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Bad press for hybrids or bad ads? March 21, 2006 11:57 AM

Am I paranoid or do hybrid cars get bad press? I have encountered an abundance of articles pointing out that hybrids will not save you money through gas saving compared to their non hybrid counter parts. Why is it ok to spends 10's of thousands of dollars for a luxury car/suv that you drive around in city traffic but not 3-5k more for a hybrid version of the same car? Either there is a conspiracy against these cars success or the people being paid to promote those cars are incompetent? www.greencarsnow.com Green Cars Now  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Paul March 21, 2006 7:29 PM

>Either there is a conspiracy against these cars success or the people being paid to promote those cars are incompetent?< I don't think there's a "conspiracy" as such, but there is fierce clinging to the status quo. Many people fear anything new. I remember when it was common knowledge that having a TV in the house would ruin your eyes. A few years later the same story applied to color TV. In both cases it was the have-not-yets who made the claim. When foreign cars came on the scene, Detroit thought they could dominate by making fun of the toy cars and continuing to produce tail-finned behemoths. We're seeing the same mindset today. It ain't a conspiracy, it is failure of imagination.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 March 21, 2006 7:30 PM

Toyoto has a really good ad for the prius here.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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