6/8 Update from this article: A decade after the first Prius went on sale, Toyota's global sales of hybrid vehicles have hit a landmark 1 million, underlining the Japanese automaker's lead in "green" technology that has changed the face of the auto industry.

Toyota Motor Corp.'s cumulative sales of gas-and-electric-powered vehicles totaled 1.047 million as of the end of May. Of those, nearly 345,000 hybrids were sold in Japan, while 702,000 were sold abroad, the company said in a statement Thursday.

Matt hates hybrids.

Anyone have any real experience with one?

Heather comments at Matt's place and says:
I HAVE a hybrid. It's a beautiful 2003 Honda Civic, and I've been averaging 50 mpg around town in the summer, 45 in the winter. I LOVE my car. It's quiet, efficient, and I can easily get 600 miles on 12 gallons.

True, hybrids still use fuel, but not as much, and isn't that what our goal is? reducing our dependence in this intermediate stage while we find a better solution?
I just don't have the cash to spend now so that I can save later.


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  2. Yeah, I've got a '99 Tahoe...it's necessary right now for hauling all my paint supplies and my brother's transfer wheechair and a large dog. Looking into more economic vehicles. I keep my projects to a closer radius to my home now.

  3. It's not that I hate them as much as I think they are a letdown. I don't understand why I can't buy a car that gets 70, 80 or even 100 miles to the gallon. Why not?

    Hybrids get about as much mileage as a 20 year old Chevette. We're supposed to be excited about this?


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