Volkswagen didnt miss the
Volkswagen didnt miss the boat when they started making hybrids, its called TDI. You get better mileage than a hybrid and the engines can go upwards of 1 million miles before a rebuild. At least there was a volvo diesel car in the area that had over 1 million on the stock engine. Hybrids are ugly as all hell. My 96 metro gets the same if not better mileage and looks way cooler than an Insight or Prius (the only 2 "affordable" hybrids). I'm a BMW guy through and through, I would never not own one, my 323ci stick gets 31mpg average on the highway with maybe 1/4-2/5 city driving and its not ugly. When I'm in Europe at least 90% of all vehicles are diesel, our BMW 320d which had over 300 ft/lbs of torque averaged 59 mpg for us over the course of 2 weeks driving from frankfurt to munich, to venice, milan, paris, and back to munich for more oktoberfest fun. WHY CANT WE HAVE THAT HERE???
A few friends and co-workers
A few friends and co-workers give me flack for my HCH and soon to own Prius being "ugly" cars. For one, I think both cars look very nice inside and out and I enjoy driving a "different" looking vehicle.
Secondly, who cares? Do I think the new Dodge Charger is a nice looking car? Yes. Do I want to get 15 MPG? Of course not!
I think I left the days of wanting to drive a "cool looking" car behind when I graduated from high school.
Other than that, Minerva hit the nail on the head.
Prius was first introduced
Prius was first introduced in 2000/2001 and has since been selling faster than Toyota can make them. If the only bad thing anyone can say about it is that its "ugly" than Toyota has done an excellent job. Just like the only bad thing they can say about B Clinton is the BJs he got during his 8 years of presidency, than he was the most capable presidant in the recent history.
It has been 9 years since Prius was introduced in american, why has no American car maker even tried to meet the market's demand? Ford-Escort or Chevy-(what ever its called) hybrids don't even come close to meeting Prius' capabilities or its looks, let alone beating this 9-year old car.
Now come on Andy, they don't
Now come on Andy, they don't actually have contracts with each other. That's just the stuff of conspiracy theorists. They do, however, tend to share the same gearhead, heavy iron mentality, however, and that archaic mind style clearly wants to preserve the 'Vette and similar legends as icons to the V8 and Internal combustion. The industry doesn't want to obsolete it's the technology it has invested in - Internal combustion and transmissions.
Do you know a internet site
Do you know a internet site where I can see the price of cars in India, China, Corea, Japon, and differents contries?
I love my Camry hybrid! I
I love my Camry hybrid! I only have to 'er fill up about once per month, and it costs me only about $40.00ish per time, with gas at $3.89+ per gallon. I always drive Toyotas, and this is my third Camry. I drive my cars till they drop, and it is no longer feasable to fix them - usually that is well over 150,000 miles. My second Camry was used-certified and I recently sold it to my daughter. I chose the Camry hybrid over the Prius because, first: the Prius screams "HYBRID!" Second: the Prius has much less room: and finally: because the safety tests are not as good. Also, I like the fact that people don't know my Camry is a "hybrid" unless I tell them, or if they look hard enough for the nicely inconspicuous "Synergy" logo. I especially love it at the gas pump! The only thing not to like about the Camry hybrid is possibly the smaller trunk, but my kids are grown now, so I don't need a big fat trunk anymore. (The battery is back there and it takes nearly half the room of a regular Camry-sized trunk). I've had my hybrid over a year now, and no problems. Sometimes people ask me silly questions about owning a hybrid, like "Do you ever run out of battery?" or, "Do you plug it in at night?" ...things like that. I sometimes sarcastically/teasingly remark, "Well, if I crank it enough times, I usually don't have that problem, except that it usually won't start if it gets below 10 degrees... " (we live in a northern climate) just to see the look on their faces. ;)
yeah i remember that camry i
yeah i remember that camry i think its similar with nissan altima! nice cars sites you posted right there imm check some new hybrid cars thanks.
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of course hybrids are ugly,
of course hybrids are ugly, the reason for that is because, not all, but most of the people who want hybrids are so stuck up that they want everyone on the road to know "I'm helping the environment!" without even having to ask if they're driving a hybrid. but i agree with a previous comment that says "who cares?" because seriously, get over how you want your car to look. it doesnt matter, it won't make you happy forever if your car is hot, but if you really believe in global warming you should check out the new Escalade hybrid, i think they look great! and i heard they're quickly rechargable. but since global warming is complete bullsh**..... I'd say buy a hybrid so you dont have to worry about gas. because dispite rather you think global warming is a problem or not (not) gas prices and petroleom oil shortages are......
they have improved in looks
they have improved in looks in the last couple of years
the honda especially
but you are right, there is a certain 'look' when it comes to hybrids, and it is not an inviting look
I hate the way the prius looks!
I agree with you.Hybrid cars
I agree with you.Hybrid cars will attract more people only through design itself if they are awesome.The companies should now concentrate on designs now.
Hey! I like the Prius and
Hey! I like the Prius and Insight. It's modern and much better looking than any crap car which comes out of America these days.
Hi, I was just wondering why
Hi, I was just wondering why the Aptera type 2 wasn't on the list of comparable vehicles on this site.
It would have been a better
It would have been a better post if you knew proper English. "Fallow" I mean really? Come on...