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    1. Swallow Doretti
      10-06-2012 11:30 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      Realistically, outside of the Toyota, no one moves many units of their hybrid.
      Partially fixed it, but still not really true, because Ford also does well, and amazingly, Hyundai and Kia sell every hybrid they build at about sticker (and, to be clear, the Korean hybrids are CRAP).

      But besides Ford and Toyota, how many other companies have really been serious about hybrids?

    2. Senior Member Sporin's Avatar
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      10-06-2012 12:05 PM #102
      True enough, a real dedication to the tech is necessary... GM certainly never had it.

    3. 10-06-2012 01:57 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      isn't the TDI easily capable of 45 mpg combined?
      Not easily but it is within reason. I'm averaging 44.5mpg with over 12k since May. The aspect to concern with is the EPA vs. real-world numbers. The TDI EPA numbers are like 39mpg combined and are typically underestimates of the real world. Whether the hybrid is over/underestimated is what will be the interesting piece.

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      10-06-2012 02:00 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Hajduk View Post
      39 mpg is the average for the current Jetta TDI sedans. That's 15% over the EPA estimate.
      It is not a diesel thing. On fuelly the 85 2012 Civic excluding hybrid also gets approx 10-15% over EPA estimate at 35mpg. And this might include some Si.
      Last edited by Saintor; 10-06-2012 at 02:05 PM.

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