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brager
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Dec 9, 2009, 2:25 PM

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does anyone own a hybrid on here?
and if so what kind of troubles if or issues have you had with it?


way2old
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Dec 9, 2009, 5:59 PM

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We have about 50 hybrids in our fleet. Our Prius's have lost the small batteries and O2 sensors but not really anything else. The Civic has had problems with the EGR, transmission and IMA system.



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brager
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Dec 10, 2009, 4:21 AM

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We have about 50 hybrids in our fleet. Our Prius's have lost the small batteries and O2 sensors but not really anything else. The Civic has had problems with the EGR, transmission and IMA system.




oh you mentioned small batteries wich ones are those?



way2old
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Dec 10, 2009, 4:43 PM

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The little 12 volt battery that starts the car. They are just a little larger than a motorcycle battery.



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brager
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Dec 12, 2009, 9:40 AM

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The little 12 volt battery that starts the car. They are just a little larger than a motorcycle battery.


uuhmm little 12 volt battererys i have heard different
i have heard where people go away for a few weeks
on vacation only to come back to a dead battery!
and im not talking about THE LITLLE 12v BAttery
im talking about the el expessive 7,500$ battery to

where they cant even boost it to start it! thats fine
and dandy if your warranty covers you if not you pick-
up the 7500$ tab nice ahh!... hybrids
for me are out of the question if you ask me who
has them can keep em love my gas engine.


Loren Champlain Sr
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Dec 14, 2009, 8:08 PM

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brager; Sounds that you had your mind made up, already....So, what's your point? I agree with you, though. Too soon for me to switch to a "Hybrid", too.
Loren
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Hammer Time
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Dec 14, 2009, 8:15 PM

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Yeah, it sounds like he's just looking for someone to take the other opinion on it so he can argue about it.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 15, 2009, 5:44 AM

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What concerns me is the upfront extra cost and knowing you will need new main batteries in about 8 years costing more than a new engine and trans combined! why would you want to know you have that insane expense coming. If a regular said the engine will blow in 8 years no matter what you do would you buy it?

I really think if you keep a vehicle long enough to need those batteries plus the upfront extra cost it is a negative. Agreed - they get better MPG and I like that part. I won't own one,

T



way2old
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Dec 15, 2009, 5:33 PM

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The Hybrid batgteries in Honda Civic are about 3k In ther Toyota Prius it is around 2k. Prices have come way down, so there goes the argument.



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matthewsmith
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Jul 30, 2010, 4:20 AM

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 Hybrid cars are generally very advantageous and beneficial when compared to normal cars. However, there are some disadvantages or problems that generally stop it from making a large impact on the society. One of the main problems of a hybrid car is its cost. It is estimated that in the long run, its manufacturers will start losing money. So the rate is expected to increase over the years and may cause a pinch on the pocket of the buyer. Some people also claim that the estimated fuel savings that are to be expected in a hybrid car are exaggerated.
Another disadvantage that hybrid cars bring along with it is that they tend to accelerate at a slower speed when compared to normal vehicles. In other words, you can’t attain your expected speed within the same time period in a hybrid car, than you would in cars totally powered by gasoline. It is because of this point that many drivers tend to feel unsafe in a hybrid car, as with this, they cannot keep pace with the normal cars.
Though the batteries of the hybrid cars come for a long period, before harboring a need to be replaced, you have to replace them at least on completing 80,000 miles. It depends on your usage and way of running the car. Link deleted Each battery pack costs about $5,000 to $8,000, which is dependent on the model of the car. This may turn out to be rather expensive on your budget in the long run; moreover if you are a frequent traveler with the car.
To facilitate increased speeds, hybrid cars are usually smaller than normal cars and are usually manufactured using lightweight body materials. Though this facilitates increased speeds, this also makes the hybrid car more vulnerable to destruction. In other words, when compared to larger and steel reinforced cars, hybrid cars are most likely to get damaged if and when involved in an accident.
Since hybrid cars are relatively new in production, they are not available in all pats of the country. And where you can find them, their stocks are generally limited. So you may not be able to buy a hybrid car from wherever you live. Don’t think you can avail of deductions from the government when buying a hybrid car, as this is not possible. The government does not offer any deductions, as there is still some gasoline in the combustion process of the car.


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Jul 30, 2010, 5:05 AM

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