[Elfsea] [Steppes] OT Hybrid Cars

Wilkerson, Glen D glen.d.wilkerson at lmco.com
Mon Jul 2 05:38:29 PDT 2007


Plus, switching out batteries on a Prius generates more toxic waste than
the total amount of polution generated in 100,000 miles by a Hummer.

Alaric

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From: steppes-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:steppes-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of shona haskins
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 10:11 AM
To: steppes at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Steppes] OT Hybrid Cars

My mom has an 07 or 08 Saturn VUE hybrid, and she LOVES it. She gets
great
gas mileage, and was able to make it all the way from El Paso to here on
basically just over a tank of gas.
Here are the drawbacks I (and she) have seen about it though:
-there is NO spare tire!!! The battery cells are in the compartment
where
the spare would normally go, so in the little space where the jack would
normally go, there is a little air pump! *lol* They qualify this with
giving
you automatic roadside assistance, but is still pretty stupid. So she's
looking into a roof-top spare holder. (not sure whether this is the same
in
the other hybrid cars)
-while the battery cells are generally covered by the manufacturers
warranty, should that expire, the cells each will cost you about 5k to
replace, and that is not just Saturn.

I will be getting a new vehicle in the next few months, and was looking
at
hybrids as well as regular vehicles, doing all kinds of comparisons and
research. What we came up with is that with the difference in cost, it
would
take about 6 years just for the savings in gas to pay for the price
difference.

But mom's VUE is kinda cool.

-Annwn

On 6/28/07, Duncan Hepburn <duncan at stormypetrel.org> wrote:
>
> As far as within the DFW area, the people I know locally that own
> hybrids are myself, with an '06 Honda Civic Hybrid, Countess Margaret
> has a Toyota Prius about the same age, and Don Valentyn in Elfsea has
a
> Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
>
> There may be others that I don't know of, but I'll forward this note
to
> both Maggie and Val, and we can give you our opinions of pros and cons
> off the list.
>
> Don Duncan
>
> Virginia Gatling wrote:
> > Does anyone have hybrid cars? We would like to hear the pros & cons
as
> to which are better before we purchase a new vehicle.
> > Countess Regina
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