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Old 04-14-2008, 07:27 PM
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I want one of these:

http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/

Clean design, too.
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I'd much rather have the Accord diesel. Have fun looking for a hydrogen station.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:21 PM
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Good luck finding an accord diesel.

Unless you want to import euro goodness... in which case a new Mondeo would be a better choice...
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:39 PM
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Good luck finding an accord diesel.

Unless you want to import euro goodness... in which case a new Mondeo would be a better choice...
You should be able to buy one here next fall. If so we will own one.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:49 PM
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That is quite a blanket statement. Was that on the internet or did you read it in a bathroom stall somewhere?
It always takes less energy to keep a car on the road for 25 years than to make a new replacement every 3-5 years.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:54 PM
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I want one of these:

http://automobiles.honda.com/fcx-clarity/

Clean design, too.
Then you'll need to move to California and reside in the Torrance, Santa Monica or Irvine areas. Plus you'll also need to meet additional qualification criteria to be eligible to take an FCX Clarity home, and shell out $600/mo for a 3 year lease.
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It always takes less energy to keep a car on the road for 25 years than to make a new replacement every 3-5 years.
I agree, but certainly there are variables.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:05 PM
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I agree, but certainly there are variables.
Yeah, like the difference of variables between a Honda and a Hyundai.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:16 PM
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Bah... my 9,000 pound truck gets 1600 miles on a fill up...




Course it takes near 85 gallons to fill her up...
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:23 PM
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Nearly 19 mpg's isn't bad for a 9000# truck.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:57 PM
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Yep. Its actually hella good really. Particularly when you consider it has 4.10 rear end. But the only way I get it is to stick to a steady 65 mph. If I go over that it sinks like a rock... And of course thats not towing anything real bigger than that trailer there. When I tow the Camper (flat front and 7500 pounds) it drops to 15 or less.
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Camry hybrid gets better than that!

The Camry hybrid gets 40 city/38 hwy. The hybrids get better mileage in the city because it's using the electric motor, uses gas on the hwy.

It's a great start. Hopefully they'll get the hybrids to where they really give more from the electric motor.

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:37 AM
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The Camry hybrid gets 40 city/38 hwy.
Which is worse than any normal VW TDI. Make a hybrid TDI and it would walk all over the Camry's low economy.
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The Camry hybrid gets 40 city/38 hwy. The hybrids get better mileage in the city because it's using the electric motor, uses gas on the hwy.

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Um, I just checked the EPA site and the window sticker on the Camry Hybrid is 33 city, 34 highway. Don't know what it delivers real world. My Prius driving friends generally report low 40s around town, high 30s highway.

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Old 04-15-2008, 11:03 AM
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Um, I just checked the EPA site and the window sticker on the Camry Hybrid is 33 city, 34 highway...- JimY
Heck... my old 83 300D gets almost that now. 27 and 30. I could take a cutting torch to it and probably reduce it weight and maybe achieve that. Thats a 25 year old car! Didn't the old Rabbit Diesel do better than that with old technology?
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