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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. 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 06:23 PM
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    04-08-2012 06:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-08-2012 05:40 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 09:08 PM
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    02-18-2012 02:20 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 01:06 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-07-2012 01:03 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:14 PM
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    12-14-2011 09:52 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 05:18 PM
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    11-23-2011 08:19 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 04:14 AM
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    08-21-2011 11:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Hybrid (esp. Escape) Mountain Driving?

    Have any of you lucky owners driven in real mountains yet? I'm wondering how it will behave. Going uphill: When the battery runs out, will it get...

    Started by ‎, 01-20-2005 09:59 PM
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    08-20-2011 07:25 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:28 PM
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    03-01-2011 11:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Name 5 cheap Hybrid cars.

    what's your top 5 cheapest hybrid cars?

    Started by RastaKid‎, 09-26-2008 02:22 AM
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    12-05-2010 12:52 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 08:12 PM
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    11-26-2010 08:16 AM Go to last post
  12. California extended warranty

    I know that California requires an extended warranty on hybrid batteries, but is it available from out of state dealers if I live in California? I...

    Started by sno_cat‎, 04-24-2007 01:34 AM
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    03-16-2010 10:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Environmental impact of hybrid car battery

    Though hybrid cars take in substantially less petroleum than conventional cars, there is still an issue regarding the environmental damage of the...

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-01-2008 06:56 AM
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    11-30-2009 06:24 AM Go to last post
  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 07:15 PM
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    10-08-2009 05:37 AM Go to last post
  15. eCVT/Hybrid Newbie

    Hey All, New to hybrids. I bought a 2008 Nissan Altima last week and I don't have a lot of experience driving the vehicle. A couple of things...

    Started by frankg962‎, 07-01-2008 03:56 AM
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    08-04-2009 04:30 PM Go to last post
  16. Replacement tires??

    Does anyone have any experience using non-OEM tires with their hybrids? All four tires on our hybrid will soon need replacing, and although...

    Started by RKRB‎, 07-02-2009 09:48 AM
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    07-02-2009 09:48 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 05:53 AM
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    02-06-2009 08:01 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 ‎, 09-29-2006 12:03 AM
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    10-08-2008 11:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Winter driving ability?

    How are these hybrid vehicles in winter road driving conditions? I live in NE Ohio and drive 30 miles along the snowbelt highways. Infact our drive...

    Started by wolfrunner‎, 05-13-2008 02:42 PM
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    10-01-2008 06:26 AM Go to last post
  20. [Help] I Need Input On Civic Hybrid Possibly 06-08...

    Hello, i'm new to the this forum but let me explain my story so you can understand and hopefully help me out. long story short from there.. i...

    Started by desent‎, 09-14-2008 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-01-2008 06:19 AM Go to last post

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