Why do I keep hearing about hybrids that get less milage than my car?

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    I own a saturn SL1 which when running properly gets 39MPH highway and about 28 city.

    I keep hearing these hybrids advertised that only get about 33 highway, Whats so great about that?
     
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    probably they're SUV's, and thus have much greater passenger room, cargo capacity, and safety

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    actually no one was the a 2 door sedan but keep trying.
     
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    There is nothing great about it, unless you are making money from selling them.
    I'm waiting for an electric car.
     
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    Again, how hard is it to understand we save nothing by going electric? E;ectric is mostly made by oil products and coal.
     
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    But electricity could come from solar power and wind power......very easily.

    What if we took the $600 billion dollars a year we spend on foreign oil and invested it in alternative energy?

    Oh......wait......I forgot.......we can't do that......there are two former oil men in the White House.
     
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    Seriously.. why do you care... kudos on your 39 mph... granted I seriously doubt that...
     
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    Are you mentally deficient? There is no where in this country we could put up enough solar or wind units to generate our needed electric power. Add in even more demand when your dream of 300 million private vehicles go electric and we would be in rolling black outs every day.
     
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    I have trouble with the huge difference between highway and city, 39/28. Doesn't make sense.
     
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    Manual transmission? Exactly how many people use that any more and how many know how to use it right? Further , on the highway, gears would not be changing much at all so why does it matter if it is manual or automatic on the highway?

    My XL-7 is manual transmission and I generally get ( when it is tuned up and all fluids right) 20 miles to the gallon city and about 24 on the highway. It is a smallish SUV. Now my daughter drives it and probably gets a bit less mileage out of it cause she barely understands the gear concept.First months of her driving it we had to replace the clutch, and she got a good talking to by the mechanic. She doesn't do that wrong any more.
     

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