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any recommendations for a good Hybrid car

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Yeah I think what you're really looking for is a diesel vehicle for highway driving.
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saltedfish wrote:
Jan 22nd, 2018 9:26 pm
What if I open eyes and look for bargain in Used car? Will an used Lexus hybrid a good choice?
I don't think you are understanding what I am trying to tell you. Gas consumption is the LEAST of your worries. Seriously, spend some time in reading about Hybrids and the TRUE cost of ownership.

Here is one article that talks about this: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mag ... /index.htm
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If you are doing 200km a day i am going to assume you are on the highway. If that is the case find a diesel jetta or golf on the autotrader. Great on gas on the highway and their resale value is amazing.
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If you are looking for Hybrid that has a good reputation in terms of reliability and longevity, then opt in for prius. They also have a compact version of it if you are looking for a smaller version. In terms of gas consumption car, mazda cars are very good.

Good luck in finding one! I do too drive more than 300km in total daily. I experienced it first hand on how much money I spent on gas. I am thinking of opting into Prius when the time is right.
Good luck!
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i owned a 2007 prius and barely had to do maintenance on that since ive owned it for 8 years. great car. i drove it up to 300kms.
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knightou123 wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 11:44 am
i owned a 2007 prius and barely had to do maintenance on that since ive owned it for 8 years. great car. i drove it up to 300kms.
Did you ever have to replace the battery? If so, how much did that cost?
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hightech wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 10:26 am
I don't think you are understanding what I am trying to tell you. Gas consumption is the LEAST of your worries. Seriously, spend some time in reading about Hybrids and the TRUE cost of ownership.

Here is one article that talks about this: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/mag ... /index.htm
That article isn't relevant. It's based on US prices from 3 years ago (including gas at 58 cents per litre) and only 20,000 km/year. OP is driving 200 km/day.
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BBZero wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 11:58 am
Did you ever have to replace the battery? If so, how much did that cost?
sorry i had a typo and meant 300k km's. NO it was still on the original battery. i did have to change the smaller 12volt battery which was cheap and straight forward.

i did 1 yearly oil change
changed changed small battery at 100k kms
changed brake pads at 130k kms
changed tires at 90k kms and at 220k kms
changed rotors at 250k kms

great car, very roomy, its just slow when you seat 5 people in the car.
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knightou123 wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 12:08 pm
sorry i had a typo and meant 300k km's. NO it was still on the original battery. i did have to change the smaller 12volt battery which was cheap and straight forward.

i did 1 yearly oil change
changed changed small battery at 100k kms
changed brake pads at 130k kms
changed tires at 90k kms and at 220k kms
changed rotors at 250k kms

great car, very roomy, its just slow when you seat 5 people in the car.
Sorry, I meant the big lithium ion battery pack.
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I would consider chevy volt too. It costs 40k but you'll get 14k from the government, costing you 28k at the end.
You get 80km on just the battery
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cutepoison wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 12:59 pm
I would consider chevy volt too. It costs 40k but you'll get 14k from the government, costing you 28k at the end.
You get 80km on just the battery
only $5k rebate in BC. you should look for a long range BEV. i.e. 2019 Nissan leaf, chevy bolt, Tesla model 3, X, S
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k7 avenger wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 9:22 am
You might be better of with a diesel over a hybrid for all highway driving. The hybrids are best in city driving with the start/stop engine and regenerative braking.
The Chevy Cruze can come in a diesel and it is advertised as getting 5L/100km on the highway, which is pretty decent.
jerbhu wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2018 9:52 am
Yeah I think what you're really looking for is a diesel vehicle for highway driving.
OP is in Vancouver.. their "highways" are nothing like the ones we are used to in the GTA.
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200 km day is about 40K per year.

If looking for a new car, consider the Mazda3 as they have unlimited km 3yr bumper-bumper and 5yr power train warranty.

It's not a hybrid, but still gets very good mileage, especially on the highway whereas hybrids would have a bigger advantage in city/ stop n go
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I don't know how much driving you do, but a plug in hybrid gets HOV exemption in BC

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