While that sounds great in theory a) the efficiency of a hybrid
minivan is unlikely to be Prius like and probably lackluster enough
and involve enough maintenance costs to offset those gains given my
low yearly mileage for this car, and b) my driving patterns don't
involve high mileage by a long shot, except on weekend trips involving
the highway where I'm taking 5-7 people places routinely. Which, with
what I've got (something that tops out itself at 28mpg hwy, 18mpg
city) involves taking 2 vehicles instead of one.
Factoring that in, the minivan form factor actually becomes the less
thirsty option versus 2 vehicles.
2001 Legacy Outback Wagon, 2.5L H-4
Chicago, Illinois USA
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