[Vwdiesel] negative aspects of burning water

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Sep 22 00:17:40 PDT 2007

In a message dated 9/21/2007 9:06:35 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
jhsg at sasktel.net writes:

> Mileage results in 
> real world gas hybrids do not show returns to justify the added 
> complexity and service costs for the average owner.

  A friend of mine had a Civic hybrid.  The cat was going, which 
was a pretty high cost.  Then he did some checking online and 
found the battery pack was highly likely to fail soon as well at 
either half or double the cost of the cat (can't remember which 
was which).  All to the tune of $4k to $5k!  He decided to trade 
it in for a non hybrid Civic.  The difference?  2mpg less.  The 
electric was for aiding acceleration and deceleration.  Where it 
really counts but all for 2mpg?  Big whoop.

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