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#30489 of 35254 Prius selling slowly
Feb 22, 2013 (7:26 pm)
I notice that Toyota dealers still have 2012 Priuses (Prii?) on their lots. With gas prices well into the $4/ gal range one would think tv the be selling better.
#30490 of 35254 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [stickguy]
Feb 22, 2013 (7:44 pm)
Never knew they made those with a stick!
"the bad..abs light comes on and off"
Add to that, the non-OEM wheels/tires (which look like they came off a Mustang) and lowered suspension. Also, I read the ad three times and don't see where the seller listed the mileage. And another thing: Not enough pics.
#30491 of 35254 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [corvette]
Feb 22, 2013 (8:13 pm)
my rule of thumb, if they leave it out, you will gag on it.
#30492 of 35254 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [stickguy]
Feb 23, 2013 (3:16 am)
My rule is that if they leave it out it's probably because they want too little money but are embarrassed.
Seriously: No price = Next!
#30493 of 35254 Re: Prius selling slowly [nyccarguy]
Feb 23, 2013 (5:17 am)
Maybe folks have more choices in high mpg vehicles at thousands less than the Prius and maybe they realize that buying a new car to get better mpg is financially foolish.
#30494 of 35254 Re: Tampa Run [fintail]
Feb 23, 2013 (6:38 am)
Most of the Hyundai and Kia's I've had as rentals were very well worn by the 20 - 25 k mark. It was usually things like the seats and controls looking rough and feeling used up. Definitely a huge difference between those and their American and Japanese counterparts with similar mileage.
#30495 of 35254 Re: Tampa Run [sandman_6472]
Feb 23, 2013 (6:43 am)
I've never been impressed with the Cruze as a rental and fortunately haven't had one in a few months, usually I can get an upgrade to something better, however occasionally at a really small airport or an offsite location you end up with something like that.
The Cruze isn't a bad car per se (at least not like the Citation and Cimmaron were) but compared to others in its class it's also not competitive.
#30496 of 35254 Re: Prius selling slowly [jayrider]
Feb 23, 2013 (7:27 am)
They sell tons of 'em, too.
#30497 of 35254 Re: Tampa Run [jpp5862]
Feb 23, 2013 (8:14 am)
Last year I was at IMS the week before the 500, and Chevrolet was offering test drives of several of their cars. Before you could drive a Camaro SS or a Corvette you first had to test drive a more sedate car. I took out a Cruze Eco with the manual transmission, and here is what I wrote about it in my monthly column:
A very nice little car. I sampled the six speed manual version and found it to be responsive and comfortable. The interior was attractive and appeared well designed and put together. The EPA mpg numbers are 28 city and 42 highway, and you can take one home for less than $20,000. It deserves serious consideration if you want a smaller car that is economical to drive yet doesn't feel cheap.
Now, most everyone here knows that I am hardly a fan of Gubmint Motors, but I have to give credit when it is due- and I stand by my evaluation.
#30498 of 35254 Re: Tampa Run [roadburner]
Feb 23, 2013 (9:39 am)
I had a similar experience with the Cruze last year when I tested one out (same model as roadburner drove). Other than the sedan-only body style, the only thing I really didn't care for was the brakes.