Hybrid Cars

Here’s Ian Williams on hybrid cars. Brilliant.


Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on April 13, 2003 - 17:20 Permalink

I’ve looked at the hybrids as well, but I did not find that

Philip Toms's picture
Philip Toms on August 13, 2003 - 23:18 Permalink

For people sitting on the fence deciding on whether to go with a green hybrid the price makes the decision too easy…stay with the gas until (maybe) the next time.

Shirley Shirley's picture
Shirley Shirley on April 16, 2004 - 18:07 Permalink

Why would you buy a hybrid if you have to pay $3500 for a battery if it goes out?

Bob's picture
Bob on April 24, 2004 - 23:29 Permalink

I like my 04 Prius. It’s like driving a video game! How many little cars can you accumulate (a representation of how much energy you recover from deceleration), how little braking can you get by with, and how high can you raise your MPG over time. Fun. My Prius cost $22,000, approximately, plus tax, licence, etc. It was worth every penny! My friends are jealous, too.

Downer: Lousy mileage during the first 5 minutes of driving from a cold start. If your average trip is 5 minutes or less and you let your engine get cold between trips, your mileage can drop into the mid-30 MPG or less.

Mike Maline's picture
Mike Maline on October 1, 2004 - 03:48 Permalink

A new group site for the Ford Escape Hybrid is available at
At this site are photos, reviews, and tech files for viewing or download.
Please contribute to both this site and the new site so us new owners of the Escape Hybrid can get the best up to date info available.