johnleiwoo wrote:my budget would be under 20 grand. For that price the 2002 Volkswagen GTI or Jetta 1.8T would be the best performers in their class. For under 20 grand i don't think u can find a better car than those two. It has a good combination of luxury n perfomance.
Don't ever get a crappy civic, they SUCK! I drive a civic ex n it goes from 0-60 in about a freakin week. Steer clear.
Caesar wrote:I find the technology used in hybrid cars to be fascinatingly clever. I mean sure, technology in general is clever, but so much geekery today involves building fatter pipes and crankin' up the MHz. This Civic Hybrid tries to gain more from by consuming less, and while doing so it meets the needs of a typical compact sedan owner. Would I ever buy one? I don't know, I'm a bit biased towards torque, but man this is cool.
Dan 'FaceDown' Carson wrote:The words just won’t come out right. You look at the car before you get into it. It looks no different than any other car out on the road (save for the “Hybrid” tag on the back with its green background). Still, your mind knows that this car is different from almost all other cars out there. The simple act of sitting in the car makes you feel better about yourself and your driving habits. You are a better person than that guy next to you in the Camaro or the F150. You know that’s not necessarily the case, but it feels that way. At least, it does if you've either bought the car or are seriously considering it.
Ragnar Dan wrote:When this first went into effect, if I remember correctly one American company was losing $9,000 for every car sold. That's obscene. I sure as hell wouldn't participate in any extortion scheme like that.
JustAnEngineer wrote:While I appreciate the effort that you put into ranting against the elected leaders of our government, I believe that you may be slightly confused about the facts.Ragnar Dan wrote:When this first went into effect, if I remember correctly one American company was losing $9,000 for every car sold. That's obscene. I sure as hell wouldn't participate in any extortion scheme like that.
No U.S. company has offered a hybrid vehicle yet. The subject of your rant might be more closely related to a few early all-electric development vehicles from GM.
Only 3 hybrid gasoline/electric vehicles have been offered to U.S. consumers:
1. Honda Insight
2. Toyota Prius
3. Honda Civic Hybrid
The sticker price of the Civic Hybrid is slightly more expensive than similarly-equipped all-gasoline Civic EX or LX Sedans. Honda would not plan to sell over 20,000 of them per year if they were not covering their costs. If you are really wanting to "stick it to the man," remember that you can claim a $2000 federal tax credit if you purchase a hybrid vehicle.
The next hybrid vehicle to reach the market will likely be a Ford Escape.