Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/12

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Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Wed Mar 12 02:30:24 2008
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These are important points. I usually take a long time to decide what  
car I want then keep it for 10 years or more. I have considered only  
keeping my Prius 5 years just in case of expensive maintenance.
This means I am not being as green as I was with other cars, though I  
did not originally buy the Prius for its green credentials alone. I  
find the technology fascinating, particularly the ingenious way in  
which the requirement for a gearbox has been eliminated.
Most people I know change their car ludicrously more often than  
necessary even though they are far more reliable nowadays than in the  

On 11 Mar, 2008, at 22:58, wrote:

> Another link that might explain the Prius vs. Hummer costs:
> In a nutshell the Prius is not expected to be on the road as long as  
> the
> Hummer nor for as many miles because it's emerging technology likely  
> to be
> made obsolete by rapid technological development sooner than the  
> Hummer,
> which uses off-the-shelf GM components.
> The Hummer's off-the-shelf components are easier and less energy- 
> intensive
> to recycle and are more likely to be re-used when the original  
> vehicle they
> were installed in is retired.  Also the Prius is driven fewer miles
> annually so the energy cost of manufacture and disposal is spread over
> fewer miles.
> HTH.  I'm still not buying a Hummer.
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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