20 thoughts on “CNET On Cars – Top 5 cheap hybrid cars”

  1. #1 Cheap and fuel efficient hybrid should be the 2000-2006 Honda Insight, it gets 70+ MPG easily and can be had as little as $2000.

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  2. my 10 years old Toyota prius around 55-60mpg average all the time. my best record is 82,6 mpg on the motorway (Southampton/London journey) day time, cruise control on 54 mp/h, that's the best speed for saving the fuel.

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  3. I got an insight and it is a fantastic car. Feels like a car, smooth like a Lexus, and turning radius that is so good you would be surprised. Makes an excellent used car purchase. OH, and it attracts younger buyers than Prius

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  4. Honda and Toyota lol
    Now whenever I see one of those 2 brands no matter how awesome(assuming there are any) the car looks or how luxurious it feels(as if I will ever sit in one other than taxi), the icon of Honda or Toyota is like > this car is cheap

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  5. My Chevy Volt just turned 12,000 miles after 8 months of driving. I have a 145 mpg lifetime average since I bought it new. It goes 45-51 miles on electricity, then the gas generator kicks in for limitless range. Most owners who drive less than 40 miles per day get 900 mpg lifetime ave. I have never changed my oil (75% oil life left), and rarely use my brakes due to the instant regenerative brakes as I let up off the throttle (totally awesome in heavy traffic). It hasn't had a single problem since I bought the car, not even a single rattle. The maintenance schedule up to 120,000 miles is basically rotate tires and check fluid levels. Virtually no maintenance. I have 274 lbs of torque at 0 rpm, so leaving cars at lights is easy. 0-60 in about 8.5 secs, a very low center of gravity for good handling, and looks better than most cars. The Volt will be like the EV1… People will cry when it's gone because they didn't know enough about what a phenomenal car it truly is. 

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