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Re: hybrids


    I am not sure how to respond...I did not buy my Honda Civic Hybrid for
the rebates...I guess I wanted to walk the walk for the planet. As for
power, I drive up and down 2000 ft elevation change daily and my Honda has
as much power as my 89 Subaru 4 cyl front wheel drive. So I do not feel that
I gave up anything. As for the gas mileage, the current tank has 380 miles
on it and 56 mph according to the meter. (maybe it lies???) I could check my
written records. Longevity...who knows...and who really keeps their cars to
300,000 miles. One of my friends has a Tercell 4wd that has over 300,000
miles, my Subaru has 232,000 miles so who knows what the Honda or Prius will

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 7:59 AM
Subject: [CHAT] hybrids

> "...the market doesn't support them.  They may be PC, but hybrids would
> nowhere w/o govt and mfg subsidies.  Car companies take losses on the
> Hybrids cost about $6000 more to make than similar gas-powered cars and
> consumers won't shell that out - whatever their politics - and so buyers
> require the subsidies"...  "..hybrids lack power..."  "They don't get near
> the great gas mileage we're told they do"... "after a 2yr study on 'dust
> dust' energy costs of the cars - meaning the energy to plan, build, sell,
> drive, and dispose of - the hybrids don't stack up well against
> counterparts...don't last as long - around 100,000 miles vs 300,000 for
> traditional powered vehicles"
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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