Sunday, October 25, 2009

Geekier and Greener all at the Same Time - The Chevy Tahoe Hybird

I am now the owner of a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. I desperately needed a new vehicle (I confess that even though I'm a tech lover, I'm a car payment hater and haven't had a new vehicle in 9 years). So I've gone from a 2000 model SUV to something that I hope is more environmentally friendly and also a lot more high tech.

My overall first impressions have been great. Of course first impressions on new vehicles can be deceiving, so I'll be posting about the Tahoe off on and on as I learn more about it.

So far, setting up Bluetooth has been a breeze. It's already paired with my Palm Pre and voice dialing is awesome! I'm also impressed with the fact that the Tahoe will e-mail me once a month with all of the vital statistics I need via its OnStar connection.

I'll post more as I learn more. Not having had any exposure to new vehicles in so long has, I'm sure, tainted my experience, but things have change a bunch since my last new ride!


  1. Did you have to pay a lot more for the hybrid? (a lot meaning $5,000-10,000 more)

  2. Hi Steve. The hybrid was a bit more, but definitely not in the 5-10k range. My old SUV was getting around 10mpg so even though I paid a bit more, I'm getting double the mileage and I like being greener.