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That may be true, but a hybrid drivetrain does nothing for you above 50mph, unless you have a
plugin kit. The reason he's saving fuel is the aerodynamics, weight savings, and more efficient
engine. He would likely do better with a TDI Golf if he's driving all highway.

Jerm

--- Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Jerm,
> 
> I think you underestimate the efficiency of the Prius.  My dad puts in
> far more weekly highway miles than Mark, I'd bet, and IIRC he's saving
> at least 50% on fuel compared to the '97 Outback that he used to
> drive.
> 
> Brad, you make a good point.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
> 
> --Matt K.
> 
> On 7/3/07, Jeremy Malczyk <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Mark does a lot of highway miles though, so I doubt he'd see many of the
> > benefits of a hybrid.
> 
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