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    Yukon/Tahoe Hybrid?

    anyone checked them out? heard anything about'em?

    one of these days...

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    Seen one in the Trader this wk $65000....
    It will take a lot of trips in my old 95 Yukon to pay for that gas savings...
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    $65,000??


    Haven't heard nothing about them.... which is probably a good thing. Means they're working properly. But yowzaa... that kinda coin = "I'm so rich I can afford to be Green".

    Thanks, but I'll buy a $27,000 Hybrid Camry!
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    yeah, i've been poking around the US gm sites and they're going for roughly 56g's or so, and it's convenient none of gm's employee pricing, 0% financing or other promos are applicable to the hybrids

    noltz, gm is advertising that the hybrid yukon/tahoe gets better mileage than a standard camry. that's why i'm interested in seeing how much i'd need to shift my finances around for toy like that.

    been considering the grand diesel too, but i'm waiting to see what's on the table for '09

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    Its really nothing special from what I hear, and its not just a matter of me being a cranky old fart when it come to the surplus of electronics in vehicles.
    More cash to buy and the mileage isnt amazing. If you want to be 'green' and still actually use an SUV go Hybrid Durango/Aspen - Cheaper to buy and good drivetrain with MDS.
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    if u wanna go green get a hydrogen beemer, hybrids are SOOOOO yesturday
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    Been playing with them at the office. I've been touring in a Hybrid Escalade. They're alright. Decent fuel savings in town but highway there is no difference. Cool touring around town under 45km/h on pure electric though.

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    Noltz... are you the crazy cat man? how many do you have?
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    I dont think I would want to be buying the first year hybrid ,wait a year or more until some of the nasty ass bugs are figured out as it might be really really costly ,or maybe try leasing it .

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    really folks, if anyone has ever listened to me listen to me now.....dont do it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rando View Post
    Noltz... are you the crazy cat man? how many do you have?
    www.icanhascheezburger.com <- they all come from there. I've got 1 cat, 2 Puggles, and a little one in the oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruces View Post
    I dont think I would want to be buying the first year hybrid ,wait a year or more until some of the nasty ass bugs are figured out as it might be really really costly ,or maybe try leasing it .
    would most likely end up being that way... i'm looking around now, probably make the purchase (if) sometime around spring 09...


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    really folks, if anyone has ever listened to me listen to me now.....dont do it!!!
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    C.C. - anything stand out as crap/excellent? what's it sound like when running in stealth mode?

    thanks for the feedback guys
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    Having driven a number of Hybrid Camrys, Highlanders and Prius'es myself, they are really neat to drive once you're accustomed to the "grabbiness" of the brakes (regenerative braking). Even that has been smoothed out in Toyota's latest generation of Hybrids. After I drove a Camry around the city for an hour, getting into a regular car to go for lunch felt odd. It felt old, archaic even. The hybrid had no vibrations, was deadly quiet (could hear the tires crunching the gravel with the windows down), and obviously had more tech toys inside. The gas one was a base model w/no options and just felt plain.

    I'll get one, I'm sure. Probably the Camry.

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    noltz, what's the transition like when the car goes from electric to gas?

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    On the trucks and the GM cars it's seemless. The BAS (car) hybrid platform is shared by Toyota and several other manufacturers. It's a low voltage system relative to the two mode (truck) . The BAS is a 36 volt system and incredibly quiet. It uses a generator / starter unit for electric autostop / autostart. The A/C unfortunately stops working during autostop due to the design characteristic. This can be overridden at the cost of eliminating the autostop feature. The two mode on the other hand is a 300 volt parallel hybrid. It uses a 300 volt AC compressor so during autostop it will still cool as well as auxillary coolant pumps, transmission pumps, electric power steering on a 42 volt sub service, a 12 volt sub service for normal vehicle systems (headlights, modules, radio etc.) The propulsion / starter is actually two electric motors integrated into the transmission. It's actually a very slick setup. It sounds like a soft whirring when you drive under electric power.

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    You can get a new 08 Ram Hemi quad cab 4x4 for $18,999..... I would rather buy that pig and have $40,000 to spend on gas!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisbuilt View Post
    You can get a new 08 Ram Hemi quad cab 4x4 for $18,999..... I would rather buy that pig and have $40,000 to spend on gas!!!!
    lol so would i. too bad i don't have the cash in hand to start a gas trust fund for myself.

    cc, how much did it affect the mileage and did you notice any lag in performance when all the electrical goodies were on? sorta like when the ac is on in a gas car and you don't get the same mileage and pickup off the line?

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    No the mileage is fairly similar to a gas vehicle. The savings would be driving around town. I drove the truck to orangeville and back. 6.2 litre engines are still thirsty even when put into a hybrid application.

    They are more a status symbol then a real way to save gas money or save the planet. The carbon footprint from a hybrid is far larger in the manufacture process then could ever be made up from the minimal fuel savings.

    The DOD engines are a far better choice for fuel savings.

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    DOD?

    the backend load - for lack of a better term - isn't really a concern. what i'm burning and what i'm spending is. IF i got my finances in order for one, 70&#37; of the driving would be in town anyway, and of that 70% probably 90% would be under 15km's one way

    people keep suggesting the HEMI, and i have my doubts about it. i've been looking at the quad cab 1500s for a while(more than a year), and in talking to a girl at work she mentioned her dad had an early 1500 with a hemi, traded that in for an 06(in 06) and said he noticed poorer mileage on the newer truck.

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    Displacement on demand.

    Also reffered to as active fuel management.

    Shuts down four cyliners when not required.

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