Hybrid cars

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by susan6, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. susan6

    susan6 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking into buying a hybrid in the near future; thinking of either the Ford Fusion hybrid or Toyota Camry hybrid. I test drove the Fusion today and it seems pretty cool. Any current owners of hybrids with any advice? (Any sort of new car is going to be a big change from my current car....it has no computerized or touch screen anything, and so many of the new cars have voice activated high tech stuff....)
     
  2. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

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    We are about to buy one too. The Ford is slightly more expensive, but it's pretty similar. We are going to buy the Camry because I just don't fit in the Ford. :)

    You might also want to consider the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. Better warranty than any other company.
     
  3. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    I have a Camry Hybrid, that I bought in 2009. It was the mid-trim line, so it doesn't have that whole navigation system and so on. Toyota hybrids give you the most mileage boost in stop and go driving, and that's what I do for the most part. Other companies' may operate differently, so you can pick and choose according to the most typical driving for you.

    I got more than 40 mpg with it yesterday driving to and from my cousin's house in New Jersey, about a 125 mile trip. Typically in the stop and go driving that I do for work, I get 32 - 36 mpg, depending on exact conditions. I know a non-hybrid Camry would be lucky to get 22 mpg under the same conditions, so I'm happy. I really like Camrys and find them very comfortable, so the hybrid Camry was a good choice for me.

    Good luck!