[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 88 . ---( the Hybrid questions )

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Jun 12 20:14:32 EDT 2004

> The hype about the Prius  is so powerful it has created a backlog of 
> orders.

  Haven't seem much hype about them.  Not much of anything at all other 
than a write-up or two.  My take on heavy demand is short sightedness 
overcome by the good performance/mileage specs and passenger room.  
Twice as many people as a Honda, not much less "real world" mileage and 
people don't tend to question how much a replacement battery will really 
cost in 5 years!
  The Honda is the one that irked me.  Claiming the highest passenger car 
mileage in the world @ 70mpg US.  Seems to me I've heard of a few 
Polo owners that get about that with a straight, non-proprietary VW with 
it's 3 cylinder TDI.  Most write-ups claim more like low to mid 40's as I 
recall, with the Honda.

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