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idiosyncratic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-04 12:34 PM
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26. Welcome to DU ChicagoBlue. I want a hybrid too!
I couldn't afford one in 2003, but I got the Toyota Matrix and on a recent highway trip, I got 38 MPG on one tankful. (I think there was a tailwind during that 300 miles.)
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  -What's so great about a hybrid gas/battery car? HypnoToad  Dec-16-04 08:02 PM   #0 
  - nothing  IronLionZion   Dec-16-04 08:03 PM   #1 
  - you expect people to hoist a sail out the sunroof?  yorgatron   Dec-16-04 08:14 PM   #2 
     - I expect people to start running cross country  IronLionZion   Dec-16-04 08:17 PM   #4 
  - Because the aerodynamics would go to crap  tridim   Dec-16-04 08:16 PM   #3 
  - The wind-device could be behind the radiator or  FlaGranny   Dec-19-04 08:36 AM   #64 
  - When you decelerate or brake, you're creating energy  PurityOfEssence   Dec-16-04 08:18 PM   #5 
  - "creating energy"  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-16-04 08:47 PM   #7 
  - The actual statement was:  Sinistrous   Dec-16-04 09:04 PM   #9 
  - getting steamed  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-16-04 09:08 PM   #10 
  - You're getting the energy from gravity  DjTj   Dec-16-04 09:13 PM   #11 
     - Trading Potential Energy for Kinetic Energy  Poor Richard Lex   Dec-16-04 09:40 PM   #16 
  - energy cannot be created, nor destroyed  AngryAmish   Dec-19-04 10:58 AM   #68 
  - Okay, "availing oneself of otherwise wasted energy"  PurityOfEssence   Dec-16-04 09:14 PM   #12 
  - I should have said something like "harnessing otherwise wasted energy".  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-16-04 09:37 PM   #15 
  - however  taught_me_patience   Dec-17-04 01:03 PM   #29 
  - 50.3 here!  ChicagoBlue   Dec-16-04 09:30 PM   #13 
  - Horrible stop-and-start freeway driving gives the best mileage  PurityOfEssence   Dec-16-04 10:05 PM   #18 
  - Hi ChicagoBlue !  laheina   Dec-16-04 11:30 PM   #20 
  - Welcome to DU ChicagoBlue. I want a hybrid too!  idiosyncratic   Dec-17-04 12:34 PM   #26 
  - I'd love one, but I can't afford it and I own my current one.  Ms_Mary   Dec-19-04 10:47 AM   #67 
  - What tax deduction did you get for your hybrid?  catzies   Dec-17-04 01:43 PM   #34 
  - I'm hankering for either a hybrid Escape or Highlander...  Debbi801   Dec-17-04 02:19 PM   #39 
  - Sold my SUV and got a Prius back in '02  kostya   Dec-17-04 03:59 PM   #47 
  - Hi ChicagoBlue!!  newyawker99   Dec-19-04 08:14 AM   #63 
  - Plus, I know with our 2004 Prius...  Debbi801   Dec-17-04 02:12 PM   #36 
  - "creating energy"  Fescue4u   Dec-17-04 02:39 PM   #42 
  - Only A GOP Accountant Could Get The Energy Balance In The Black  loindelrio   Dec-16-04 08:20 PM   #6 
  - I don't think I can top that.  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-16-04 08:48 PM   #8 
  - Who said it was in the black?  PurityOfEssence   Dec-16-04 09:34 PM   #14 
     - What In The Hell Are You Talking About?  loindelrio   Dec-16-04 11:13 PM   #19 
        - Chill out yourself  PurityOfEssence   Dec-17-04 05:47 PM   #57 
           - Whatever Elvis  loindelrio   Dec-17-04 07:29 PM   #60 
