I wonder what this guy drives

A TTAC article about possible buyer confusion among hybrid-car shoppers prompted this rejoinder from a chap who does not recommend this class of vehicle:

Just stay the hell away from hybrids. Worst of both worlds as far as I’m concerned. They have generally been slow testosterone killing machines that suck the very life out of you as you drive to your destination. And worse still, they cost you more upfront then you’ll ever make back in fuel savings.

Flat out, hybrids are a scam. You really want to save money? You really don’t care what you drive so long as you get from point A to point B? Get any used econobox. There is no advantage at all to a hybrid.

I submit that “slow testosterone killing machines” really needs a dash somewhere.

What does he drive? I have a feeling he has a pickup truck — with a six-cylinder engine, because his wife wouldn’t let him have a V8.


  1. Dan Patterson »

    9 May 2018 · 11:48 am

    Strong agreement.
    An automaker would have a large market with a simplified reboot of the original Honda Civic including the awd wagon version.

  2. nightfly »

    9 May 2018 · 1:41 pm

    One hopes that the hyphen would go in between “testosterone” and “killing”…

  3. fillyjonk »

    9 May 2018 · 3:02 pm

    It does seem like it raises the “sweet-ass car” or “sweet ass-car” conundrum.

  4. Holly H »

    11 May 2018 · 8:56 am

    He obviously never drove a Ford C-Max hybrid. I get upper 40’s mpg on my daily commute. And there’s plenty of room inside and it’s fun to drive. Completely unlike the other little econo-boxes, which I agree, are hideous.

  5. Holly H »

    11 May 2018 · 8:56 am

    And it cost me just under 20,000, barely used.

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