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Old 17 Apr 2006, 03:03 pm
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I just heard a news report on the radio indicating that Honda Inc.
indicated that they are not selling as many Hybrid Accords as
they expected to sell. As a result, they will cut back on their
production of Hybrid Accords.

I believe there are two reasons:

1. Most people did not want to pay the extra costs related
to buying a Hybrid Accord.

2. The Hybrid Accord does NOT look like a Hybrid car.
Those people that want to impress their friends and Co-workers
with a Hybrid vehicle would prefer the Toyota Prius since
it looks like a Hybrid. I already know that there are other
reasons that people prefer the Prius--such as the design
of the car.

What's your opinion on this subject?
Jason

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 03:45 pm
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Default Re: News Report re: Hybrid Accords

With regular gas having just edged above $3/gallon where I live, my opinion
is that car buyers are idiots. A guy up the street has two Hummers in his
driveway. TWO! And two large SUVs in his garage, as well.

Where I live, the Honda dealers *never* have any hybrids in stock. There
have been waiting lists ever since before the first hybrids arrived at the
dealership. You can't even test drive them -- there are NONE available.

So, if there is surplus supply somewhere, they really ought to be shipping
the unsold vehicles to places where demand exceeds supply.

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 03:51 pm
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"Xxxxx" <Not_gonna_give@all.com> wrote in message
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> With regular gas having just edged above $3/gallon where I live, my
> opinion is that car buyers are idiots. A guy up the street has two Hummers
> in his driveway. TWO! And two large SUVs in his garage, as well.


That's probably because the two Hummers won't fit in the garage <g>.




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Old 17 Apr 2006, 04:32 pm
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> I just heard a news report on the radio indicating that Honda Inc.
> indicated that they are not selling as many Hybrid Accords as
> they expected to sell. As a result, they will cut back on their
> production of Hybrid Accords.


The Accord Hybrid is not a real hybrid. It is a V6 with a small
electric assist motor that can add 2 or 3 mpg at most. And
that is probably on a good day.

Honda should have built this vehicle with the I4 motor and just
made it a bigger version of the Civic Hybrid. Instead, they
made an expensive hotrod (0 to 60 mph in 6 sec!).

Real hybrids have electric motors that can drive the vehicles
by themselves and electric A/C, electric power steering.

Lynn


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Old 17 Apr 2006, 04:56 pm
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In what way does a Prius LOOK like a hybrid???
"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> I just heard a news report on the radio indicating that Honda Inc.
> indicated that they are not selling as many Hybrid Accords as
> they expected to sell. As a result, they will cut back on their
> production of Hybrid Accords.
>
> I believe there are two reasons:
>
> 1. Most people did not want to pay the extra costs related
> to buying a Hybrid Accord.
>
> 2. The Hybrid Accord does NOT look like a Hybrid car.
> Those people that want to impress their friends and Co-workers
> with a Hybrid vehicle would prefer the Toyota Prius since
> it looks like a Hybrid. I already know that there are other
> reasons that people prefer the Prius--such as the design
> of the car.
>
> What's your opinion on this subject?
> Jason
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 05:32 pm
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On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:56:56 -0400, "Grahame"
<grahame.news@sympatico.ca> wrote:

>In what way does a Prius LOOK like a hybrid???


Well, it's got that thing on the back that says "Hybrid Synergy
Drive." That's gotta be at least 3 by 5 centimeters. You can read it
from at least a couple of meters away.

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 06:00 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, jason@nospam.com (Jason) said:

> Those people that want to impress their friends and Co-workers
> with a Hybrid vehicle would prefer the Toyota Prius since
> it looks like a Hybrid.


What does a Hybrid "look like"..? Why should it look any different than
an ordinary car..?

Honda's original Hybrid looked so odd, it's no wonder they couldn't sell
them.

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Old 17 Apr 2006, 06:30 pm
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In article <kiT0g.726$DR6.66499@news20.bellglobal.com>, "Grahame"
<grahame.news@sympatico.ca> wrote:

> In what way does a Prius LOOK like a hybrid???
> "Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:jason-1704061203590001@66-52-22-98.lsan.pw-dia.impulse.net...



The Honda Accord Hybrid looks like an Accord.
The Honda Civic Hybrid looks like a Civic.
The Toyota Prius is unique--it does not look like any other car.
When almost anyone looks at a Toyota Prius--they know
that it's a Toyota Prius Hybrid car.
The reason the Honda Insight Hybrid was not popular is
because of the poor design and the lack of power.
The Prius has much more power and has a better design
than the Honda Insight.






> I just heard a news report on the radio indicating that Honda Inc.
> > indicated that they are not selling as many Hybrid Accords as
> > they expected to sell. As a result, they will cut back on their
> > production of Hybrid Accords.
> >
> > I believe there are two reasons:
> >
> > 1. Most people did not want to pay the extra costs related
> > to buying a Hybrid Accord.
> >
> > 2. The Hybrid Accord does NOT look like a Hybrid car.
> > Those people that want to impress their friends and Co-workers
> > with a Hybrid vehicle would prefer the Toyota Prius since
> > it looks like a Hybrid. I already know that there are other
> > reasons that people prefer the Prius--such as the design
> > of the car.
> >
> > What's your opinion on this subject?
> > Jason
> >
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 09:35 pm
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"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> The Honda Accord Hybrid looks like an Accord.
> The Honda Civic Hybrid looks like a Civic.
> The Toyota Prius is unique--it does not look like any other car.
> When almost anyone looks at a Toyota Prius--they know
> that it's a Toyota Prius Hybrid car.


That is certainly true of the 2004-current Prius, but the 2001-2003 Prius is
hard to tell apart from the 4-door Ford Focus Sedan. Some Focus cars don't
have the rear spoiler, the Prius has a battery vent on the left "C" pillar,
and the logos are different. The color options have some overlap, but there
are different colors available between the two. That's about it.

Mike


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Old 17 Apr 2006, 10:47 pm
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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> "Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:jason-1704061530090001@66-52-22-51.lsan.pw-dia.impulse.net...
>> The Honda Accord Hybrid looks like an Accord.
>> The Honda Civic Hybrid looks like a Civic.
>> The Toyota Prius is unique--it does not look like any other car.
>> When almost anyone looks at a Toyota Prius--they know
>> that it's a Toyota Prius Hybrid car.

>
> That is certainly true of the 2004-current Prius, but the 2001-2003
> Prius is hard to tell apart from the 4-door Ford Focus Sedan. Some
> Focus cars don't have the rear spoiler, the Prius has a battery vent
> on the left "C" pillar, and the logos are different. The color options
> have some overlap, but there are different colors available between
> the two. That's about it.
>
> Mike
>
>
>


It seems that hybrids are not getting the advertised mileage,because people
drive differently than they anticipated,the cost of a hybrid is
significantly higher than a normal auto,for a couple of reasons for low
sales.

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