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Old 06-20-2014, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should Tahoe Hybrids be allowed to park in the hybrid parking stalls at Ikea?

Pet peeve. Should they be allowed because they are at least trying a bit, or is the whole idea of a Tahoe hybrid purely ridiculous to begin with?

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like it could be the optimal ikea trip vehicle, assuming you were buying something or a lot of things that wouldn't fit in a smaller vehicle, plus you probably the wife... And her sister.... And her mom that all have to go so that you don't buy the wrong stuff. I would rather not take my small car to ikea now that I think about it
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A spade is a spade so it gets to park in the spot , embarrassingly , with its shameless 20/23 mpg city/highway mileage.
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We have hybrid trucks and buses here, but no special spaces for them at Ikea.
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Well if you are to look at the letter of the law yes. It's a hybrid car and therefore can use hybrid parking. I know we make fun of making a car like that a hybrid and how most people who drive them don't make use of that fact but look at it this way say you have a few kids so you can't just buy a 5 seater car you have to get something with more seats. Your only options then are either a van or an SUV if you want slightly better gas mileage for whatever reason you would appreciate the hybrid option.

I get that most people out there don't buy it for the reason someone on here would but there may be a few that did. Is it fair to say that they should have bought a car that doesn't fit there needs just because it "makes more sense" as a hybrid?

You could look at it from the principle of it and say that only cars that get 50+ mpg can park there but that's pretty hard to enforce.

Or you could not really worry about it cause it doesn't make a big difference in the big picture.
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Next time you go they'll probably have a charge station, and it will be plug-in vehicles only
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Can I use the carpool lane with 2 people in a Suburban????
Or 2 people in a Hummer?

Seems rather judgmental and 'better than thou' to me......
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Just because the sign says hybrid doesn't mean it has to be a good hybrid. Can the sign even be enforced legally?
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A hybrid vehicle is one that uses 2 distinct sources of power. This was great when I had a 454 one ton, crew cab, long bed Chevy that ran on both propane and gasoline. I got some sweet hybrid stickers on the side and took advantage of all the hybrid perks I could while getting 12 mpg. I also had a motor home with a similar powertrain. My hybrid Southbound 32'er. It didn't fit in the hybrid spots well.
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