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Apr 27, 2012 (1:41 pm)
Prius c is pretty small, B segment like the Polo, so in Europe they'll compete directly, I imagine.
Now that the gas price panic has subsided, you can get a c with Entune/Navi and all for $21.6k (includes freight), so it's a good 10 grand less than a CT.
A small, lower price hybrid is the one that makes the most sense, to me at least. Purpose built city car.
#25006 of 32321 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 27, 2012 (1:56 pm)
Have 20k miles on my 2010 Prius IV. Very roomy and lots of cargo space. Zero problems in any area. 50 mpg average. Nice ride unless you push it into corners -- sprung a bit soft [like my 71 Nova]. The looks are OK , nothing special but when I'm driving down the road, I don't think about how my car looks. Another thing, way off the radar for car thieves. Might take your valuables if you let them in view. Not for everybody, but I bought it based on the great front seats and the hatchback configuration. I think they hold their value well but not a concern -- lost some but not all of my car fever thanks to my hobby of re-furbing old hammers. hatchets,saws, and other vintage tools. Got some posted on facebook if anyone is interested. Not selling -- just doing until the house is full. cousin d's new timey vintage saws.
#25007 of 32321 Re: . [ateixeira]
Apr 27, 2012 (1:58 pm)
Polo sure looks smaller to me, maybe it's just shorter.
I was talking about a loaded Prius being comparable to a CT - I know a normal loaded Prius can easily hit 30K, which is virtually CT money. I doubt most hybrid customers of any size live in real urban environments. Maybe more like a good commuter for those who seldom hit the freeway.
#25008 of 32321 Re: . [jayrider]
Apr 27, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Good points - it's theftproof, probably won't get prowled much as the "hybrid" badge is the same kind of repellant as "diesel", and might even be less likely to be picked off by speed enforcers.
#25009 of 32321 Re: . [jayrider]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 27, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Had it on any gravel or dirt roads or construction sections? Wonder how much clearance it has in real life.
Maybe I should send you a pic of my old saw set, but they seem to be pretty common.
Apr 27, 2012 (2:56 pm)
I did drive on a gravel road and it seemed fine. Of course, being on medicare, I drive with care. The ground clearance seems about par with other compact sedans. No real issues on speed bumps or parking lot berms. It's just a nice ride. The other thing I liked was the above average hip point getting in and out. You sit a bit higher than similar sedans. The guy across the street just came back from Florida in a new Corvette convertible. Emerald metallic with a tan roof. He's 60, bald, and single and has millionaire parents who are in assisted living. Took him 45 seconds to exit the vette -- I know cause I watched and timed it. And Steve, Do Not send me any of your saws -- I have all I need. I ALWAYS over buy everything and will never make any profit after deducting expenses and waste.
#25011 of 32321 Re: . [jayrider]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 27, 2012 (3:09 pm)
And I was talking about a set tool, not a set of saws. Mine's like this.
The money some of the old saws bring is nuts.
Apr 27, 2012 (3:23 pm)
Found an old one at the flea market for $5. Cleaned the rust, oil and filth then sold it for $70. Everything else I have is rescued from the landfill and recycled to my wall.
#25013 of 32321 Re: I posted this in a Honda forum, but it might be better suited here... [isellhondas]
Apr 27, 2012 (7:02 pm)
A friend had an '06 Civic which I always thought was a great car. Last year while visiting him I got to drive it, even with 160k on the clock I was amazed at how solid it was and how good it drove. I'm sure if I sat in a brand new Civic I'd notice some deterioration but this car held up much better than I would have ever expected. This Civic at 160k was light years ahead of the shameful Cruze with 300 miles on it I was subjected to last week as a rental.
For the record I'm not a Hondaphile, I owned a 96 Accord, more reliable than anything but boring as hell. Not my favorite cars but I definitely understand the appeal.
#25014 of 32321 Re: . [fintail]
Apr 27, 2012 (7:07 pm)
Give me some of what they're smoking. I bought a 2003 Maxima with 90k in 2008 for $9,000 OTD. It was an SE, decently equipped with Bose, sunroof, side airbags. I'm sure it could have been a little nicer but Maximas depreciate quickly so no way the Maxima or Infiniti are worth the asking price.