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Considering a Hybrid. Am I crazy?

Discussion in 'Hybrid General Discussion' started by AZCreeker, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. AZCreeker

    AZCreeker Full Access Member

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    would a low(ish) mileage hybrid be a good choice for a DD?
    Looking for anyone who has real world experience on reliability on these

    thanks!
     
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    As they get up in age, maintenance seems to cost more than the extra fuel. I heard that GM no longer makes many of the Hybrid specific parts for them as well, like the whole transmission.

    @RebelBelle Gene daily drives one over a hundred miles each way to work and back. He might check in here, been pretty busy because of the Wuhan Flu.

    Brett?

    Couple of other guys have come on here with AFM issues and two that I recall with transmission problems.
     
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    Yeah let’s leave brent out of this one james...lol
     
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    the most likely fails is the battery or the transmission AUX pump..
    (suggest a 2010-2013 as they "fixed" the aux pump)
    once the battery fails the gas mile drops and stuff like the A/C will not work correctly...


    i was getting 23CITY /27HYW, it has dropped to 18.5/23 (dropped because of the hot summer*) it might go back to normal in the winter but who knows...

    *Note it's been 105-110F lately

    the transmission is rock solid these tend to last as it has a good cooling setup I have not seen above 175F even though its been 110F outside..



    greenbean has a battery with unlimited warranty
    for $2549..(as long as you own the SUV)


    all ready saved $1,600 in fuel costs over the normal tahoe.. over 15k miles


    get a
    2013 Toyota Venza much more reliable quite inexpensive as well
     
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    Guess that didn’t work.
     
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    I am more than used to considering a new or reman battery as I have own plenty of used e.v
    I just see it as part of the total price

    thanks everyone for the info
     
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    I am at 193,000 miles with my 2013 and going strong. Went to look at a new 2020 model XL last weekend, and despite a good price decided to stick with what I have. The interior is much nicer on mine than the new Denali's.
     

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