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Old 03-06-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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How many "Volts" have been sold?
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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The newer vehicles are getting much better gas mileage. Funny how auto companies have managed to do that when customers started demanding it.
Funny how auto companies have managed to do that when government regulations started demanding it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Gas prices dont affect what people drive, they may affect how much they drive..

I'm not trading in my SUV nor my caddillac in for a temporary price fluctuation on gas..
Exactly!! My wife was just in an accident.....another driver ,driving an Audi hit her broadside ,totaled the Audi......even though it spun my wifes Suburban 360 degrees, she drove it home. I wont risk my kids lives no matter what gas cost.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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My SUV has one great advantage, it's paid for. In many models a hybrid will cost you at least $10,000 dollars more. How many miles will you have to drive before you break even?
I think that is a great point. We have two cars and mine is a 1998 Mustang which is in outstanding condition and very well maintained. Gas mileage is okay .. around 20 and 25 on long highway trips. If I sold it I might get around $8,000 and a new hybrid will probably cost more than $30,000 (I haven't looked into prices). How long and how many miles would it take to recover $22,000+ of investment?

I have no problem with hybrids or with electric cars and they probably are the future sometime down the road. But auto companies are perfectly capable of building regular cars that get very good gas mileage without sacrificing performance. In fact, they are already doing it because customer demand has shifted.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Yes this seems a bit of a re-run of what happened a few years ago. I don't really drive so much but when i do i prefer to get good MPG
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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Funny how auto companies have managed to do that when government regulations started demanding it.
Car companies were increasing fuel efficiency well before government regulations mandated that they did..

All the government did was set regulations for future models which has resulted in smaller cars, that you can use less, have less features, and probably death traps.. I mean really, do you want to be in a car crash driving a volt?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washing...-economy_N.htm
To hit the 2016 targets, automakers plan to field more small cars and smaller engines with advanced technology

You celebrate your small ugo..
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Exactly!! My wife was just in an accident.....another driver ,driving an Audi hit her broadside ,totaled the Audi......even though it spun my wifes Suburban 360 degrees, she drove it home. I wont risk my kids lives no matter what gas cost.
Isnt it odd that the left is always willing to kill people in order to save money?
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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I wouldn't mind getting rid of the wife's SUV,mainly because I don't like it.

Would prefer something more comfortable on long trips....like a full size BMW.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Isnt it odd that the left is always willing to kill people in order to save money?
Don't be silly
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Isnt it odd that the left is always willing to kill people in order to save money?
Umm source or is this your personal opinion?
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