Considering a hybrid and have a few questions

Roger Hill

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Recently joined and I've reviewed many pages of posts and haven't found my answers. If you guys to toss in some of your thoughts and perspective that would be great.

-I'm looking at buying a 12-14 hybrid. Are any of these years better than the other?

-How many miles on average would one get before the hybrid battery would need to be replaced?

-What if:. What if the hybrid battery dies, how long could I drive it before replacing the battery? Is it theoretically possible to continue with a dead hybrid?

-What are real numbers to have the battery replaced (new and remanufactured if possible)?

-When look at, driving and inspecting used, anything in particular I should be looking at or for?

Thanks everyone. This will be my DD, vacation ride, grocery getter, etc.
 

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2010-13 (no 14 was made)


don't get one i would look for an chevy avalanche instead or reg tahoe and do a body panel swap.... if you're getting it for the look.. the 4.8L should get pretty close to what the MPG the hybrid gets with a body swap..


Honestly GM needs to recall them and BUY them back... it's the most dangerous vehicle on the road right up there with the Ford pinto



all the GM SUV hybrids are lemons out of the factory... as they can stall at anytime or 100% lose power and stall out... when I first got mine(3k miles into ownership) it lost power 100% almost caused me to crash into other cars ...

the brakes were not working correctly....


Autostop Lag is another concern (it will throw off your exit from a drive way or cause you to get rear ended... or cause an accident.) and engine runaways if the Baro sensor goes out....





12v+ Batteries get deeply discharged and wear quickly......


green bean has a battery for 2900 or so

and new ones are 6000 or so
 
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If you are mechanically inclined / enjoy doing repairs / have a large garage with a lift and get a great price on one you might enjoy it for a while. The Hybrid technology is intriguing but it adds so much complexity and repair cost that it makes owning one a gamble. Kind of like starting a Texas Holdem hand with 2 7 offsuit.................................. Most people will find that they are better off betting on Pocket K's LOL
 

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