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Anyone have one or know someone who does???<br><br>
I was curious about how all those batteries would stand up to a Fairbanks Winter.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Anyone have one or know someone who does???<br><br>
I was curious about how all those batteries would stand up to a Fairbanks Winter.</div>
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I know a family on our swim team who owns one. I've never heard them say anything negative about the battery, except the one time I needed a jumpstart and the dad said he was glad he brought the "regular car" because the batteries in hybrids are more like...like motorcyle equipment, if that makes sense. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> No way could he give my van a jump with a hybrid.<br><br><br>
Other than that, AFAIK they drive it all year, winter included. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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oh, I looked at the Mercury Hybrid SUV, I am in love!<br><br>
The salesman did say that in the winter they dont use the battery much because they cannot run the heater on battery alone.<br><br>
Something to think about.
 

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My 2006 honda civic hybrid is a dream come true! It does just fine w/o garage. Vanessa the MW over at the BC has an older model civic hybrid.<br><br>
The civic hybrids only get 30 mph on winter weight gas but preform as advertised in the summer (at least mine does), usually about 45mpg, sometimes more.<br><br>
I jumped my RAV with the Honda just the other day, I think it uses different battery system than the PRIUS.
 

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I got to drive Vanessa's Hybrid. It was sweet. We were going out on Chena Hot spgs rd for a 24hr check on a mom and baby and it did great even through the not so paved road to the cabin. It drove smooth and quiet. I still love my Subaru though. Dh and I were looking at the Element, they are really nice to drive too and do great in not so great conditions, plus you can hose out the inside. They are uber roomy but only seat 4 total and thats a problem with us. I will have to check out the hybrid SUV cause we need room for guest passangers and or any extra suprise kids.
 

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I need to put in a plug for the Element. That's what I drive and I love it. It gets great gas mileage, its super roomy, and you can kind-of hose it out. You really can't hose it out in the way that I was thinking b/c of the airvents under the driver's and front passenger's seats. If you park on an incline (the trunk lower than the front) you can slosh water around the inside and scrub all you want. Also, when washing the inside of the car out you also need to take out the spare tire and soak up any water that's left in the wheel well. You can also take the back seats out and hose 'em off and let 'em dry in the summer sun.<br><br>
The only drawback that we've had with this car is that it only seats four; you can't squeeze in a fifth. So, when we're going to dinner with another couple (our DS included) we need to take separate vehicles.<br><br>
Also, a great benny - a queen-sized inflatable mattress fits in the back, so you can lay it out and you can use an electric pump to inflate it with the cigarette-lighter style port in the back. DS and I have spent many nights while on Alaska road trips in the back of the Element. Oh - and the dog too.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I got to drive Vanessa's Hybrid. It was sweet. We were going out on Chena Hot spgs rd for a 24hr check on a mom and baby and it did great even through the not so paved road to the cabin. It drove smooth and quiet. I still love my Subaru though. Dh and I were looking at the Element, they are really nice to drive too and do great in not so great conditions, plus you can hose out the inside. They are uber roomy but only seat 4 total and thats a problem with us. I will have to check out the hybrid SUV cause we need room for guest passangers and or any extra suprise kids.</div>
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