust cleanliness.
"AT-PZEV model mileage range will be lower."
#213 of 223 Review says "weight" or "more interior space"
Apr 20, 2005 (5:49 am)
Weight = doubtful; it's ony 1/2% more weight.. trivial
Interior space = no..... I've got a moonroof, and it doesn't subtract any interior space.
How about "aerodynamics"? Having that bump on the roof might increase drag.