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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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    05-10-2012 09:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Can a hybrid jump-start a NON-hybrid?

    My family has three cars -- an 02 Prius, an 07 Camry Hybrid, and an 05 Honda CRV. Now the battery is weak on the CRV, and it won't start. I've...

    Started by PhxPrius‎, 12-26-2007 07:12 PM
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    11-26-2010 07:16 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    10-14-2016 02:01 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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    08-21-2011 10:40 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Storing Hybrids?

    I'm wondering whether anyone has information on storing a hybrid car for a few months at a time. I'm considering a hybrid Camry, but am lucky to...

    Started by momof4‎, 10-08-2007 03:31 AM
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    11-24-2012 12:15 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. Road Trips

    I've only seen 1 or 2 references to maximum distance a hybrid car can travel, but they were unclear. I would love to be more environmentally...

    Started by ‎, 04-12-2005 08:27 AM
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    09-23-2012 02:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Hybrids in the mountains

    I drove my 2003 HCH out to Wyoming this last fall and all I can say is I was very disappointed in how the car performed driving over mountain passes....

    Started by ‎, 01-21-2006 02:20 AM
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    02-03-2006 01:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Micro Hybrid Innovations_Project

    Hello, at Vienna University of Business and Economics we are currently working on a project aimed to bring innovative solutions concerning quality...

    Started by microHybrid1‎, 04-08-2012 05:23 PM
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  19. 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
  20. how much?

    Im just asking how much r hybrids now? R they a lot of money cause im 13 and wanna save up for on one!!!:)

    Started by michaeljordansgurl‎, 08-31-2008 09:31 PM
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