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#30036 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [sandman_6472]
Feb 10, 2013 (5:43 am)
Both the Rio and Forte don't get a pano roof option, too bad.
Weird because the Elantra GT gets it.
#30037 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [steve_]
Feb 10, 2013 (5:49 am)
Hyundai punched back, comparing CR's real world mileage to the EPA numbers, and they were actually better than the average manufacturer, even before they adjusted the numbers down.
The only 3 "honest" brands were Mazda, Subaru, and VW, by that metric. Each exceeded EPA projections.
That's one of the reasons I looked at the Mazda3, Impreza, and Golf TDI.
#30039 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 10, 2013 (6:01 am)
Prius owners seem to get close to the ratings. Or so my wife keeps telling me.
(Thanks for the link).
#30040 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [steve_]
Feb 10, 2013 (6:05 am)
I drove it like I stole it and the numbers still kept creeping up.
Fuelly members get between 44 and 50, but one crazy guy in Japan has beat 100mpg several times. Don't try that at home, who knows what that does to the battery.
JDM models have a bigger gas tank, too. Wonder why?
#30041 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [ateixeira]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 10, 2013 (6:28 am)
The way owners like to hack their Prii, I bet some import the bigger tanks to the US and finagle them in.
Hm, Yakima doesn't have any clips for a Prius v roof rack. That could be a deal killer. Ah, Thule does but I'd have to buy an entire new rack instead of just getting new clips. Only $425. Oops, the keys to keep that expensive rack from walking off adds another $60.
#30042 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [roadburner]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 10, 2013 (6:37 am)
You can do an M50 swap for about $2K. Less if you do the work yourself. Very few other mods required. That's an extra 50 HP... And, you are still 100% BMW.
#30043 of 35200 Re: Driving Experience [steve_]
Feb 10, 2013 (6:38 am)
Yeah some of those hacks are nutty. Like blocking air flow in the grille.
If we see fried inverters we'll know why.
Feb 10, 2013 (10:41 am)
I wanted one of these really bad when I graduated college, but it was just a bit out of the price range. Should have just done it anyway.
this one actually looks pretty nice, and cheap enough. Lot of miles, but hard to tell what parts have the 245K on them!