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Old 03-24-2007, 01:16 PM
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Default Hummers More Eco-Friendly Than Prius Moonbatmobiles

Toyota's Prius, aka Pious, is a favorite among the sort of gullible moonbats who proudly believe their choice of vehicle contributes to a healthier planet. As always, the moonbats are wrong.

Improved EPA tests show that the Prius only gets an average of 45 mpg, which isn't much higher than the Chevy Aveo, a car that costs less than half as much.

But the real problem with the overhyped Prius is how much environmental damage it causes to make one. The nickel used in the Prius battery is mined and smelted at a site so ecologically ruined that NASA has used the dead zone around it to test moon rovers. Nicknamed the Superstack, the plant spreads sulfur dioxide all across northern Ontario, causing acid rain. There is no life around it for miles.

The nickel is then shipped to Europe, then China, then Japan, then the USA during the long process of becoming the battery in a moonbat's Prius, racking up more transportation miles than Al Gore on a transcontinental eco-campaign.

The total energy required to produce and drive a Prius is almost 50% more than that required for a Hummer, an eco-dupe's idea of the ultimate affront to Gaia.

Hummers are cheaper to drive, too. Over the 100,000-mile expected lifespan of a Prius, it will cost an average $3.25 per mile. A Hummer lasts three times as long, and only costs $1.95 per mile.

Plus Hummers are cool, whereas a Prius looks like something Ed Begley Jr. would drive.


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New Aveo's average MPG is 25 so Prius gets an 80% higher MPG.

If you believe than a gas-engine hummer will last over 300Kmiles I have some ocean-front property for sale in Utha!

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Sp...Aveo&trimid=-1
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post
New Aveo's average MPG is 25 so Prius gets an 80% higher MPG.

If you believe than a gas-engine hummer will last over 300Kmiles I have some ocean-front property for sale in Utha!

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Sp...Aveo&trimid=-1
Which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic.
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Originally Posted by Dusty Rhodes View Post
Toyota's Prius, aka Pious, is a favorite among the sort of gullible moonbats who proudly believe their choice of vehicle contributes to a healthier planet. As always, the moonbats are wrong.

Improved EPA tests show that the Prius only gets an average of 45 mpg, which isn't much higher than the Chevy Aveo, a car that costs less than half as much.

But the real problem with the overhyped Prius is how much environmental damage it causes to make one. The nickel used in the Prius battery is mined and smelted at a site so ecologically ruined that NASA has used the dead zone around it to test moon rovers. Nicknamed the Superstack, the plant spreads sulfur dioxide all across northern Ontario, causing acid rain. There is no life around it for miles.

The nickel is then shipped to Europe, then China, then Japan, then the USA during the long process of becoming the battery in a moonbat's Prius, racking up more transportation miles than Al Gore on a transcontinental eco-campaign.

The total energy required to produce and drive a Prius is almost 50% more than that required for a Hummer, an eco-dupe's idea of the ultimate affront to Gaia.

Hummers are cheaper to drive, too. Over the 100,000-mile expected lifespan of a Prius, it will cost an average $3.25 per mile. A Hummer lasts three times as long, and only costs $1.95 per mile.

Plus Hummers are cool, whereas a Prius looks like something Ed Begley Jr. would drive.



It costs $325,000 to drive a Prius 100,000 miles???
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Originally Posted by jsup View Post
Which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic.
And what about this statement?

"Improved EPA tests show that the Prius only gets an average of 45 mpg, which isn't much higher than the Chevy Aveo, a car that costs less than half as much."


If 80% better MPG isn't much higher than what is? Walking?
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Originally Posted by wake View Post
It costs $325,000 to drive a Prius 100,000 miles???
Don't you know that any prius will last only 100K miles and every hummer is guaranteed to go over 300K.

