So granted I haven't driven many cars in my life:
94 Astro Van
05 Astro Van
00 Express Van
93 Jetta MkIII 5 speed
93 Mustang 4 Cyl
and the Cobalt
Anyways, my bro rented out a newer 08 Altima 4 door for a photo shoot he was doing today, and it was a hybrid. I took it for a spin for a couple blocks, and it was so weird haha. I couldn't get over at how silent the whole thing was- the electric motor was such a weird sensation. The car had 33k of rental miles on it, and the interior was free of rattles
... I tried to burn out in it, but it had to no hand brake, just the left side tiny pedal
. And burning out with the brakes was a recipe for fail so I didn't bother haha. Acceleration was surprisingly good, shifted out of 1st at 45 or so.. Unlike the Cobalt, it can't chirp the tires from a dead stop, it felt a lot more stable though. All in all, an interesting experience.
I'll never be a hybrid owner, and I hate new cars... But I guess I was surprised at the seamless operation of it all.
Idk, just posting my experience. Now the funniest thing is, out of all of those cars- the Express 5.7L is the fastest
, and the 94 Astro was THE most fun to drive by far. God I miss doing donuts and drifting in the snow with that thing, not to mention it sounded awesome with an exhaust leak