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    Default Poll: Would you buy a hybrid Tahoe/Yukon?

    Just wondering what people think on this issue.

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    i've seen tests on the new truck/suv hybrids and i don't understand how it helps. when a test silverado hydird got 17.5 mpg and my buddies gas silverado gets 20mpg. and thats with 31in tires and a bunch of other gas robbing add .ons

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    Hybrids are just getting started in their life. Look back to how big a cell phone battery was in 1990. The size of a small overnight bag. Now they're smaller than a pack of cards. I think that these hybrid batteries are likely to get better as well so that they can be used for more of the freeway driving, vs. the stop-and-go driving. That's where you see the real difference, when you're stopping every 5 minutes and never get above 35 mph.

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    i do enough in town driving to make a difference. youre right, that's where the difference comes in.

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    I agree. They have to get much better than what they are doing now. Just not worth it yet.
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    ... but everyone wants better fuel economy (qualifying last post.)
    John ~ New Mexico ~ It's all about the bowtie!
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    I just wish that GM would develop a hybrid SUV motor and then would shoe-horn it under the hood of the new Camaro. That would give the Camaro good performance and good gas mileage, and then I'd probably buy it... Yeah, that or give it an all aluminum turbo inline four instead of a V8... I'd buy that...

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    Trust me, the guys at GM are hard at work at making a hybrid, or whatever is the best fuel efficint configuration they can get.

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