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#7 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 14, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Like the malibu hybrid and toyota camry hybrid, the accord is an assist hybrid and not a full hybrid like the prius. Now if you said Honda Civic hybrid oR Vw TDI's, it make more since. As I've said, its been 41/2 years and accords change ever 4-5 years...
1990-1993, 1994-1997, 1998-2002, 2003-2006(7)
AND Y ISN'T ANY1 MENTIONING THE ALTIMA HYBRID??! IT ALREADY GETS ALMOST AS MUCH MPG AS THE TOYOTA PRIUS AND CAMRY!! IMAGE WHEN *TOYOTA'S* HYBRID SYSTEM IS ADDED WHAT THE MPG WOULD BE??
#8 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:11 pm)
lools better than this
and this and this is my favorite
#9 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (7:22 pm)
What kind of car is in the first picture? Looks like it's a Honda.
#10 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:24 pm)
> Like the malibu hybrid and toyota camry hybrid, the accord is an assist hybrid and not a full hybrid like the prius.
No, Camry-Hybrid uses the same hybrid system design as Prius (except newer).
#11 of 163 Chevrolet Malibu....
Jun 15, 2006 (1:58 am)
A 10% increase in fuel economy? WOW!
Way to go GM. No wonder you're in your current financial position. I hope your fuel cell plans are on track b/c this car won't sell.
#12 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 16, 2006 (10:00 am)
Its the 4th generation nissan altima
#13 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [autoboy16]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:49 pm)
I like the exterior design. Never liked previous designs. Also Crash tests not as good as competition.
Another thing I don't like about Nissan is the long and expensive options list. I added a few options like moonroof, alloy wheels, ABS and airbags with the 4 cyl version. I could by a 6 cyl engine with its competitors for that money!
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX is a perfect example. JD Power backs the Sonata with an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5. IIHS.org gave better rating to Sonata (G,A,G)than Altima (G,P,A). Consumer Reports rated the Altima a score of 74 and the Sonata a 76, both 6 cyl versions. Also Sonata's EPA Passenger volume is 105 cu ft compared to Altima's 103.
The only thing Altima has on Sonata is 15 more Horsepower. I personally think that isn't enough to sway me.
If your buying for the name plate, buy Nissan. If your buying a good car at a reasonable price buy Sonata.
#14 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 16, 2006 (8:05 pm)
At least those Accord Hybrid drivers know that everytime they step on the gas, they know all Priuses (and even Camry Hybrid vehciles) will end up in their rear mirrors. BTW, Prius only averages 42 MPG on hwy vs. 49 MPG for the VW Turbo diesel Jetta in real world. Lexus is doing Hybrid for performance just like Honda Accord, BTW.
I doubt that the owners of all Japanese hybrid vehicles will recoup the $6-7K investment for Hybrid option in less than 10 years with gas running about $3/gallon. But at least, they feel good in burning less gas.
#15 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [jnt]
Jun 17, 2006 (1:16 am)
> Prius only averages 42 MPG on hwy vs. 49 MPG for the VW Turbo diesel Jetta in real world.
You've got the numbers reversed. Prius gets 49 and the previous Jetta TDI automatic gets 42. (Data isn't available for new Jetta yet.)
#16 of 163 Re: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in 2007? [luvmbooty]
Jun 17, 2006 (8:11 am)
Yeah but the numbers you're comparing are for the current altima. The new one is smaller but with more interior room. The following altima go further on 1 tank of gas than a sonata v6: All of them.
A 3.5 Altima goes about 600 miles with an automatic and 540 with a manual. The v6 sonata with automatic gets about 531miles.
The 2.5 altima goes 620miles with a manual and 581 with automatic. The sonata goes 584 with a manual and 602 with an automatic.
The 3.5 altima goes 400miles with an automatic and 420 with the manual. The sonata goes 354 with an automatic.
The 2.5 Altima goes 460 with the automatic and 480 with the manual. The sonata goes 425 for both auto and manual.
The altimas I compared were a 2006 Altima 2.5S and 3.5 SE with both transmissions.
The sonatas were 2006 Gls v6 for auto and Gl for manual.
I did these comparisons right here on edmunds.
Now as I was saying, the sonata is a good car for is 1st year with this model but the altima is better IMO. The thing you must figure in is that the sonata will be around for a while more before it changes and the altima changes over the summer. The big news for the altima is that it won't use an automatic next year. Instead it will use the CVT (continuosly variable transmission) and get even better MPG not to mention its new and better aerodynamics.
As I said, the sonata is a good car but the altima is aging. The same goes for the accord because it is in its last year also if doesn't change a year later.