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Old 01-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Advice on purchase

All good points. Thanks for your input. To clarify: this is the wife's car. She drives 60m round trip to work (very flat) each day & averages around 68-69 mph. And no, she won't drive slower (governor! Lol).

She wont drive a small hatch, small sedan is minimum. So...attempting to 'help' her get the max mpg given her daily driving patterns. I considered a tdi, Prius & the 5sp civic hybrid sedan. My thinking now, with some input, is to still try & find a manual civic hybrid sedan for CHEAP/5k or less & go straight to & replace the battery for around 2500. Goal for her at that speed is 45mpg+! (Unrealistic?)

Suggestions? Thanks

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