Tuesday, July 22, 2008
money saving cars
Everyone asks, how are we going to help the environment by using less gas in our cars? There is a solution. Buying a hybrid car reduces fuel emissions as well as saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. How a hybrid car works is plain simple. If you are braking or your car is at a halt the electric battery powers the car. It also boosts the acceleration process. This saves the fuel you have to spend in traffic jams or streetlights. The Toyota Prius is a Hybrid at around 50mpg. It costs around $24,000-$25,000. In my perspective the car is but ugly. Of course there are other options like the Honda Fit and the Honda Civic are low cost hybrids that look cool. They clock at around 37-43mpg. If you cant afford these new lines of hybrids then take a look at the non hybrid Honda Civic. Priced at around $19,000 this car is inexpensive, sleek with top of the line reviews from the consumer reports magazine. It also has a nice mpg at around 34, though not as good as the Prius, it still saves a lot of fuel. By the way my mom owns a Honda Civic and she raves about it. She says it saves her $$$$ everyday, and with rising fuel prices that's a big plus. It has five-star safety ratings and a lot of space. I am thinking about making a science fair project about hybrid cars.....hmmmm.