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#28993 of 32321 Re: CCBA Candy [jayrider]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (8:07 am)
Three hours is a lot faster than I would have guessed for a standard 110 outlet.
Which Prius do you have? My wife is still actively researching the Prius v. I keep trying to tell her that both are cars are just in their young teens and haven't even reached their stride yet.
#28994 of 32321 Re: For stickguy [oldfarmer50]
Jan 05, 2013 (8:59 am)
that has you written all over it. Go for it. I just about lost my breakfast (which I have not eaten yet) when I opened the link. What a monstrosity.
but, my favorite part was this: "and even has a heavy duty tow hitch for a trailer or boat". Could you imagine towing with this freak show, on those wheels? Yowza.
#28995 of 32321 Re: For stickguy [stickguy]
Jan 05, 2013 (9:22 am)
I'm gonna get tossed here. We've had my daughter's Accord for 13 years.
#28996 of 32321 Re: For stickguy [fezo]
Jan 05, 2013 (10:02 am)
well, we have sort of had our TL for 13+. My sister got it in September of '99, we took it over 12/08 and still have it. So at least in the family that long.
and before this year, our cars were 7 and 8 YOs before getting replaced (Accord and Odyssey bought new).
The RDX is on the 10 year at least plan. And if I ever buy something new for me it will be a keeper.
heck, even the Volvo (going on 1 year with us next month) is supposed to get my 17YO through college.
The real problem comes when I start buying (well) used cars for myself. Then I become:
#28997 of 32321 Re: For stickguy [stickguy]
Jan 05, 2013 (10:08 am)
If we count by how old the car is vs. How long we've had it that 99 Celica wins.
#28998 of 32321 Current Time in the RB Fleet
Jan 05, 2013 (10:15 am)
In descending order:
1995 318ti Club Sport: 17 years(November 1995)
1999 Wrangler: 10.5 years(May 2002)
1996 Speed Triple: 7 years(September 2005)
2004 X3 2.5: 7 years(December 2005)
2007 Mazdaspeed 3 5.5 years(July 2007)
1975 2002A: 4 years(October 2008)
2009 328i: 0.5 years(July2012)
#28999 of 32321 Re: CCBA Candy [steve_]
Jan 05, 2013 (10:23 am)
I got that info from the Toyota website. I think the quick charge time is possible because it is not a dedicated total electric car. The engine engages during acceleration and under any load. Technically you can get 95 mpg on on the battery alone and 50 mpg on the engine. A recent road test reported nothing close to that because of range and mixed driving. The average mpg didn't justify the plug in option when you figured in the extra cost of the option. I have a 2010 IV which has leather and a few extras. Mpg hovers around 50 -- I don't hyper mile and don't exaggerate. The car is plenty roomy -- not sure if the bigger V is worth it. They seem bullet proof throughout the model range so used may be an option. Don't know pricing but it is definitely worth a test drive. Not much action on edmunds -- check out priuschat.com. As good as way as any to waste time.
#29000 of 32321 Re: CCBA Candy [jayrider]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (11:03 am)
Thanks. We're driving the '97 Outback this time of year and it just feels really cramped since we usually cruise around in the '99 Quest. We liked the "regular" Prius when we test drove one three or four years ago and probably could manage with just the hatch. The difference in gas savings from 40 mpg to 50 mpg isn't all that huge, but going from 20-ish that we're currently getting to 40 in any Prius is a pretty good jump.
#29001 of 32321 Re: Current Time in the RB Fleet [roadburner]
Jan 05, 2013 (11:58 am)
Wow, that's quite a fleet! Fun too.
My sad "fleet" has some big numbers, but without all of the flair.
#29002 of 32321 Re: Current Time in the RB Fleet [xwesx]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 05, 2013 (12:18 pm)
That Power Wagon in your fleet needs an overhaul from these guys.
Amazing stuff and the prices are even more amazing. Lots of flair and some big numbers.