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2006-11-19 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Leftists Show Off Their New Toy
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Posted by badanov 2006-11-19 04:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [493 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Bads right! How much energy was spent building this "highbreed" I would venture to guess the damage to our environment in just building this car will never make up the difference of Bad's s-10. Tell the PC dipshits to do some math.
Posted by 49 Pan">49 Pan  2006-11-19 08:32||   2006-11-19 08:32|| Front Page Top

#2 My 1998 Chevy Cavalier gets 27mpg city and 30 mpg highway. It didn't cost near as much as one of those hybrids and it's got 120,000 miles on it. Bugwits.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2006-11-19 09:12||   2006-11-19 09:12|| Front Page Top

#3 It didn't produce 50,000 tons of strip mine refuse to obtain the metals to make the batteries in it etiher Deacon Blues.
Posted by bigjim-ky 2006-11-19 09:19||   2006-11-19 09:19|| Front Page Top

#4 It's not the efficiency nor the result, it's just the INTENT. It's all about FEELINGS.
Leftism as a way to hold the "moral high ground" (as defined by yourself) and feel good and superior to the sweaty masses.
Posted by anonymous5089 2006-11-19 09:23||   2006-11-19 09:23|| Front Page Top

#5 My 1989 Chevy S-10 4.3L 4WD gets at least 20 mpg. I could give you a more accurate figure if the gas gauge worked.

I spend about five dollars a week on gas for it.

It's not what mileage a vehicle gets that's important, it's how much gas you use.

My 1988 Acura used to get 29 mpg on the highway at 75 mph. Twenty years later, cars of that size still get about 30 mpg.

Go nuclear plus hydrogen if you want carbon neutral, or drive less. Most of this hybrid stuff is just lifestyle bragging.
Posted by KBK 2006-11-19 09:38||   2006-11-19 09:38|| Front Page Top

#6 Once you count the energy used in manifacturing, Prii are not great savers of the world. A Corolla uses about $2.49 per mile in energy costs, including amortized production energy costs. A Prius costs about $2.79.

The funniest is that an H1 costs about $1.99 in total energy costs per mile. Yes, less than most econoboxes.
Posted by Jackal">Jackal  2006-11-19 12:36|| http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]">[http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]  2006-11-19 12:36|| Front Page Top

#7 The batteries in the hybrids have a 10 year life and cost $8500 to $10,000 including labor to replace. Then there is the hazardous disposal problem of the used battery!

A friend who manages a Toyota dealership called hybrid buyers "stupid" and "suckers''.
Posted by USMC6743 2006-11-19 13:04||   2006-11-19 13:04|| Front Page Top

#8 My (new) 2005 Hyundai Tucson 4WD V6 gets around 20-22mpg highway, somewhat less in the city, but it's fully-loaded, a much safer vehicle than my old '98 Pontiac Sunfire (the Tucson has driver, passenger, and side curtain airbags, automatic electronic stability program, sensor-controlled windshield wipers, and a buttload of other safety features my old car doesn't have - it also has CD/tape/AM/FM1/FM2, sits 5 comfortably, and has enough cargo space "for a small safari").

Of course, it cost me $25k less $3k in down payment so I don't really own it yet - I only lease it from the bank.


Posted by FOTSGreg">FOTSGreg  2006-11-19 18:39|| www.fire-on-the-suns.com]">[www.fire-on-the-suns.com]  2006-11-19 18:39|| Front Page Top

#9 Took my 1983 Ford 250 HD 6.9 L diesel out for a spin last night. 5000 lb. empty, it got 19 mpg. 157,000 miles ago it got 25 mpg empty. It quite adequately protected me when I hit a deer head-on at 70 mph a few years ago. Just think what a lighter modern vehicle with a small turbo-charged diesel engine would do. Virtually nothing like my proposal is available in the US, although they're widely available in Europe.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2006-11-19 19:01||   2006-11-19 19:01|| Front Page Top

#10 Smug alert!
Posted by DMFD 2006-11-19 23:32||   2006-11-19 23:32|| Front Page Top

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