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Old 05-20-2009, 11:35 AM
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Jeremy Clarkson wrote about the Honda Insight. This the Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame, funny dude.
Looks like I won't be adding a Honda Insight to my shopping list. Great article, thanks for sharing.
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T.G. also worked the Prius really hard on the show. Basically no love lost on hybrids where Jeremy's concerned. I'm sure you can easily find the episodes on youtube.
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Jeremy Clarkson wrote about the Honda Insight. This the Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame, funny dude.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/dri...ffset=0&page=1
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yeah his comments on the Prius were pretty funny...
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That article is hilarious!

I feel like there should be some way for cars like that Vdub and Cruisers to live in Harmony. Maybe a type of HOV lane that is designated for smaller cars. Maybe even different lanes for different weighted vehicles (tiny, compact, SUV's, tractor trailers, etc). Either way, I'd probably take my chances and drive one of those, 235 mpg is flippin' sweet.
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I agree in a bit of segregation. I watched a Smart-for-2 trying to play on I-70 and it just looked like a disaster waiting to happen. But for a city car, it seems ideal. I'd love one if I could afford a house with a three car garage and another car payment. I saw the 3-door Yaris for the first time at the last club meeting. I'd consider that one as well for a city car. Once upon a time I owned an '84 Civic wagon (pre CRV) with a 1300 fourbanger and 1 bbl carberettor -- that car got 45 mpg. The trade off was that it climbed hills like a snail. Oh wait, so does my Hilux.

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That article is hilarious! I feel like there should be some way for cars like that Vdub and Cruisers to live in Harmony. Maybe a type of HOV lane that is designated for smaller cars. Maybe even different lanes for different weighted vehicles (tiny, compact, SUV's, tractor trailers, etc). Either way, I'd probably take my chances and drive one of those, 235 mpg is flippin' sweet.
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Where are diesel/electric hybrids?

Many of us have relatively short commutes than an electric car would be ideal for and if needed the diesel could be used to recharge the batteries...For longer drives, kick on the diesel

I don't know about the rest of you, but if Toyota made a diesel/electric 4Runner or Land Cruiser that I could commute in to work on electric power (45mph or less) yet also use it to drive up in the mountains, go off road with, and pull a popup camper, I'd be one of the first in line to check it out.
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I've been contemplating buying a Honda Fit for about a year now. Sure would be nice to cut back on the fuel bills from the 80. I don't really drive enough miles to justify it though.
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Yeah, a lot of folks used that reasoning to buy Priuses when gas was $4 (and there are more reasons than mpg to do that). It will be $4 again, for sure, but the breakeven point is WAY out there versus buying used small normal internal combustion cars.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:04 PM
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Yeah, I'd like to save money, but what I'd really like to do is make a hot rod Honda Fit. I think it would be a blast. They're fun to drive right off the lot, so you have something cool to start with. I miss owning a fast car.
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