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    Why don't people like Hybrid cars?

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    I was talking to someone today who was opposed to buy a hybrid car.

    I asked her why and she said that when people get into accidents, it's extremely hard for firefighters, if they have to use the jaws of life to get in there because they could potentially kill themselves?

    Apparently, GM came out with a Hybrid Escalade (55,000) and when they service those cars, a guy has to wear a special suit when he does work on it and put yellow cones around the area.

    Does anyone else know anything about the bad things about Hybrid cars??

    I personally would LOVE one, but a few people I have talked to said they weren't safe.
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    I've never heard of that...be interested to see the reasearch...here is what I found...
    http://www.hybridcars.com/faq.html
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    i like the idea of a hybrid car, but i would have to do some research before buying one...the only person i've ever talked to about it says that the production of a hybrid car makes a bigger carbon "stamp" on the world so to speak than the gas you are saving by driving one. i have NO CLUE as to the validity of that, hence i need to read up on it. but that's all i've ever heard about hybrids
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    I will have to ask my Dad about that he is a car mechanic.
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    My main issue would be power.. if the car has enough pickup to keep up on the freeway and doesn't make me feel like we're lagging, then I'd be up for purchasing one... that is IF they were truly affordable to EVERYONE in the general public. I know we personally can't afford a $40,000 car. We're not in the market for a new vehicle just yet, so I haven't priced them recently.

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    dh and i both like the idea of hybrid cars but the batteries wear out fast and they are SUPER expensive
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    I'm not sure if it's because Gas and Electricity are being used so closely together that when a crash occurs, then there could possibly be an explosion?
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    It could be because 30 years ago the NiMH (Nickel-Metal hybrid) batteries that were used in the development of the fuel systems were extremely toxic.. We had to do some coursework on them in college..

    That's the only thing I can think of, they aren't like that anymore..
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    My dad the batteries cost 1,000 dollars when they run out.

    Then they have to be disposed of specially because they could potentially harm the environment
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    If we had done more research, we would've probably purchased the Civic Hybrid versus the Civic Si...

    I'm not too fond of the Prius hatchback design....
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