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Old 06-12-2011, 08:46 PM
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My biggest problem with any Hybrid truck would be the fact that those suckers are always tested as light as possible when they list MPG's. So an unloaded hybrid truck might be great if you are cruising the city, but what happens when you load that sucker up and take it to the lake. Your truck is going to run much differently and I am sure you can maintain a sustained speed, but I am betting that with the additional load the truck will run on the gas engine during hauling and pulling because the electrical will not keep up or run out of juice.

The hybrid I am sure will benefit the conscious consumer who uses his truck in place of an SUV with little hauling. For someone who depends on the truck for its full use, a hybrid will be a joke. This seems like more of a ploy to show the Government that their large bailouts are a step in the right direction for American Automotive Manufacturers.

Plus the additional 10-15,000 price tag will require probably 5-7 years of driving for the gas savings to out weigh the additional costs.

I think I will pass for now.
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