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Motortrend compares hybrids

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http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/hybrid..._midsize_sedans

Those American hating editors at Motortrend bashed the Aura.

They even dared to publish the Aura Hybrid's 0-60 mph time of 10.5 seconds.

"the Aura hybrid is also a stop-gap measure, a place-holder until its next-generation model receives a version of GM's highly anticipated two-mode hybrid. Think of it as a lure to tantalize bargain-hunters. And as with all bargains, the question is whether it's false."

"the Aura Green Line is a low-profile hybrid that drives almost identically to its conventional-propulsion self. In other words, it's supple riding and crisp steering, drastically vacuumed of chassis feel, hindered by an antiquated four-speed automatic, and subjectively built to an intentionally lower price-point than the other two cars."

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I'd rather save the $2395 and get a regular XE I-4 with better acceleration and grip. The tax credit for 2008 is unknown, because the fuel economy increases are lower (+2 MPG city/highway).

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One thing I noticed in that article is that all the hybrids achieved better mileage than the were rated by the EPA.

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Typical bias...

But then again, why the hell did GM even produce this car again?

just to get a hybrid entry to say they have it.

exactly the type of thing the japanese did and still do. t-100, tundra, now the full size tundra. start out with something, just to get in the market, and then over time it competes better.

now when the next gen aura hybrid with two mode comes out, they can say its their second gen hybrid instead of saying its completely new.

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