Source: The Detroit News
quote: 2 - Honda hybrids have poor(er) fuel economy.
quote: Nobody is going to by a Hybrid that doesn't significantly improve fuel economy
quote: The fuel economy is "good enough".
quote: Nobody is going to by a Hybrid that doesn't significantly improve fuel economyRight which is why I see Lexus and BMW hybrids out there, even hybrid SUV's.
quote: The reason the Prius is the most popular hybrid is because it has the best fuel economy of a regular hybrid
quote: If you are buying a car for maximizing fuel economy why would you buy anything less than the best in your price range.
quote: Right which is why I see Lexus and BMW hybrids out there, even hybrid SUV's.
quote: I just hope that American automakers would come to their senses and get their acts together to compete in the next coming era of automotive revolution.
quote: I think people that are in the small to medium sized car market don't care what it looks like.
quote: then there's the rest who frankly, seem to ignore all technical facts about cars and buy SOLELY on the looks/styling/how the car makes them feel.
quote: I think people that are in the small to medium sized car market don't care what it looks like. I am not convinced that they can make a large car hybrid that performs like a Prius as far as gas mileage.
quote: On a side note my 2004 Prius has 300k+ miles on it and i have spent a total of $2000 outside of regular maintenance for its life so far and it still gets ~50mpg. Ford makes better cars than other American automakers but i am not convinced they could match the quality/value of the Prius.
quote: Since my trip, I haven't seen a gas station in 5 months!
quote: I will use the analogy of BMW. There are "hot rod" versions of most BMW models but the REGULAR model is unassuming, but, turns out a capable performer - but it's understated, it looks like a "regular car" or how you would expect a car to look.