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Old 8 Feb 2013, 00:06 (Ref:3200979)   #1
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Would you buy a Hybrid?

Just thought I would throw this one out there at my fellow Ten-Tenther's, would you buy a Hybrid car these days?
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 07:49 (Ref:3201064)   #2
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I have never been a fan of the current crop of Hibrid ones but I have been following this development after seeing an experimental one a couple of years ago in Spain being driven around under cover.

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Old 8 Feb 2013, 07:59 (Ref:3201066)   #3
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I think they have imporved since the first Prius, but are they the answer. I am not so sure
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 08:36 (Ref:3201092)   #4
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 09:34 (Ref:3201135)   #5
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I like the idea of that hydrogen powered Honda better as an alternative energy car
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 09:48 (Ref:3201142)   #6
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I wouldn't buy a new hybrid because its environmental credentials are destroyed when you factor in the environmental impact of manufacture, assembly and scrapping.

I wouldn't rule out a used one, on the basis it already exists, so the manufacture, assembly and scrapping impact are someone else's fault.
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 11:35 (Ref:3201188)   #7
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i too have been following the one that runs on compressed air. i would definitely consider one of those for future purchase, if it was made by a company that made proper bulletproof nice cars. also if the manufacturing process was sustainable and not worse on the planet than a normal car.

the battery ones i wouldn't touch with a bargepole. the batteries are evil for the environment, there's no real gains to be had from fuel economy if you're not a town dweller, and they look silly.

also, have you ever been overtaken by one? me neither.
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I was overtaken by a Pious on the M11 once. It was being mercilessly hammered and was probably returning about 17mpg.
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Old 8 Feb 2013, 12:24 (Ref:3201207)   #9
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The Peugeot compressed air idea has an appeal. Autocar had an in depth (yes, really!) write up on progress so far a few weeks back. Have to say was impressed. I see Mercedes / Mitsubishi trucks have a Canter 7.5 tonner with hybrid battery tech under evaluation, so it is spreading........

And with regard to saving the planet- I was waiting at the rail station few weeks ago during a cold spell and a Prius arrived with driver and passenger. It then sat in car park for good 10 minutes with engine running, obviously to keep the occupants warm.
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I was overtaken by a Pious on the M11 once. It was being mercilessly hammered and was probably returning about 17mpg.
at 70mph they look about as stable as a weebl on a skateboard. no thx...
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No way. 10 years later and the fuel savings still does not repay the premium. Dedicated hybrids like the Pious and Insight are for people trying to make a statement on a topic which they know nothing about. Fortunately, the stigma around diesel is slowing going away here.
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My daughters little Suzuki Alto is more green and only costs 30 quid a year to tax and is nippy and fun to drive and up for sale soon!
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I have never been a fan of the current crop of Hibrid ones but I have been following this development after seeing an experimental one a couple of years ago in Spain being driven around under cover.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#axzz2KFlDl6a1
Ford US has been developing a similar idea using oil instead of air for quite a few years now.
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well it was -40 degrees Celsius here the other day and unless i move or the climate drastically changes i will stick with the warmer gas powered car.

most of the taxis here are now prius cars and they have the worst heaters and i cant imagine them saving the driver any money in this weather. the other day i saw a Honda Insight? (the ones with the cover over the rear wheels, stuck in about 10-12 cm of snow and the more the driver tried to "rock' his car out the more snow built up in the rear wheel wells and the more stuck they got. we tried to help but they got nervous about it doing damage to the rear so they chose to wait for a tow.

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