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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 08:59 PM
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    08-20-2011 06:25 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Name 5 cheap Hybrid cars.

    what's your top 5 cheapest hybrid cars?

    Started by RastaKid‎, 09-26-2008 01:22 AM
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    12-04-2010 11:52 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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 12:34 AM
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    03-16-2010 09:16 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 05:56 AM
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    11-30-2009 05:24 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. 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 02:56 AM
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    08-04-2009 03:30 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 08:48 AM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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 01:42 PM
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    10-01-2008 05:26 AM Go to last post
  17. [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 08:40 PM
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  18. 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
  19. Helpful Information about Extended Warranties

    Hey, Guys! I've been shopping around for an extended warranty for my hybrid car and finally found a company that would cover alt-fuel cars like ours....

    Started by Hybrid-Baby‎, 06-26-2008 12:48 AM
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  20. qualified hybrid technicians

    where can i find one in my local area? should i be aware of any certificates? thanks

    Started by ‎, 06-29-2006 10:44 AM
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    05-13-2008 01:44 PM Go to last post

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