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Diesel, gas, hybrid, electric -- which road will you take with your next car? Take our poll or leave your comments below.
If you own a gas vehicle, do you plan to change power systems in your next car?surveys
By Seattle Renter on April 9, 2010 10:28 AM
I would love to go to a hybrid, but my main problem is that most hybrids are also pseduo-luxury cars. Take the Prius, for example. It's basically a high-end Corolla with a hybrid power system. So I'm not just paying extra for the hybrid feature (which I would gladly pay for), I'm also paying for power windows and locks, luxury seats, a fancy stereo system, and way more info on the dash board than I could possibly want. The combination of the two makes the car unaffordable for me. Even if I had the money, I wouldn't want to pay for all the extras I don't need.
If someone would make a basic, modest-sized car (think the Corolla, Civic, Accent) with a hybrid engine but none of the stupid fancy stuff, I would totally buy it for my next car.
By Joe S. on April 9, 2010 11:09 AM
Gas is going up while solar electric power is going down in price, so eventually these poll numbers will shift dramatically.
By Wendy on April 11, 2010 10:15 AM
Our 48 solar roof panels can cover the charge of an electric car and so we're ready to go. Just wish they'd hurry electric cars to market.