Only 35% Hybrid owners buy another one

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    According to ABC news a survey by the auto research group "Polk" among 75,000 Hybrid buyers it seems that only 35% bought hybrids again. "Prius" owners accounted for half of the hybrid owners at one time but loyalty dropped off by 75 %. The truth is that you just don't see the things running around town anymore. Are they all laid up with battery problems? You can't just put a used Hybrid battery in a Walmart shopping cart and lay down 60 bucks for an exchange. You need a squad of mechanics and a fork lift to move the haz-mat monster.
     
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    Why would you buy another hybrid when you already have one?
     
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    I dont own one but a friend does and tells me the battery replacement is covered under the warrantee up to 150.00 thou mls
    should i care how many mechanics it takes and how much it costs if im not paying ?
     
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    I'm on my 3rd hybrid, and no battery problems yet. Obviously I don't fall into the "won't buy another" category. So far, the one with the biggest battery (Volt) has been the best of the bunch. First GM product I've ever owned as well.
     
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    why would you buy one in the first place?
     
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    I was just going to ask that! :lol:
     
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    How do you like your Volt?

    And how nice is the interior?
     
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    That's a stupid question. Fitting that you asked it.
     
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    Why would you buy one in the first place?
    I would argue with you but I don't want to be dragged down into the idiot zone where you'd kick my ass
    with your experience. So just check out this article, then ask again "Why would you buy one in the first
    place?" --- unless you think it makes you look to stupid.


    Chevrolet Volt Saves Supertanker of Gas


    Grant Kenney
    Thursday, 17 May 2012


    Just how much fuel have Chevrolet Volt owners collectively saved since the Volt went on sale? Enough to fill one supertanker, or 2.1 million gallons of gasoline, which equates to more than $8 million in combined fuel savings. That’s thanks to the more than 40 million miles those drivers have traveled on electricity.

    Volt drivers spend 60% of their time driving electrically, but utilize the gasoline range extender when they need to travel further than the 35-40 miles they can get on a single charge. You might be thinking, “That’s pretty cool, but what does it all mean?” Well, to break it down for you…

    40 Million Total Electric Miles (EV) driven equivalent to:
    • 16,373 trips across the United States (2,443 miles from New York to Los Angeles)
    • 1,606 trips around the Earth (24,901 miles each)
    • 167 trips to the Moon (238,657 miles each)

    2,130,000 Gallons of Gas Saved equivalent to:
    • 50,714 barrels of gas saved (42 gallons of gas per barrel)
    • $8,000,000 saved at the gas pump (based on $3.80/gallon of gas)
    • 387 U.S. semi-truck tankers of gas saved (5,500 gallons of gas each)
    • One supertanker of gas saved (2 million gallons of gas)
    Chevrolet recently introduced a rolling ticker on its website that showcases real-time daily driving statistics for Volt owners based on OnStar data.The ticker shows total number of miles driven, electric miles driven and gallons of gas saved.





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