"I traded in a Hummer H3 for the 400H hybrid. (yes, I can hear you snicker). Sounds silly, but no amount of reviews of how terrible gas mileage is in a Hummer can fully prepare you for how bad gas mileage REALLY IS in a Hummer. And we bought it exactly 5 minutes before gas went to 3$ a gallon!
At any rate, I love my 400H for every reason you have read in previous reviews. However, don't be disillusioned by the fact your car is CALLED hybrid. It won't get as good of gas mileage as say, a Prius, just by the fact that it is a heavier car. But, you'll look better getting there : )!
They also won't tell you that if you live somewhere where you run the a/c 9 months out of the year (say, Florida), your gas mileage will be lower. If you are a freeway driver living in a warm weather climate you won't be cashing in on the gas savings much, I will tell you. Freeway driving requires constant gasoline (unless you are stuck in gridlock) , as opposed to city driving, where you spend time idling at lights and stop signs, or driving thru 25 mph towns (little to no gas required). But the ride is great, and you will learn driving "tricks" to optimize the gas mileage along the way. My favorite part about the car? The looks on people's faces when I can dust them getting on the freeway, since MY car doesn't have to waste time going thru gears on a transmission. There is none. In other words, the "pickup" is great! (certainly better than a Hummer, though with an H3, you don't have to outrun anyone, they just get out of the way)"
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