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Old 11-14-2012, 11:04 PM   #71
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #72
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Actually that was false they did not get anywhere near the same mileage unless you consider a margin of 11.76% to be within tolerance. When the Prius was driven flat out it did 17.x mpg uk (20.4 mpg us) where as the M3 did 19.x mpg (22.8 mpg us) when it was driven just hard enough to keep up for 10 laps around the airfield.
Truth. The pruis was driven flatout and the M3 just had to keep up with it, the M3 got better mileage.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #73
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You're wrong about 99.9 % of that. The generation Prius (2007) in my family has a much more spacious and comfortable rear seat than my Focus and it is a great car on highway trips. That year Prius is designed to run on BOTH the electric motor and gas engine combined most of the time. It only runs on electric alone up to 15 MPH. There is a new Prius C (C for city) that is designed as a commuter car where your statements about highway driving may apply. Don't get me started on the green factor and the lies that have been perpetrated about hybrids on that front. One favorite was the whopper that a Hummer was more "green" cradle to grave than a Prius and that's been proven wrong so many times it will make your head spin. I'm really tired of the pseudo-macho anti-hybrid posing that goes on by people ignorant about the Prius.

Having said all that I'm willing to bet I'd like the Ford C-Max hybrid much better though I haven't driven one yet. The company I work for had a load of Ford Escape hybrids and that was a really nice driving economical car. The C-Max is a much improved car and gets a rated 47 MPG combined.
actually your perpetuating. back in 07 it was true just for the fact of the few numbers of prius produced which made their cost high.
And sadly, the 2010 focus beat out the 10 prius by a long shot cradle to grave again in the study. focus 55 cents a mile compared to the prius $1.89 a mile cradle to grave.
It's actually funny how owners push their mpg (47 to 50 depending on prius model) yet fail to mention tdi vw's get far higher mileage. then theres the fiesta and focus which get 40mpg (some reported mpg higher), which costs less than the prius.
And don't forget to mention the tax credit the prius gets, 7500 i believe?.

Now mr prius I pose a question since your so eco friendly... someone you know is deciding between buying a new prius and a used suburu outback. which is greener?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:30 AM   #74
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:33 AM   #75
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:36 AM   #76
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #77
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back in 07 it was true just for the fact of the few numbers of prius produced which made their cost high.


And sadly, the 2010 focus beat out the 10 prius by a long shot cradle to grave again in the study. focus 55 cents a mile compared to the prius $1.89 a mile cradle to grave.


It's actually funny how owners push their mpg (47 to 50 depending on prius model) yet fail to mention tdi vw's get far higher mileage.


then theres the fiesta and focus which get 40mpg (some reported mpg higher), which costs less than the prius.


And don't forget to mention the tax credit the prius gets, 7500 i believe?.

LOL .... this is gonna be REALLY easy....

First ... you said .... back in 07 it was true just for the fact of the few numbers of prius produced which made their cost high.

Response 1 ... Really ??? So few produced ???? In 2007 187,000 Prius were SOLD in the FIRST HALF of the year .... with projections of 345,000 for the entire year. Just a couple more than your 'few' .... The Gen 1 Prius was sold in the US in the year 2000 ... hardly a low-volume newcomer by 2007. By 2008 Prius had sold 1,000,000 cars worldwide, and 1,000,000 cars in the US by April 2011. To date ... almost 3,000,000 have been sold worldwide.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/08/02/auto...ales/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius


Second ... you said .... And sadly, the 2010 focus beat out the 10 prius by a long shot cradle to grave again in the study. focus 55 cents a mile compared to the prius $1.89 a mile cradle to grave.

Source please ? Method of calculation please ? Equivalent model comparison ?? Doubtful. Numbers can be made to say ANYTHING depending on how you want the results to come out ... as we'll see in your arguments below, which are easily disproved.


Third .... you said .... It's actually funny how owners push their mpg (47 to 50 depending on prius model) yet fail to mention tdi vw's get far higher mileage.

Again ... source please for same year cars. As far as I know ... no US VW TDI has ever been rated higher than the Prius. According to www.fueleconomy.gov the 2010 Prius is rated 51 City, 48 Highway, 50 combined. The 2010 Jetta TDI is rated 30 City, 41 Highway, 34 Combined. Now factor in approximately 10% extra for Diesel fuel higher cost, and we're at 27 City, 36 Highway, 30 Combined. Hmmm .... doesn't seem like your 'facts' are holding up too well so far ....

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/26425.shtml
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/29408.shtml

Fourth ... you said ... then theres the fiesta and focus which get 40mpg (some reported mpg higher), which costs less than the prius.

First .... the number you quote is a HIGHWAY ONLY number. Let's see what the REAL number is ..... again from www.fueleconomy.gov ....

Hmmmm .... 33 for the Fiesta combined .... 31 for the Focus combined. Both a far cry from your quoted 40. An equivalent Focus to the $24K Prius II would probably be a loaded SEL (Auto Climate control, one-touch auto up/down windows, keyless entry, pushbutton start, mag wheels, digital trip computer), etc, etc. Probably about the same price. So how exactly is the EQUIVALENTLY EQUIPPED FOCUS appreciably less than the Base Prius II, which has all the above features and more ?


Lastly ... you said .... And don't forget to mention the tax credit the prius gets, 7500 i believe?.

Well ... to put it quite bluntly .... you once again BELIEVE WRONG. The LAST year that the Prius got ANY tax credit was 2007, and then it was less than $1000. Again .... easily verifiable in one of the links listed above.


Any other misinformation or distorted 'facts' you'd like to attempt ??


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See, these I wouldn't mind owning! Or the Volt, for that matter. I'd probably perfer the Volt becuase its American (I know, I know... Semantics) and I'm a closet chevy fan... But that prius doesn't look bad. In fact, it looks so not bad, that I hope they give it a name other than the prius! And the only thing that I don't really care for about the CR-Z is how much it reminds me of the insight from the rear.
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I feel like this completely defeats the purpose of owning a Prius lol.
Why would that be ?? You'd still be getting 40+ MPG minimum ... probably closer to 43.


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