Pemco Poll Shows Drivers Don’t Save Money Immediately with Hybrid Vehicle

April 10, 2006

  • April 10, 2006 at 9:33 am
    Dar Novak says:
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    Carriers have rushed to allow discounts for the mere purchase of a hybrid vehicle. Perhaps the junk science research that validated credit scoring (start with a result and then research backwards to prove your result through common denominators – all death row inmates ate potatoes at one time in their lives. ergo – eating potatoes causes you to become a death row inmate) included the infallible fact that hybrid cars must be rated lower (before they were even available to the public and any experience was logged! Junk science rules in the good old United States of Incompetence. Do I hear a whisper? \”The emperor has no clothes!\” This society is definitely insane.

  • April 10, 2006 at 12:53 pm
    Dennis Mummert says:
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    While I am sure all the facts stated in the article are backed by science, the writers fail to account for the cash-flow habits of many consumers – ie, fuel purchases and car payments are monies that have different colors.

  • April 11, 2006 at 9:05 am
    Truth says:
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    This has nothing to do with science or the color of money. It\’s a very simple, elementary economic concept to understand! I hope neither of these writers are actually in the insurance industry. I certainly wouldn\’t want them handling any aspect of my clients\’ business.

  • April 11, 2006 at 10:03 am
    Stan says:
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    Anyone interested in Hybrid and Hybrid ownership needs to watch the South Park episode entitled \”Smug Alert\”. Of course \”Two days before the day after tomorrow\” was pretty good too.

  • April 11, 2006 at 2:53 am
    Rob says:
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    Thanks, Truth. I thought I was missing the point at first, which was simply that the premium purchase price of hybrids significantly offsets the gasoline savings. Of course, my initial reaction was why this conclusion took a \”study\” to prove. I had pretty much mastered arithmetic by 2nd grade.



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