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Old 05-23-2004, 01:38 AM   #31
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Re: Prius--my view

Nah, Low sulphur diesel hybrid. DUH
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Old 05-23-2004, 11:34 PM   #32
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Volken. You avoid where you are from.
Re the Insight,

Not at all, you should read your private messages more often


TDI has high torque, yes, but price is high, (environment)

But you have now with your Prius more torque then I had on my late Audi A6 (V6)

You can read my horror true story of this Audi here : http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbul...d.php?t=175986


Sad to hear about your Insight, I always liked this design.

How good was the quality of interior?

How good compared to Prius?

So have you lost too much of Insight's value, since you sold the same so soon?
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Old 05-23-2004, 11:35 PM   #33
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Nah, Low sulphur diesel hybrid. DUH

you said it. one post less for me
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Old 05-27-2004, 10:47 AM   #34
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back to the mileage issue

I don't know about all this French hymn stuff, but I have had my 2004 Prius for 5 months and have filled the tank about 6 times. I leave the lights and a/c on (this is New Orleans and it is nearly always hot) and I get 36-39 mpg per tank of gas.

If I drove like a lol (little old lady) maybe I would get higher mpg for a tank, but I don't want to die of old age while going to work. Nearly all my driving is stop and go, which defeats the higher mpg cruising ability of the car.
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I don't know about all this French hymn stuff, but I have had my 2004 Prius for 5 months and have filled the tank about 6 times. I leave the lights and a/c on (this is New Orleans and it is nearly always hot) and I get 36-39 mpg per tank of gas.

If I drove like a lol (little old lady) maybe I would get higher mpg for a tank, but I don't want to die of old age while going to work. Nearly all my driving is stop and go, which defeats the higher mpg cruising ability of the car.
So is it safe to assume you like the car, all considered?
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:51 AM   #37
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Re mpg

All these posts plus the Gov. admission (see my ref) simply underscore that the Prius is grossly overstated relative to it's true mpg. The TDI wins the mpg hands down. Many other cars come near it. So it ultimately is a political call. If a person feels they are saving the planet then I think they should drive one. If not, it is a poor choice. Volken, where are you from?
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So is it safe to assume you like the car, all considered?
Absolutely. The coolest thing is the Bluetooth phone feature. I tell my friends that basically the Prius is a computer with wheels attached.
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All these posts plus the Gov. admission (see my ref) simply underscore that the Prius is grossly overstated relative to it's true mpg. The TDI wins the mpg hands down. Many other cars come near it. So it ultimately is a political call. If a person feels they are saving the planet then I think they should drive one. If not, it is a poor choice. Volken, where are you from?
Dear god,...mauleskyrocket,

Please could you finally go to your private messages, there is reply waiting for you since last week !!!

I have just seen new Volkswagen Lupo 1.4FSI (105PS) almost 1.5 litter
more economical then Prius !!!!

This is better performance then any Diesel as well.

Same engine is inside new Audi A2 also.

FSI is future of Benz engines proving there is way to be economical
like Diesel, but without Diesel dirt.
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Absolutely. The coolest thing is the Bluetooth phone feature. I tell my friends that basically the Prius is a computer with wheels attached.
I'm really glad to hear you like your Prius.

So do I hear praise of might be Prius 3 owner as well?
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Sorry, but what's a Prius 3?
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a third generation prius. aka new design, 2007
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a third generation prius. aka new design, 2007
Exactement.


I have posted this some time ago.

But I have again heard from very concrete Toyota source, they are toying with idea to make Prius also available in some combination of latest or to come Cellica body.

They would like to appeal in sportier segment as well.

But when?..?
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you guys ever hear of biodiesel? people are doing wonderful things with vegetable oil combined with diesel. and it's either free or very close. not sure of tailpipe emissions, though
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