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Joel_Asher
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Cindela
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environment friendly cars should not be so expensive.

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Started: 1/16/2008 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Joel_Asher

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I feel that environment friendly cars should not be only for the wealthy, if it is a good cause, it should be spread worldwide faster not only for the select few.
Cindela

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I would like to thank my opponent for putting up this debate, and I would like to thank everyone who will eventually vote in this debate.

I would also like to ask everyone who will vote in this debate to vote based upon the debate, not upon the debaters or your own personal opinions.

>>I feel that environment friendly cars should not be only for the wealthy, if it is a good cause, it should be spread worldwide faster not only for the select few.

First off, environmentaly friendly cars are not only for the wealthy. They are for anyone who wants to and can buy one. Just thought I would clear that up.

Secondly, when you say environmentaly friendly cars, I will assume that you are talking about hybrids like the Toyota Prius. I will center my debate around the Toyota Prius, seeing as it is both a hybrid and environmentally friendly.

Also, cars like the Prius are sold all over America. It is not sold to only a select few.

The reason that I say that environmentaly friendly cars should be more expensive is because it costs more to make a hybrid than it does a car running on gasoline. If you have taken any classes about economics, then you will have learned that if the cost to make a product goes up, then the final selling cost will go up. Therefore, hybrid cars like the Prius will always be more expensive than cars running on gasoline.

On a side note, the Prius only costs around 21,000 dollars, a decent price for a very good car.
Debate Round No. 1
Joel_Asher

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I know of economics, and before this begins I will end it. There is no point because this debate could move into situations like the war and other things that really dont need to be funded which could go towards making hybrids and other cars. I guess all I am saying though is that why cant a way be found that lowers prices of these hybrids? But the cars I was thinking of were the cars I just seen on the news from the recent car show. I just didnt understand the point of cars that were good for the air and our health to be expensive if it meant to reduce health and environmental issues.
Cindela

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>>I guess all I am saying though is that why cant a way be found that lowers prices of these hybrids?
People all around the world are researching how to do this.

>>But the cars I was thinking of were the cars I just seen on the news from the recent car show.
But there are cost effective cars that are better for the environment like the Prius.

Are you even still debating in this debate? If you aren't you have conceded. If you were just trying to get your opinion out, you could have just put it on your profile.
Debate Round No. 2
Joel_Asher

Pro

yes i concede i guess it was just an opinion i did not know anything about the profile opinion thing.
Cindela

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Thanks for the debate anyways. Blah Blah Blah character limit must be 100, blah blah blah blah blah.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by kenicks 9 years ago
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I agree with Joel Asher's original statement. It would take away a simple argument from non-environmentally sound people, so they would stop being able to say, "I cant help the earth. Its too expensive."
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