I love these kinds of reports.
Proves the hybrids is nothing but hype.
All your doing when buying one is supporting an idea and R&D. Your not doing a damn thing to “save the planet” or much else.
Hyrbrids are going to be nothing but a transitional footnote in automotive history. Mark my words.
My understanding is the service life of 100K for Prius and other hybrids has been largely discredited. The battery packs last for 150k at least, then cost only a few thousand or so to replace.
‘Even if gas prices hit $5 per gallon, I’ll still love my
Same opinion here. I LOVE my H2. Its simply the best handling, best riding MACHINE I’ve ever owned.
I’ve driven it to upstate New York, and down to Lake Whitney in Texas. There is no vehicle I’ve found (and I’ve owned every American SUV type vehicle there is excluding Jeep products) thats better for long distance driving, comfort, or reliability - which is a direct contrast to Consumer Reports ‘ratings’ which after reading I’ve realized is politically based. (It has to be, I own one and none of the ‘negatives’ they cite have come up at all).
Its a lease, better tax wise for us, but even with the increased fuel costs since I got it (2005) I’m still leaning towards a new H2, as opposed to the H3.
‘Like Nothing Else’ is the single most accurate marketing slogan I’ve ever personally experienced, in short.
Actually, the Prius does have a 100k service life - before the batteries need to be replaced. Once you have to plunk down a cool 5k for a new battery pack, I think the dollars/mile comparison gets even worse for Toyota.
Why is that "unfair?" You'd need two Prii (?) to travel the same total distance. It is too fair.
Yes, the Hummers are cleaner...because 99% of them are parked!
The REAL problem with all these hybrids is the batteries. Its tough to find something more toxic and hard to properly dispose of than a battery. When all these “green” hybrids reach end-of-life, it’s going to be an environmental nightmare. Seriously. (And this is coming from someone who thinks most claims of impending environmental disaster are hogwash.)
Once again, feeling-based libs are doing FAR more harm than good. Ironic and typical. Sigh.
Hence, my pinging of Laz. He always gets the job done.
Fair? What's unfair about it? Do you, dear author, claim that all vehicles have the same service life?
The fact that the Hummer will last twice as long, in miles, as the Prius is precisely the issue!
This looks like the Liberal definition of the word "fair". def: The comparison is fair when my views are vindicated.