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Old 03-07-2007, 03:41 PM
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In the market for a hybrid Escape or Civic. Just trying to do my little part in helping save the world!
 
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:01 PM
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Welcome!

I have the Civic HCH2, and it's a pretty great little car. I get 43-49 MPG, most of my driving is on a 35-mile (one way) daily commute. Purely ON the commute, I can often log a 50+MPG trip. My tank MPGs always falter into the mid-to-high 40s with some local traffic or the inevitable short trips. Most people in the Escape/Mariner hybrids get 27-32MPG (I think that's about right). Great for a decent-sized SUV, and consideralby better than my non-hybrid V6 Mazda Tribute's MPG!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by D_Town View Post
In the market for a hybrid Escape or Civic.
Hi and welcome.

One quick question....The Civic and the Escape are not even close to being in the same class, why have you narrowed your choices to those two?
 
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by lakedude View Post
Hi and welcome.

One quick question....The Civic and the Escape are not even close to being in the same class, why have you narrowed your choices to those two?
lol. I know right! totally different!

Well, I love the mpg average of the civic. I like its sportiness. But its still a little smaller than i would really want.

Ive always liked Escapes (SUVs, but never owned an SUV) and have already owned a few small cars (saturn, contour, geo). Once i found out I could have an Escape and not jack up the enviroment as bad,i was hooked on the idea of getting one, even if it cost a bit more to have it. The gas thing is a part of what kept me from getting on b4.

But im stuck, cause i can use even less gas with the civic...but i been wanting an escape ever since they were invented! lol
 
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:32 PM
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Welcome!

We have 2 HCH - HCH1 and HCH2 and just added a 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid to the mix. It is a great car and we love driving all of them, especially the Escape in "Electric Mode".
 
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:43 PM
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Now is a great time to buy because gas is at a winter low. Lately gas prices have spiked in the summer raising hybrid demand and prices. You can get a Prius with no waiting and maybe even a discount for the first time in years, if you hurry and buy before Summer. Hybrid demand (and therefore price) is strongly linked to gas prices.

They say that the bugs have been ironed out of Honda's belt and pulley CVT but until they are proven reliable in the long term my money might lean twards a HSD equiped vehicle like the Escape or Prius.
 
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I've been neglecting my duties it seems. Anyway, a late hello and welcome. Feel free to chime in on the Michigan Roll Call as well.
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