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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Hybrid Cars
#69 of 88 Avoid the personal please
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2005 (6:13 am)
Let's stick to the topics and not fall into the trap of talking about each other!
#70 of 88 Back by request
Dec 28, 2005 (12:10 pm)
#71 of 88 Hybrid pickup trucks...
Dec 29, 2005 (9:06 pm)
The world's only hybrid offering:
1. Towing ability.
2. ANY off pavement ability.
3. Emergency generator capabilities.
4. A pickup bed.
5. No waiting lines or "market adjustments!"
6. No compromise engine performance.
Looking forward to the impressive new Dual hybrid system on the 2007 Tahoe. Will be interesting to see this on the next generation GM pickups.
PS Any guesses who will make the next competing truck?
Dec 30, 2005 (11:33 am)
Wouldn't surprise me to see Ford get itno the game with an F-150 hybrid perhaps
#73 of 88 Mazda Tribute should be next
Dec 30, 2005 (11:42 am)
After Escape Hybrid, Mariner Hybrid was launched which has similar size and engine.
The next hybrid from Ford should be the Mazda Tribute which also shares the size / engine.
By mass producing a particular system, they can bring down their cost.
#74 of 88 Wasn't the net mileage result of being a
Jan 01, 2006 (3:33 am)
"hybrid" about 1-2 mpg? Hardly any savings to justify the cost.
#75 of 88 Re: Wasn't the net mileage result of being a [obyone]
Jan 01, 2006 (8:21 am)
Being an owner of sister Sierra I would say you are correct. It is nice having auto stop and a very refined starter. Plus I have used the 120 VAC a couple times to trim trees a ways from any AC outlets. Nice truck and you don't have to have the CA smog tests at $50 a whack. Of course you get the best truck in it's class and the prices this summer were great. To me the mileage was way down the list of wants and of little importance.
#76 of 88 Re: Wasn't the net mileage result of being a [obyone]
Jan 01, 2006 (2:18 pm)
The add'l cost is worth it because you get a tax deduction and a nice generator to boot. True the mileage gains are minimal but GM should really not call it a hybrid. They were better off just putting a diesel engine in it.
#77 of 88 Re: Wasn't the net mileage result of being a [hybrid04prius]
Jan 01, 2006 (4:11 pm)
They were better off just putting a diesel engine in it.
I would have to agree with that. I don't know if hybrid PU trucks will be practical at all. I seriously doubt the HSD system that Toyota uses will be well suited for a work truck. It lends itself more to cars like the Prius and I imagine the Camry. The two SUVs Toyota is building are hardly worth the huge premium. More disgruntled owners of the RH & HH than happy campers. Toyota should have realized by now that they are not very good as 4X4 vehicles and they are not saving much gas.
Did GM screw up with their wannabe hybrid? I'll let you know in 5 or so years.
Mar 18, 2006 (1:48 pm)
It is VERY pointless because, trust me, when you replace the hybrid cell (which, since it's a Chevy, it's probably not going to last as long as it says), you're going to spend so much on that cell that you will probably end up LOSING money on it.
There's no reason to buy a Chevrolet to begin with, but IF you bought this Silverado hybrid, just about the only thing that would be good is that you could claim it on your taxes and get a bigger refund (or have to pay less).