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Forum: Driving, Maintenance & Safety Issues (for All Hybrids)

Issues related to the day-to-day operations of hybrids. If the post concerns a specific vehicle, then it belongs in the "Cars" forum (above) for that vehicle. This section is about hybrids in general.

  1. Towing capacity

    Does anyone know why these models are incapable of towing a decent amount? what good is a tow rating of 3,500 lbs when any decent boat is more than...

    Started by ‎, 07-26-2005 01:27 AM
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  2. jump-starting a hybrid vehicle?

    As I was loading groceries into the trunk of my '04 Honda Civic Hybrid, I saw the jumper cables I've had clunking around in the trunk for the past 8...

    Started by ‎, 01-05-2005 11:08 PM
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    08-24-2012 12:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Oil: 5w-20 vs. 0w-20

    Has anyone tried using 5w-20 in place of 0w-20 oil? If yes, how many miles do you have on your car? I was thinking of using 0W-20 in the winter and...

    Started by ‎, 05-27-2006 05:04 AM
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    06-10-2012 12:03 AM Go to last post
  4. My 2006 Mercury Mariner exploded while parked!

    Last night at 1:30 a.m. my son woke to an explosion. Thank God he was visiting as we did not even hear it! He called to us for keys to the other...

    Started by mumsies‎, 12-21-2007 04:53 AM
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    02-06-2009 07:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Maintenance costs

    Hi everyone, a colleague of mine told me that the savings that are presumably accrued following the purchase of a hybrid vehicle wouldn't be realized...

    Started by ‎, 06-10-2005 05:59 PM
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    07-03-2012 03:22 AM Go to last post
  6. Questioning the Re-Sale Value of Hybrids

    I am thinking of buying a hybrid for the first time (either Honda or Toyota). The salesmen all tout "re-sale value" but this seems illogical. Even...

    Started by IolaniOne‎, 04-16-2007 01:38 AM
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    07-13-2014 08:49 AM Go to last post
  7. High speed-long distance driving??

    Does anyone have info on the Hybrid's performance/reliability if it is used for a cross country trip? ie: North dakota to Orlando in three days? ...

    Started by ‎, 12-21-2005 09:28 PM
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    03-01-2011 10:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Tires for best MPG

    Some info you might be able to use: My car came standard with Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires. I just changed tires (after 63,000 mi., good tread...

    Started by ‎, 11-12-2004 10:14 PM
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    12-14-2011 08:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Hybrids as a speech topic

    I see someone is doing hybrids for a homework project. Well, my 11 year old son has picked hybrids as a speech topic so this seems like a good place...

    Started by Cybercat‎, 03-28-2007 04:18 PM
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    11-23-2011 07:19 PM Go to last post
  10. snow tires

    I find the stock tires are really not that good in the snow....any suggestions? Have used Bridgestone Blizzacs on my older van and theyare great,...

    Started by ‎, 12-10-2005 09:32 AM
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    02-15-2006 07:13 AM Go to last post
  11. The Gunman# Full Movie Download

    The Gunman# Full Movie Download https://www.facebook.com/MonsterTrucksfilm https://www.facebook.com/TheGunman2015film ...

    Started by apiter5‎, 07-19-2014 02:05 PM
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  12. hybrid top speed

    I am just curious what the top crusing speed for some hybrids are. It seems to me that if you wanted to go faster than the ICE could take then then...

    Started by ‎, 01-08-2005 03:14 AM
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  13. Water

    I live in Houston, where we have yearly periods or heavy rains and flooded streets. How would driving thru heavy rains and high water effect the...

    Started by ‎, 07-03-2006 06:15 PM
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    10-08-2009 04:37 AM Go to last post
  14. CA Extended Warranty On Hybrid Battery

    CA vs Nevada Extended warranty Has anyone read their extended warranty and can verify if it is true that CA offers a longer extended warranty...

    Started by ‎, 01-25-2006 11:45 AM
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    03-08-2012 04:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Fast Driver

    I am very interested in buying a hybrid car. However, the speed does concern me a bit. I am willing to change my habits as a fast driver, but it...

    Started by ‎, 01-18-2005 12:22 PM
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    01-21-2005 01:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Best Air conditioning and fuel economy for hot climate??

    Living in the heat of Arizona, more or less the air conditioning is on most of the year. Any body have a hybrid in these circumstances? I know some...

    Started by tbone‎, 02-28-2008 08:08 PM
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    02-18-2012 01:20 AM Go to last post
  17. Jaws of life

    I just heard recently that hybrids can or could kill fire or policemen when rescuing people with the jaw's of life. I was wondering if someone could...

    Started by ‎, 06-24-2005 12:06 AM
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    01-07-2012 12:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Oil Change for Hybrids

    At the dealership which I purchase my HCH, also does service. The charge for oil change is $20 higher for hybrids. I asked the reason and they...

    Started by ‎, 07-23-2005 03:43 AM
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    09-28-2005 04:30 AM Go to last post
  19. my highschool project

    Have you ever driven a hybrid or ridden in one, and what is it like? How do you get all of your information about hybrids? Do your experiences...

    Started by ‎, 09-28-2006 11:03 PM
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    10-08-2008 10:22 AM Go to last post
  20. Is Silence Deadly?

    Isn't there a highway safety factor in hybrids? Driven only by an electric motor, which is almost silent, no one will 'hear' them coming. Should they...

    Started by ‎, 08-17-2005 03:15 PM
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    07-02-2008 12:59 AM Go to last post

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