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Thinking of buying a hybrid -- discuss

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BB Bobcat, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Title says it all. Tell me what you know about which hybrids. Are there any downsides (aside from the initial cost)?

    EDIT: Typo fixed. Sorry!
     
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    Title has more questions than answers.

    Are you thinking of being a hybrid or buying one?
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss



    Or advancing it into the second round of the tournament without playing anyone in the first round?
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    Or buying BYH a Hybrid in honor of his big arrival?
     
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    They get to use the HOV lanes here in DC without having 3 people in the car, although I hear that's going to change soon. GOOD!
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss



    Hybrid mileages.


    www.greenhybrid.com/discuss/garage.php?do=showmpgsummary
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    Conversely douchebags look like Prius drivers.
     
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    Hybrids are cute. I pass by a lot of them on steep hills.
     
  9. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    I had a Prius as a rental car once in a snowy Midwestern city. It took me 10 minutes and a quick flip through the owner's manual to figure out how to start it. Once I did, though, I found it quite pleasant to drive around the city in the snow. And it was nice to be able to take it back to the rental facility without stopping at the gas station.

    That said, I don't think I'd want a Prius as my everyday driver (because I don't live in the Midwest and it never snows here). And with other hybrids, you have to calculate whether the gas savings makes up for the higher price to buy the vehicle. If you're doing a lot of highway driving, the answer is most likely "no."
     
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    I have a Prius and I've really liked it. Obviously it's not the main family car with its size. But I have a pretty lengthy commute, and it serves me well.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    If you own a Prius you can get away with wearing a button down shirt/ tie/ slacks / no jacket but never wear a Brooks Brothers suit when driving one.
     
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Re: Thinking of bying a hybrid -- discuss

    Brooks Brothers suits and other clothes are so billowy and formless, I'm not sure I'd be able to get all the material into a little Prius, to be quite honest.
     
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