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Forum: Purchase Process, Car Comparisons and Dealers.

Are you in the thick of you the hybrid shopping experience? Do you really want a hybrid, after all? This forum is figuring out which car to buy, and which dealer to work with. Also, those other concerns like insurance and extended warranties.

  1. Local Ford Dealer Doesn't Know About Hybrids

    I went to the local Ford dealer to ask about the Ford Hybrid Escape. The first guy I talked to did not even know what I meant by HYBRID and the...

    Started by ‎, 07-10-2004 03:29 PM
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    08-01-2004 12:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Stupid questions about waiting lists

    I'm a first time car buyer. So I've never had to deal with waiting lists. How do I get my name on one. Is it as simple as telling the dealer I want...

    Started by ‎, 08-31-2004 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-31-2004 09:23 PM Go to last post
  3. What should I know about...

    What should I know about...batteries, leaving the car off, things that we take for granted with gas engines that may leave me stranded somewhere out...

    Started by ‎, 07-16-2004 09:05 AM
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    09-10-2004 07:07 PM Go to last post
  4. SUVs?

    Here's my challenges: I'm ALWAYS traveling. I split my time between my music career and my conservation career. I drive hundreds of interstate miles...

    Started by ‎, 08-10-2004 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-23-2004 11:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Market Adjustment...

    I was reading the newsletter about greedy dealers gouging the prices with "market adjustments" as much as $8000. Well, that is abonimable, but there...

    Started by ‎, 11-10-2004 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-10-2004 06:12 PM Go to last post
  6. why buy hybrid? Tell me!!

    I am a reporter looking for people who want to talk about buying hybrid cars versus conventional ones. I want people who are happy, unhappy,...

    Started by ‎, 11-15-2004 10:47 PM
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    12-21-2004 06:00 AM Go to last post
  7. Can I fit two cars seats + a teenager?

    Do I need to wait for the Highlander or will the Civic or Accord fit my family of five? I've got two in car seats and one teenager, plus the two...

    Started by ‎, 02-03-2005 08:46 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-04-2005 08:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Front Whel Drive on Hybrids

    Do any of the hybrid vehicles available now have front wheel drive, besides the Ford Escape? Where does one fine this information when comparing...

    Started by ‎, 04-04-2005 10:30 PM
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    04-04-2005 10:38 PM Go to last post
  9. Honda Hybrids

    My Auto Broker said he has many Honda Hybrids ready for delivery right now. I know Prius and Escape Hybrid are harder to find on lots right now. ...

    Started by ‎, 04-14-2005 06:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-15-2005 07:22 PM Go to last post
  10. Stick With My Old Honda?

    I own a '96 Honda Civic DX that gets 38-40 miles to the gallon. I would like to get one of the Civic Hybrids but don't know if it's worth the extra...

    Started by ‎, 08-30-2005 07:01 PM
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    09-15-2005 10:24 PM Go to last post
  11. hybrids in the desert

    How does driving in the hot, dry climate of the desert effect the performance of hybrid cars? We live in Tucson, AZ and are thinking about buying one.

    Started by ‎, 09-20-2005 07:51 PM
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    09-21-2005 12:02 AM Go to last post
  12. True Cost to Drive

    I thought the following Edmonds.com article on the true cost to drive would be of interest to hybrid.com readers: "True Cost to Drive The Total...

    Started by ‎, 09-29-2005 09:10 PM
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    09-29-2005 09:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Thinking of making the plunge

    I have a friend in the car repair business. When I have expressed my desire to buy a hybrid I was told that because I don't do much city driving...

    Started by ‎, 09-28-2005 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-30-2005 02:36 AM Go to last post
  14. SPEED

    I was totally annoyed looking at cars that they were so slow... I don't want a car that's 2 hp. This looks pretty cool. ...

    Started by ‎, 11-25-2004 12:36 AM
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    10-04-2005 12:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Decisions Decisions....

    Ok, here is the deal. I am married and have a 14 month old son and 9 year old greyhound. We currently drive a '97 Outback and '02 Protege5. ...

    Started by ‎, 09-29-2005 08:43 PM
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    10-13-2005 04:44 AM Go to last post
  16. Buying together

    Anyone in the Atlanta area interested in teaming up to go to dealerships? I'm looking for either an 06 Civic or an 06 Prius. I'm leaning toward the...

    Started by ‎, 11-02-2005 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-02-2005 10:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Prius future resale value

    With all the new hybrids and especially the 2006 civic coming out, it would seem that the prius now has some good competition. They sell at a premium...

    Started by ‎, 11-08-2005 12:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-13-2005 04:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Honda Hybrid Civic or Toyota Prius

    I'm looking at both of these. I live in the foothills of the Catskills (long winters, snow) - does anyone have an opinion about winter driving and...

    Started by ‎, 11-20-2005 07:14 PM
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    11-20-2005 09:08 PM Go to last post
  19. Before buying check emissions sticker

    I've mentioned it many different threads but I wanted more noticeable place for potential buyers. If you are considering buying a hybrid and you...

    Started by ‎, 02-09-2006 02:44 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-09-2006 02:44 AM Go to last post
  20. Dealers Good & Bad

    We had a great experience with Centenial Toyota in Vegas. In fact, after going through all the L.A. & Southbay dealers and unable to get the Option...

    Started by ‎, 03-01-2006 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,902
    03-01-2006 02:15 PM Go to last post

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