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Re: Would you buy a hybrid Wrangler?
went through fireman's emergency response to hybrid vehicle crashes doohicky class. until they can come up with a better system for the cells i wouldn't get near one of those things. can't put em out with water, or AFFF (foam), about the only thing you can use on em is CO2 or one of the extinguishers for metallic fires. anything water based will result in really really bad stuff if any of the cases are cracked or exposed. can only cut on certain places on them without fear of frying yourself and each car is slightly different.
basically they tell the responders that if they approach a hybrid and its on fire stand back and protect the exposures if there is no one inside. if someone is inside, be really really careful whatever you do and say a prayer before you get started [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
unless they come up with a better system i say no way jose, i'm game for alternative fuel or some other way to get some decent mileage, but i don't trust those things in their current state.