How long until the sensationalized stories of irate owners only getting 26 MPG in their new Accord Hybrids???Tim Maddux said:30/37 mpg reported is comparable to Civic sedan 5spd numbers across the line (32/38 mpg). Not bad. 'Course it does cost about twice as much...
b1shmu63 said:Like someone is actually going to buy an Accord hybrid to save money or the environment? you are confusing them with Insight owners. Nah,.... luxury, smoothness, performance, cachet, range, uniqueness, exclusivity, high tech image, and exotic car performance. Just look at an Audi A8 and ask yourself if it makes any sense to purchase it from a bottom line perspective. :roll: The hybrid Accord is about image.
Now that you have endorsed THIRD, are you finally going to stop calling Toyota's latest design SECOND?xcel said:Honda appears to have a great third gen Hybrid
I'm confused - not only is Toyota's hybrid a completely different type of car, it's a completely different type of hybrid - so I think any "double-standard" is reasonable.john1701a said:Now that you have endorsed THIRD, are you finally going to stop calling Toyota's latest design SECOND?xcel said:Honda appears to have a great third gen Hybrid
If you want to be objective, you cannot use a double-standard. I am thrilled that I get a welcome reception here. Members have gladly exchanged their experiences to help draw an accurate picture, so I'm calling you on your past.
Just take a look at the battery-pack, an absolutely essential part of the hybrid system. It started as "D" cells back in 1997. In 2000, they were converted to the modular form-factor, energy-density was increased, while at the same time size & weight decreased. In 2003, energy-density was significantly improved, while at the same time overall voltage reduced and a step-up inverter added. That alone is enough to justify the generation step.