Skip to comments.Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage
Posted on 06/11/2007 7:45:55 PM PDT by Valin
Interesting news coming out of the Central Connecticut State University paper:
The Toyota Prius has become the flagship car for those in our society so environmentally conscious that they are willing to spend a premium to show the world how much they care. Unfortunately for them, their ultimate green car is the source of some of the worst pollution in North America; it takes more combined energy per Prius to produce than a Hummer.
... When you pool together all the combined energy it takes to drive and build a Toyota Prius, the flagship car of energy fanatics, it takes almost 50 percent more energy than a Hummer - the Priuss arch nemesis.
As the saying goes, for every positive action there is a negative reaction. The only problem is that many just look at the glitzy picture and won’t see the storm cloud on the horizon.
Air Conditioning Reduces Hybrid Fuel Economy
We bought a Prius last summer. I was tired of buying so much gas and putting money in the pockets of chavez and other countries that hate the USA. We always bought American cars until 2000. We took decent care of them, but never had one that didn’t require major repair by about 80,000 mile. I asked a towtruck driver that was towing in my
buick what kind of car to buy that would last, and he said “buy a Toyota, they’re bulletproof”. We did, and that car has 110,000 on it now, with never!! a problem. I checked the repair records for the Prius and it is very good. And besides, some old guy hanging around down at the local Walmart said his son just traded in his Prius after 5 yrs for a new one and his old one had 300,000 miles on it. So beat up on the Prius as much as you like, I like mine and it gets 45 MPG in town and 55 MPG on the highway and it has all the comforts of my minivan. We are retired and live in a rural area so we don’t need a Hummer to tool around in, but I don’t mind that you have one. So please don’t run over us with it, you may be crushing a fellow conservative freeper.
Doesn't that mean "flacid penis" in Greek?
I'd rather have a '71 Camaro SS, which would give me a "Priapism".
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