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Old 11-02-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Hybrid recommendation

Hey guys,

So i never thought i would come to this decision, let alone have it cross my mind...but after alot of thought i feel its right for me to trade in the ol' Taco.
My reasons being:
1. getting 14 mpg as a college student blows and when i want to go places I don't want gas tying me down.
2. I make people who don't use trucks a trucks and now since going off to school my truck has became your regular mall crawler.
3. I can always have a truck again when i'm older, have a more stable income and it makes more sense.

The advice i'm looking for is on hybrid's. I'm in between a toyota prius, Honda insight and a Honda civic hybrid. I'm pretty st on these three but ultimatlely i want the one that would be best for traveling (what i love to do) and nicest on my pocketbook in the long run. Let me know what you guys think!

And i don't need any crap, it already saddens me enough to do this and i trust your guys opinion enough to ask so help a brotha out
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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Not againest hybrids....

Get yourself an older / used Civic or Camry (econo car) and run that until it dies. It'll save you money up front buying used and it'll just be easier to maintain and fix.

When I think of hybrids....I think of the cost to buy a NEW one would defeat the purpose of saving money on gas. Buying a used one would personally scare me - out of warrantee and I wouldn't be familiar on how to maintain it or fix it.
Not that you couldn't learn........... Just the extra headaches I'd personally want to avoid.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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VW TDI.

http://youtu.be/JXK63kvUi6U

http://youtu.be/6xYZu1wy-lM

Enough said.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:27 AM   #4
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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I suggest an Elantra or Golf diesel over a hybrid.

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:31 AM   #6
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my wife and daughter have turbo VWs (gas not diesel) good, safe cars, and move like a scared cat if needed.Can be had for a good price used.

Hybrids scare me too
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Well, I can tell you my personal hybrid experience:

  • Bought a 99 Tacoma TRD back in the day
  • Loved it for almost 10 years
  • Put on 125k miles
  • Tranny went out
  • Gas was $5 a gallon
  • Traded in for Camry Hybrid
  • Loved it for 2 months
  • Hated it everyday after (cept for heated seats in the winter)
  • Traded it in just over a year later at a $3k loss to get into my 10 Taco
  • Happy again ...
Just saying ... gas goes up and down, but a truck is a truck - drive what you like ...
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