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Platform is still stuck on RWD, but exhibits gains from eAssist, DI

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By CharonPDX on 4/6/2012 2:37:03 PM , Rating: 2
This really should be the no-brainer step for ALL gasoline/diesel vehicles. The incremental cost is negligible at high volumes, and even this slight improvement increases mileage (and decreases emissions) by a noticeable amount.

As for the "repair" claim, I'm curious where that comes from... Hybrids so far (according to Consumer Reports) are of higher-than-average reliability, with lower-than-average long term repair costs. TCO is debatable (by model - the Prius has shown to be a lower TCO than equivalent conventional gasoline cars, but only barely, and many other hybrid models are barely break-even at 100K miles,) but repair cost is effectively settled in hybrids' favor.

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