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03-15-2008 10:46 PM #31
I too am in the market for a
I too am in the market for a hybrid convertible and anxiously await their existence!
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03-16-2008 10:06 PM #32
It would be great have the
It would be great have the driving experience of a convertible while driving a car that is also eco friendly.
Car manufacturers should not force us to have to choose between having the luxury of a convertible and being green. Even if the aerodynamics of a convertible cause it to not get the same level of fuel economy compared to other hybrids it would still be better than the average convertible on the street today and an option I would like to have when spending my automobile dollars. The first one to come out with one will get my business.
03-18-2008 12:24 AM #33
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The Tesla Roadster just
The Tesla Roadster just started its production line today (4/13/08). There is now a convertible pure electric supercar in production. There's over a year's backlog of orders but they will be delivering them now.
If you've got the money and you want a luxury sportscar that's the greenest car on the market, it is now available!
03-18-2008 07:37 PM #34
I'm with you guys. I fell in
I'm with you guys. I fell in love with the Saturn Sky - and planned to buy next year, but now I definitely want a hybrid. I know there are a few out there - but not affordable. Come on car manufacturers, we're ready - the demand is here so what about the supply.
03-24-2008 12:20 AM #35
Me too, me too. I want a
Me too, me too. I want a hybrid 2-seater rag-top more than anything on the road now. But, certainly can't afford a Tesla.
I've been bugging the heck out of my local Miata dealer....
03-24-2008 11:47 PM #36
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I understand where you guys
I understand where you guys are coming from. There's no reason that Ford couldn't put the FEH hybrid drivetrain into a Mustang convertible or Toyota could easily come out with a hybrid Solara convertible based on the already existing Camry Hybrid.
Don't hesitate to tell your dealer or call your favorite manufacturer's hotline and let them know exactly what you want.
I recommend you tell them that you're waiting to buy a new car until they offer you what you're looking for. By waiting, you can save up your money to more easily afford a hybrid convertible. I suspect market demand will drive the price up a lot initially.
I posted the customer service hotline numbers on other threads but here they are again:
Chevrolet (800) 222-1020
Ford (800) 392-FORD (or 800-392-3673)
Ford Motor Company, Customer Relationship Center, PO Box 6248, Dearborn, Michigan 48126
Honda (800) 999-1009
Honda Automobile Customer Service, 1919 Torrance Boulevard, Mail Stop: 500 - 2N - 7D
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Nissan (800) NISSAN-1 (or 800-647-7261)
Nissan Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 685003, Franklin TN 37068-5003
Mercedes-Benz USA (800) FOR-MERCEDES or (1-800-367-6372)
Customer Assistance Center, 3 Paragon Drive, Montvale, N.J. 07645
Mitsubishi (888) MITSU2007 (or 888-648-7820)
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., PO Box 6014, Cypress, CA 90630-0014
Saturn (800) 553-6000
Customer Assistance Center , 100 Saturn Parkway, MD-371-999-S24, Spring Hill, TN 37174
Subaru of America (800) SUBARU3 (or 800-782-2783) | email
Subaru of America, Inc., Subaru Plaza, P.O. Box 6000, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000
Attn: Customer/Dealer Services
Toyota (800) 331-4331
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 19001 South Western Ave. Dept. WC11, Torrance, CA 90501
Thanks to Plug-in America for pulling these all together.
03-30-2008 02:27 AM #37
I just wonder why the
I just wonder why the automakers think that hybrids must mimic gas guzzling SUVs. You can be young (pardon the expression) hip and be environmentally aware. I want a cheap cool car that doesnít cost an arm and a leg to operate, and is kind to the environment. I donít think that is much to ask for.
04-10-2008 12:33 AM #38
Well, in general, there has
Well, in general, there has been a LOT of resistance to anything that consumes less fuel... lobbying forces attack any attempt to mandate efficiency increases, tear up emissions standards that at one point let to a half decent and affordable pure electric, etc... if, all of a sudden, efficiency (hybrid, electric, whatever) became sexy, profit margins for fuel would be harmed in the process... so yeah, it's going to be a battle to get LARGE or established auto makers to produce fun, attract AND efficient vehicles. That's no reason to give up, however.
04-10-2008 12:38 AM #39
Sorry, a couple
Sorry, a couple typoes:
...that at one point LED to...
...fun, ATTRACTIVE and efficient vehicles...
04-26-2008 06:04 AM #40
Peugeot has a diesel hybrid
Peugeot has a diesel hybrid coming out