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I know this is not quite country living or off the grid, but it seems that folks here express interest in economical cars or hybrids. Hopefully I can get some feedback here. We are in the market for a new car and we are looking at the Subaru Outback (not hybrid) and the Ford Escape Hybrid. We want a larger car to accomodate the family and dog. We haven't yet looked at the Saturn Vue Hybrid. Does any one have an Escape? What do you like about it or dislike? ANy feedback on any of the cars mentioned?<br><br>
I like the style of the Outback and have always wanted one. I am going more for style, DH is going for green. I am coming around the the Escape due to it's low impact on the environment. We test drove one today and it was not bad.
 

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We have a Prius and I love it. It's very roomy. It only gets about 45-50 MPG now that it's boken in, not the 65 or whatever it's advertized as. But still.<br><br>
The trunk is huge and the back seats fold down, so we've been able to fit a hay bale and 200 lbs of chicken feed in there (without the kids in the car, of course) with ease. We take it to town for all of our big errands. Sometimes we laugh at how much we can cram in there. lol<br><br>
So, not the cars you've mentioned, but our Prius rocks. I'd absolutely go green over 'style' whatever that means. Cars are tools to us, not fashion statements. Although I feel pretty cool owning such a green car. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have a Prius and I love it. It's very roomy. It only gets about 45-50 MPG now that it's boken in, not the 65 or whatever it's advertized as. But still.<br><br>
The trunk is huge and the back seats fold down, so we've been able to fit a hay bale and 200 lbs of chicken feed in there (without the kids in the car, of course) with ease. We take it to town for all of our big errands. Sometimes we laugh at how much we can cram in there. lol<br><br>
So, not the cars you've mentioned, but our Prius rocks. I'd absolutely go green over 'style' whatever that means. Cars are tools to us, not fashion statements. Although I feel pretty cool owning such a green car. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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We just bought a Prius this summer! I'll have to say that the first thought we both had was WOW at the roominess. Plus, we are saving up for a roof rack, cargo holder and bike rack so then we'll have a ton of room. We are avg. right around 60 mpg, but we have a lot of highway miles as we live in the mid. of nowhere and it is in town where we can rack up 70-80 mpg. My feelings on the escape is that while it does adv. decent gas mileage for an SUV, it still isn't that "great". I would prob. get the outback over it. Have you thought about something w/ diesel where you could use biofuel. You can get a diesel engine on a lot more vehicles like you are talking about and IMO would be a lot more ecofriendly than the escape.
 
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