Skip to comments.Hybrid Owners Not Likely To Be Repeat Buyers
Posted on 05/14/2012 10:46:30 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
Most Hybrid Owners Choosing Not to Rebuy Hybrids - Many consumers are looking to fuel-efficient cars in order to find relief from todays high gasoline prices. And automakers have been paying attention there are now more fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles available than ever before. But when people who currently own a hybrid vehicle buy another car, theyre not buying another hybrid.
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My wife's '05 Trail Blazer is like that, bought new, it has always been that way. You have to release that button at exactly the right instance or start all over again and do it until you get it at the perfect instance.
I am not surprised.
Our Prius is pushing 250,000 miles. Best car we ever owned in terms of mileage, maintenance costs, and overall performance. I regularly use it to carry heavy loads. When the battery finally gives up, we’ll get another Prius.
Toyota claims to have never had a “dead” battery. The only replacements have been due o accidents.
Thanks for the tip... I will have to find an Audi diesel that: rides like a Cadillac and can accommodate my 6’5” hub. That last one is always the challenge.
We have a 2005 and a 2008 Prius. 2005 has 160K miles, the 2008 115K miles. The batteries are going strong, still fully charge (per the screen that shows this, which may or may not be totally accurate). We get between 45 and 50 MPG overall.
I don’t think any Prius batteries have had to be replaced except for accidents. Could be wrong on that.
Good cars. Never had any problems, except for the assumption that we are libs, which we can cure.
My ex-wife has had a Prius for about 3 years and swears by it. It’s actually a business car and her company is trying to take it from her and give her something else. She’s trying to buy it from them. I can’t say I’ve heard a lot of good stories about hybrids other than the Prius.
Q7 3.0 TDI
They’re pricey, though.
Supposedly we’ll soon see diesels here in the A6 and A8. He might fit, especially in the A8.
If you want MPGs, a regular Civic will get 39 mpg.
Hybrids don't get any better MPGs than that, in the real world.
I’d consider a several thousand dollar battery replacement cost during the useful lifetime of the car 7-10 years to be a deal killer for me. It would be the equivalent of an engine changeout cost.
I’m not saying hybrid owners are liberal, I just wouldn’t trust one (a hybrid)for the type of driving and distances I have to do. As for a totally all-electric car like the Volt, I wouldn’t even consider one for an instant.
Heated seats at -10F are very good. The moon roof can over and under shoot the properly seated and sealed position. Hard to get right when sitting still. Nearly impossible in motion.
Most of us don’t need a moon roof anymore as we outgrew doing that.
Oh man, that stinks! It’s not like limit switches are advanced technology or anything.
Is this a known issue on a lot of cars? Dig around in forums and tuner sites, someone out there may have a fix kit. You’d be amazed what people come up with.
I asked about the battery issue before I bought the first Prius. I have had no repair work done on either car, including no brake work with one car over 160K miles and the other over 115K miles. I suspect that batteries from wrecked Priuses are available now. In any event, the batteries are strong in both of the ones we have, well beyong the 100K mile warranty. I also suspect that the batteries don’t go all bad suddenly, but begin to lose their recharging power over time— like a cell phone. I may be corrected on that. But at 45-50MPG each, and at a purchase price of around $25K, it seems to be an all-around good deal to me.
Yep. Wait for the federal bailout for these brave, wise American SUCKERS.