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View Poll Results: Do you know someone who bought an eco-friendly vehicle soley to help the enviorment
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:50 PM   #1
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With the govt. stepping in and raising emissions standards, because we ALL KNOW the govt hears our screams for cleaner running autos , despite the additional cost to us, the consumer I would like to know how many of you KNOW SOMEONE that bought their last car soley on the desire to have a more enviormentally friendly vehicle.
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yes, my boss owns a hybrid toyota highlander
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yes, my boss owns a hybrid toyota highlander
id he/she buy it for the gas milage, or because of the low emissions output?
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probably for the gas mileage i gues
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Guy i work with bought his for the mileage. The environment thing was an added bonus
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The only people that I know that bought a hybrid was to be able to use the HOV express lanes.
They are now getting fazed out and will have to have three to ride like everyone else
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Neighbor bought a Vue Green line for the enviromental help and MPGs.
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I do not know anyone that has done that.

Also, myself, I will not do that. I am sorry, hate me if you want, but I will never buy a prius or some hybrid just to get better mileage to "save the enviroment". No, I won't go out and buy a Suburban to haul only myself, but I can't drive a car that I don't find apealing. I had a hard enough time driving my 1995 Monte Carlo, and I will take that any day before I ever buy some dorky little boring no option no power car that will save the enviroment.

I look more for style, power, and options rather then gas mileage and a 0 - 60 time of 5.3 minutes. Yes, I do realize that some hybrids DO have more power overall and somewhat better acceleration then the regular gas versions, however, I still don't really care for the styling of those cars.

Better mileage?? sorry, but I think that there are more important things to consider then just mileage when buying a car.
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Actually 1 out of 5. One because she has always been eco and health conscious. One because of mpg, but it only semi worked out for him because he had the wrong mix of stop-and-go and highway. The other 3, so they could say they have a hybrid in their stable.

Sorry, don't mean to sound skeptical, but in some circles, a highticket hybrid is the new gotta-have trophy.

I still argue that if everybody in the US did the BC Best Practices tune-up, we would cut 10-15% off of the national gas bill and emissions output in the first month.
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I do not know anyone that has done that.

Also, myself, I will not do that. I am sorry, hate me if you want, but I will never buy a prius or some hybrid just to get better mileage to "save the enviroment". No, I won't go out and buy a Suburban to haul only myself, but I can't drive a car that I don't find apealing. I had a hard enough time driving my 1995 Monte Carlo, and I will take that any day before I ever buy some dorky little boring no option no power car that will save the enviroment.

I look more for style, power, and options rather then gas mileage and a 0 - 60 time of 5.3 minutes. Yes, I do realize that some hybrids DO have more power overall and somewhat better acceleration then the regular gas versions, however, I still don't really care for the styling of those cars.

Better mileage?? sorry, but I think that there are more important things to consider then just mileage when buying a car.
You basically said everything I would have said, well written
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