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#10065 of 11433 Re: Prius C [fintail]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:46 am)
It's a very low cost Navi, for $22k nowadays you can get one with Entune included. They start at $19k, so only a couple grand more than a similarly equipped Yaris.
That whole vehicle price is about what the options will cost you on a new Benz.
His mileage is unusually low - Fuelly has average in the 50s.
#10066 of 11433 Re: Prius C [ateixeira]
Jan 16, 2013 (9:55 am)
It would hit 50mpg in town, but in 75mph highway driving, not so hot.
Definitely built to a price. The nav had a fun habit of not telling you about an intended turn until after you passed it..."recalculating" was heard many times, with no warning beforehand.
#10067 of 11433 Re: Prius C [fintail]
Jan 16, 2013 (10:00 am)
If he drives at those speeds often, he should at least have gotten the regular Prius.
CR tested both and the C was more efficient in the city, but the regular Prius was actually more efficient on the highway. Bigger engine, but taller gearing, so it actually does better there.
Jan 16, 2013 (11:52 am)
Still like it? Any surprises?
Jan 16, 2013 (11:56 am)
Audi A8L 4.0T.
Seeing a lot of Volvo XC60's lately too. After looking at the huge jump in sales last year, my findings were verified. One of the better looking SUV's on the road IMO, even in non R-design levels.
#10070 of 11433 Re: Spotted this morning [anythngbutgm]
Jan 16, 2013 (12:55 pm)
I liked the XC60 a lot. My wife was also very impressed. If it did not fail her selt belt test (the belt cut across her neck) quite possibly would have gotten one of those instead of the RDX we did get.
#10071 of 11433 Re: Spotted this morning [stickguy]
Jan 16, 2013 (1:02 pm)
I agree, I checked them out at the Auto Shows and was disappointed that there was no height adjust for the belts.
Being Volvo, maybe they found fault with the feature and chose to omit it, or maybe it was just a cost cutting move...
I've driven a few S60's with the T6 and it is a great car, the engine is a gem. Very underrated ride IMO. I wish Volvo would offer the V60 here. The XC60 is really nice but I'm a wagon guy
Jan 16, 2013 (6:44 pm)
Yet another new ES, and a homely Sonata hybrid with no lights on - looks better in the dark, I will say that much
Jan 17, 2013 (7:08 am)
Sonata and Accord hybrid/PHEVs don't look as good as the conventional models.
I think manufacturers try too hard to distinguish them.
Camry hybrid outsells both combined, and it's stealthy (looks "normal").
#10074 of 11433 Re: . [ateixeira]
Jan 17, 2013 (8:05 am)
And knowing their collective styling knack. At least Toyota knows to keep it subtle - if only they could have done so for the Avalon's face. All attention isn't good attention, some of these cars are going to look even worse in another decade.
Brand new unplated still spotless 5-door Kia Forte in the workplace parking garage. I think that design looks awkward compared to the Elantra GT.