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Old 02-24-2014, 02:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
jamesqf
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
Why not have speed and mileage? Haters gonna hate.

In my Prius, I generally accelerate at least as fast as traffic, but I play the cruising and braking better.
In my (Gen 1) Insight, I generally accelerate quicker than most traffic - the benefit of 1850 lbs vs several tons - cruise around 65 on the flat parts of freeways, and have been known to hit 80-85 or more on a good downhill - while showing 150 mpg on the instant mpg readout.

I don't think it's the least bit silly to buy a hybrid so you can use less gas while still driving at a reasonable speed. Indeed, if I ever break down and buy a Tesla Roadster. you sure won't see me spending much time at 55.
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