  - Well, 52 MPG in summer is nice, and 45 in winter's not too bad either  hatrack   Dec-16-04 09:42 PM   #17 
  - Wouldn't there be no net gain of fuel efficiency?  NickB79   Dec-17-04 02:46 AM   #21 
  - With all due respect there is no such thing as a free ride  Ironpost   Dec-17-04 03:02 AM   #22 
  - lol! good one!  InvisibleBallots   Dec-17-04 03:18 AM   #23 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-17-04 03:48 AM   #24 
  - I'm surprised that we're not driving solar powered flying cars.  B Calm   Dec-17-04 07:25 AM   #25 
  - I'm still waiting for the magical hydrogen cars that Bush promised us.  MsAnthropy   Dec-17-04 12:37 PM   #27 
  - Energy loss due to drag would exceed the energy gained from the turbine  Xithras   Dec-17-04 12:51 PM   #28 
  - Interesting study by TxDOT  TX-RAT   Dec-17-04 01:16 PM   #30 
  - Thank you for mentioning that study  cally   Dec-17-04 05:03 PM   #55 
  - Animal travel is not "pollution free"  IanDB1   Dec-17-04 02:20 PM   #41 
  - This whole thread is silly  Royal Observer   Dec-17-04 01:22 PM   #31 
  - It shouldn't be about recouping the extra investment.  idiosyncratic   Dec-17-04 02:07 PM   #35 
  - I still say  Royal Observer   Dec-17-04 03:24 PM   #45 
     - Didn't you ever see "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"  AngryAmish   Dec-19-04 11:02 AM   #69 
  - You'd recoup that extra cost at about 85000 miles  fishwax   Dec-19-04 10:44 AM   #66 
  - I take it physics isn't your strong suit.  Wonk   Dec-17-04 01:26 PM   #32 
  - Energy cannot be created (or destroyed)...  Zenaholic   Dec-17-04 01:36 PM   #33 
  - I agree about the mileage. I have a VW Golf TDI that gets 55mpg  Ron_Green   Dec-17-04 02:39 PM   #43 
     - But how do you deal with the price of diesel?  kostya   Dec-17-04 04:01 PM   #48 
        - Diesel fuel here is about the same price as premium gasoline, and as long  Ron_Green   Dec-17-04 04:30 PM   #50 
           - You have an OR avatar. Last time I looked out the car window  kostya   Dec-17-04 04:54 PM   #52 
              - It's about the same as premium here on the coast. Maybe 2 cents more.  Ron_Green   Dec-17-04 04:59 PM   #54 
  - Hoo boy.  prof_science   Dec-17-04 02:17 PM   #37 
  - The laws of Thermodynamics  IanDB1   Dec-17-04 02:18 PM   #38 
  - Thermodynamics is just a theory.  mahatmakanejeeves   Dec-17-04 03:59 PM   #46 
     - Hey! That's a great idea!  PurityOfEssence   Dec-17-04 05:53 PM   #58 
  - I don't want to get into a scientific argument...  BeeBee   Dec-17-04 02:20 PM   #40 
  - 48 Miles Per Gallon  spanone   Dec-17-04 03:12 PM   #44 
  - You are joking, right?  lectrobyte   Dec-17-04 04:27 PM   #49 
  - It's worse than that, I think. The way I read the original post what he  Wonk   Dec-17-04 04:37 PM   #51 
     - Yes, it's stupid beyond belief.  DrWeird   Dec-17-04 04:58 PM   #53 
        - I third the vote for complete idiocy  Forkboy   Dec-17-04 05:07 PM   #56 
        - Oh yeah, right, he used to use "thermodynamic" as his user name here.  Wonk   Dec-17-04 07:42 PM   #61 
  - Let's power one with bullshit! Your "idea" could fuel a large fleet.  retread   Dec-17-04 06:06 PM   #59 
  - kick, for comedic value  Wonk   Dec-18-04 06:10 PM   #62 
  - Nikola Tesla worked on an electric car.........  HuskiesHowls   Dec-19-04 10:20 AM   #65 
 

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