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#625 of 671 Re: 2001 Prius far cleaner when new...... [larsb]
Oct 21, 2005 (9:21 pm)
The 2001 Prius was rated 9 Air Pollution and 9 Greenhouse gases, 4.0 tons of emissions per year.
The 2006 Camry is also rated 9 SULEV II. It is going for somewhat less than the Prius. Also larger, faster and better handling.
If being PZEV was such a priority for those buying hybrids. How many of you bought the 2000 Nissan Sentra that was rated a 9 with a CARB rating of PZEV. Hybrids do not have a corner on clean cars. At least 30 cars are available with a PZEV rating. They are not all strapped with a big hybrid premium.
#626 of 671 Re: 2001 Prius far cleaner when new...... [gagrice]
Oct 21, 2005 (9:34 pm)
What do you consider a hybrid premium? Would that be the premium you paid on your sierra? The one that gets 16mpg? The Prius in general is a bargain with its content. I actually consider I'm getting value here!!!! Gotta love it!!! 10 weeks and counting.... Can't wait!!!!! GO HYBRID!!!
#627 of 671 Re: 2001 Prius far cleaner when new...... [falconone]
Oct 21, 2005 (10:01 pm)
Would that be the premium you paid on your sierra? The one that gets 16mpg?
That $1000 premium I paid may or may not have been a good deal. Only time will tell. If the truck had not had the 5.3L V8 that I wanted I would not have bought it. MPG was the least of my consideration. I like not having to waste money on smog tests. I like the quiet starts. Would I recommend this or any other hybrid to a friend? Only if they were so unfortunate as to have an extremely long commute every day. I do have a very useful truck for a lot less than you will pay for your Prius. I imagine the difference will pay my gas bill for the next 3 years. By that time some company will have a midsize PU with a diesel engine for me to buy.
#630 of 671 Re: 2001 Prius far cleaner when new...... [gagrice]
Oct 22, 2005 (8:43 am)
Sorry to burst your bubble but the Prius will be safer than a pickup.
Oct 22, 2005 (8:46 am)
I would venture to guess that a Prius is safer than a PU hybrid. I did the research. Anyone that bought a GM hybrid got ripped off. Plain and simple.