Hybrid Station Wagons

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy & Emissions' started by wagonmaster, May 31, 2008.

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Would you buy a hybrid station Wagon?

  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  2. No

    20 vote(s)
    60.6%
  3. Maybe

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    After I wrote this thread, I wanted to find more info on the Prius... and found some Prius wagon pictures! Looks like the next generation of the Prius will be available as a wagon! So would you get one? After seeing how much a new one costs, Ill pass for now.

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  2. Stormin' Norman

    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    Those things have payback periods ranging from 6.37 years to 10.9 years! If they stop building and selling the luxury gas-hogs, it might bring the payback period down to 4 years. That won't happen. I'll just tweak mine to 40 MPG, thank you very much.
     
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    the Rev senior junior Charter Member

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    I'll vote a "maybe"....based on the chances that they make a ....
    ....2010 Pinto woodie with chrome bumpers and it doesnt look like a Half used bar of Soap...:naughty:

    cuz thats gonna happen...:rofl2:
     
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    The Prius was actually my dream car before I got my Country Squire. If I had enough money to buy a wagon version of the Prius without financing, I would probably get it, but still keep my Country Squire. For now I'm just looking into ways to increase mileage on my current car. :hmmm:
     
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    What, you gonna get out and push the last 15 miles? :slap: :rednose:
     
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    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    I'll put a sail on the roof! It's prairie country in the North American wind tunnel!:evilsmile::biglaugh:
     
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    Top Gear is THE best Car show on TV and they had a test, Prius vs 414php BMW M3



    Bottom line, its not what you drive, its how you drive it. Don't buy into these econo sh*tboxes, change your driving habits.
     
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    I have absolutely ZERO interest in Hybrids.
     
  9. Stormin' Norman

    Stormin' Norman Well-Known Member

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    I see them as transfering the energy/fuel bill to the house/apartment, and most aren't ready for that demand on their wiring or their pocket. It does take the advantage away from the oil shieks though. Blue-eyed and others.
     
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    I have no interest in Hybrids, or anything without a Carburetor on it. I'll stick with vehicles that are over 20 years old and that I can work on.
     
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    I have no plans to buy a new vehcile anytime soon so I would have to say no. If money wasn't an object I would like to have a classic wagon hybrid siimilar to neil Young's Lincvolt .
     
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    Harry Clamshell Well-Known Member Charter Member

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    My Wagon IS a hybrid; it burns gas AND rubber :rofl:
     
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    Anything that would generate station wagon popularity, would be good in my opinion. A hybrid wagon would be a good product for those like me who think the Prius is dumb looking and the idea of a hybrid SUV, is kind of an oxymoron.
     
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    I'm happy with old tech. V8's, pushrods, rear wheel drive, drum brakes out back, driveshafts, coil or leaf springs, full frames, and big heavy automatics. Wife's 2000 Durango has no trouble returning 18-19mpg in a boxy SUV. That 318 EFI engine and 42RE transmission would go far repowering a B-body Fury or Monaco wagon. In fact that's on my back burner list of things to look for. A Crestwood or Fury Suburban with no m/t on wecrash combined with a rollover victim 99-00 Durango or Dakota would make a heck of a swap project. I can't imagine getting less than 20-22mpg mixed. Then make my money back stripping the truck and have a free wagon with a clean newer powerplant. The hardest part will be modding the crossmember and trans tunnel to fit the fat overdrive unit.
     
  15. Steve-E-D

    Steve-E-D Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't agree more.

    I see hybrids as a way of making people feel better about continuing to burn petroleum. Most of them don't sport MPG numbers that are all that impressive compared to many European non-hybrids.
     

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