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Old 12-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Funny because it's true...

It all just underlines the unfortunate fact that "low tech" hybrid retrofits (where the ICE is left intact) are going to be heavy and take up lots of space.

Which means you need a fairly big RWD vehicle to pull it off. Pun intended.
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