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Re: [RC] Commute - Hybrid Vehicles - Laney Humphrey

Hybrids sound fantastic but I've heard, probably on NPR, that there are straight gas vehicles that do almost as well. As I remember, the report said that it would take a very long time to pay back the higher purchase price of a hybrid when compared to these very efficient straight gas cars.


There are probably other stories too. Laney

Angie Fura wrote:
Hi Ridecamp - I need your help again. A few months ago, my husband and I relocated to a new home way out in the country. We did this so that I could have direct access to trails without having to trailer out. My husband's commute to work almost doubled; it went from 17 miles to 30 miles (and yes, I love him very much for making this sacrifice for me!). He is an office worker so he goes to work 5 days a week. We're looking into buying a hybrid car for him. Our current car gets about 20 MPH. We're very excited about the hybrid; it generally gets 60 MPH! But we have no experience with hybrids. I was shocked to learn that the Toyota Prius doesn't even have a transmission! Do any one you know of a website or any other resource that I can research these vehicles? If you have a personal experience with them, I would love to hear that too. Thanks for your help!

*Angie Fura *Co-Manager of the Trace Tribute www.tracetribute.com

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[RC] Commute - Hybrid Vehicles, Angie Fura