If I knew 100 people who would buy this kind of logic, I'd rich for life!
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Ah, the Prius.
So ugly yet so PC.
Kinda fits.
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I really enjoy that Hummer owners pay twice as much per mile in gas tax then I do in my Corvette. Gives me a big smile.
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Originally Posted by PhotoVette1 View Post
I really enjoy that Hummer owners pay twice as much per mile in gas tax then I do in my Corvette. Gives me a big smile.
Driving a Corvette vs driving a Hummer is like spending time with your favorite lover vs...a humjob...?
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Of course, for anyone who really cares about "eco-friendly" vehicles, here are the top ten (from what appears to be the same news report)--take yer choice & enjoy yer commute :

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech.../31hybrids.htm

Most energy efficient Cost per mile

Scion xB $0.48
Ford Escort $0.57
Jeep Wrangler $0.60
Chevrolet Tracker $0.69
Toyota Echo $0.70
Saturn Ion $0.71
Hyundai Elantra $0.72
Dodge Neon $0.73
Toyota Corolla $0.73
Scion xA $0.74
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No, I think I'll keep driving my vette thank you drive through.
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Originally Posted by PeterK View Post
New Aveo's average MPG is 25 so Prius gets an 80% higher MPG.

If you believe than a gas-engine hummer will last over 300Kmiles I have some ocean-front property for sale in Utha!

Well, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. The Chevy gas motors over the past 2 decades can easily hit 300k. In East Texas, the ranchers expect at least 300k and I have a friend in the local plant with a 350 with over 400k miles. Half a million is doable.
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Driving a Corvette vs driving a Hummer is like spending time with your favorite lover vs...a humjob...?
Along those lines, I saw a Jeep with the following decal:

'If I wanted a Hummer, I'd date your sister'

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Originally Posted by Matter View Post
Well, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. The Chevy gas motors over the past 2 decades can easily hit 300k. In East Texas, the ranchers expect at least 300k and I have a friend in the local plant with a 350 with over 400k miles. Half a million is doable.

So what you're saying is that you generally agree with the statement that EVERY gas powered hummer will go over 300K miles and every Prius will stop working as soon as it passes 100K mark? Can I send you some prospective property brochures? We have great time-sharing deals on the forthcoming palm-clad ocean beach property resort in Utah!
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Originally Posted by HPDEfan View Post
Of course, for anyone who really cares about "eco-friendly" vehicles, here are the top ten (from what appears to be the same news report)--take yer choice & enjoy yer commute :

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/biztech.../31hybrids.htm

I think the logical fault of this article is the fact that it assumes that spending energy = bad for environment. Thus energy intensive products e.g. hybrids and other cars that use alumn. body panels are much worse for environment than cars build from scrap metal like Scions and wranglers.

I think this is a very superficial assumption that can't be substantiated. First of all, a lot of industrial energy comes from nuclear/hydroelectric power plants that have minimal impact on global environment. Secondly, advanced parts such as hybrid batteris and alumn body panels were developed with recycling in mind. It is much more energy efficient to recycle alumn than steel. So original energy investment will last much longer than a steel body car that will prolly rust on a junk yard.
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Well, you don't know what the hell you're talking about. The Chevy gas motors over the past 2 decades can easily hit 300k. In East Texas, the ranchers expect at least 300k and I have a friend in the local plant with a 350 with over 400k miles. Half a million is doable.
I bought a used 1995 Chevy pick up with 150,000 miles on it and drove it to 325,000 miles. Never did a damned thing to the tranny or the engine other that routine service. Went through two alternators and one power stearing system. Sold it to a guy who is still driving it. I don't know if he ever did anything to it or not but other than a few very small rust spots around the wheel wells, it is still rolling along.
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So what you're saying is that you generally agree with the statement that EVERY gas powered hummer will go over 300K miles and every Prius will stop working as soon as it passes 100K mark?
Nice add-on to your lousy contention that I responded to. Liberals. Please read what you posted and what I posted and respond to that. RIF.


Yes, Chevrolet truck platforms can easily surpass 300k miles. I've seen at least two dozen here and in East Texas.
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Originally Posted by rkhegler View Post
I bought a used 1995 Chevy pick up with 150,000 miles on it and drove it to 325,000 miles. Never did a damned thing to the tranny or the engine other that routine service. Went through two alternators and one power stearing system. Sold it to a guy who is still driving it. I don't know if he ever did anything to it or not but other than a few very small rust spots around the wheel wells, it is still rolling along.
My bud pulls a Nova race car most weekends with a 3/4 ton Chevy truck and it has over 300k miles on the motor and transmission. Toughest one I've seen of the bunch.

PeterK please take note.
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Along those lines, I saw a Jeep with the following decal:

'If I wanted a Hummer, I'd date your sister'

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the plant spreads sulfur dioxide all across northern Ontario, causing acid rain. There is no life around it for miles.
What? I thought no right winger would ever admit there is any damage to the environment. Acid rain, for God's sake. Must be some kind of Rino here!
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