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The Accord Hybrid was not discontinued due to any problems it had. It was discontinued because sales did not meet expectations. The Accord V6 Hybrid gave V6 power with 4 cylinder fuel economy with added power. The hybrid was faster than stock V6's. The reason it didn't sell as well was that it cost a few grand more than the gas V6 and only returned around 2 MPG better than the gas V6 and 1 MPG better than the gas 4 cyl, making it a hybrid built only to improve acceleration without much actual mileage increases.
For the record, all hybrid vehicles suffer a bit in cold weather. The car wasn't discontinued because it was complex, problematic, or otherwise bad. The market was confused. Confused markets don't buy. They couldn't tout it as a gas saver due to the minimal efficiency boost so they marketed it as a performance machine, which just doesn't make sense to Joe America who believes the word 'Hybrid' MUST mean efficient.
I say test drive it and wait until someone who owns one tells you first hand if he/she has had any issues..... Relying on "some guy said" or "a guy I knew" can be troublesome....
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Frankly, even though this forum has a lot of very nice people, the few bad apples around here have gotten on my nerves. I simply don't care enough to log on and try and help others when all too frequently, I get mocked or made fun of.