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Old 12-10-2007, 11:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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Originally Posted by SVOboy View Post
I also thought about the fact that hybrids are not designed for the highway,....
Check out the mpg ratings for honda's hybirds Last I checked (this would be for the 2007 offerings), their highway mpg was still higher than their city mpg. It's just what they optimized for

My recommendation - have him do test drives. Narrow it down to 1 or 2. Then do a 3 day or 5 day rental (during the weekday) and live with it for a few days (a week even better). Of course, that's only if you can find a hybrid rental :/

Looks like toyota has a rental program
http://www.toyota.com/html/rental/index.html
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