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Old 07-25-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hybrids Don't Save Money?

Just read some interesting stats:
  • Toyota Prius drivers get 50% more traffic violations than the average driver.
  • Collision costs with hybrids are about 17% higher than average.--And generally more expensive to repair.
  • For 2006 hybrid models, insurer costs were 75% higher than average.

Also, people who own hybrids, on average, drive 25% more.

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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What kind of traffic violations are we talking about here?
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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Also, the average fuel consumption isn't all that great either.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:29 PM   #4
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It just says moving violations in general. Not sure what that means.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:51 PM   #5
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For the price of a hybrid I could get a decent used car with enough money left for petrol to run for a few years. Won't lose much in depreciation as well and if I convert to LPG it'll be even cheaper and pollute less.
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For the price of a hybrid I could get a decent used car with enough money left for petrol to run for a few years. Won't lose much in depreciation as well and if I convert to LPG it'll be even cheaper and pollute less.
How much does an LPG conversion generally cost?
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:07 PM   #7
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How much does an LPG conversion generally cost?
About 1,500 to 2,000 here usually...
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