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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Rate your Car to a Hybrid

    http://www.hybridcars.com/calculator/index.php

    This is a neat little calculator that rates most cars to their hybrid counterpart. Very interesting.

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    hmm my honda civic is 1.6 L, not 1.7 like it says

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    It won't let me compare my truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    It won't let me compare my truck.
    Hmm I can't do the Ford GT 40 either

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    I compared my Outback wagon w/std,2.5L 4,manual @ 2.25/gal and 16000mi/yr To a Toyota Highlander 3.3L 6 auto CVT,4WD and per year, the hybrid got 29mpg to my 24mpg,about 1600lbs of Co2 less,$300 less gas,33gms less soot,and 1lb less smog.It was even on the Nitrogen Oxide(lung irritant and smog) at 11 pounds.I can imagine if my car was a 6 cylinder,the results would have been more dramatic.I think this country is headed for hybrids,but if we complete the conversion,where will the oil corporations get thier record profits?By then gas will be $8 or $9 per gal.

    Edit;I compared my Ford Ranger pickup to a GMC Sierra cause there aren't any small pickups that are hybrid and the big boat which is also a 4wd and with a much bigger engine gets 1 mpg more than me.However,when compared to my Ford, it spackles the environment with all other polutants except 1000 lbs less of the Co2 greenhouse gas.
    Last edited by zipp51; February 28th, 2006 at 16:47 PM.
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    interesting... i didnt know that manufacturers were releasing hybrid SUVs... wonder how they perform offroad tho

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    The solution to all this is not to go hybrid; but use smaller engines

    Most british and european cars return 40mpg+, it makes me smile how car manufacturers in the US boast that their range average 30mpg

    If that claim was made in europe the company would be laughed at

    Yes the US is big, but there is no need for so many "big" engines

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    Americans like to tow big things behind their SUV's and 4 cylinders don't cut it for that duty.I even tried to tow a 21' camper with a small V-8 and my foot was mashed to the floor for most of the trip.I think the big SUV's are starting to get downsized a bit,like the GMC Envoy.Better milage through a better power to weight ratio,and still able to haul the family and the boat.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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