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#632 of 671 Re: Prius Mius [hybridlover69]
Oct 22, 2005 (9:42 am)
I did the research. Anyone that bought a GM hybrid got ripped off. Plain and simple.
How many do you think they built? If anyone paid MSRP $36,900 I would agree. If they paid the TMV of $27k it was not a bad deal. I Paid a bit over $24k and think I made out very well for the truck I got. It is quite obvious that several of those posting are not familiar with the IIHS ratings on cars and trucks. They would find out that the insurance companies consider the GM PU trucks, some of the safest vehicles on the road. For me and millions of other Americans the only practical vehicle is a PU truck. I don't see anything in the Sierra class that compares power or mileage wise.
And just like the Prius NO smog checks here in CA. 10 years from now my Sierra will be worth $7k to $8k and the $27k Prius will be worth little or nothing. You may have to pay to dispose of the batteries.
#633 of 671 Re: Prius Mius [gagrice]
Oct 22, 2005 (11:10 am)
Very nice loophole to avoid the smog testing. I wonder why other car companies aren't that creative. In ten years time the Prius will be worth more than the PU because let's face it, the PU will be in the junkyard while the Prius will be cruising down 101. Gee... I wonder what the batteries will cost in your PU hybrid since they only made 300 or so. Shall we say paperweight material??
#634 of 671 Re: Prius Mius [hybridlover69]
Oct 22, 2005 (12:16 pm)
Of course a 10 year old Prius that still runs is a dream. My batteries are very inexpensive Lead Acid. A proven technology over the last 75 or more years. I dare say there are way more 10 year old GMC PU trucks on the road than 10 year old Toyota cars.
#635 of 671 Re: Prius Mius [gagrice]
Oct 22, 2005 (12:28 pm)
Your car is GM..right? Then that will be a dream in ten years. You may be buying your parts from Toyota!!! LOL..... See you on the 405 in my Prius...ta ta......
Oct 24, 2005 (9:16 am)
WOW the price of onedealer here is Houston is trying to charge $2,000 about MSRP for a 2005 Prius.
Concerning Malaproprisms, spelling, grammar, and incorerct use of words should not be judge here in my opinion. If the thought is clear so be it.
However if someone is already a moron Intelligence level, then wouldn't a labotomy further reduce their mental capacity to the level of my Golden Retriever ?
Most enviromentalist groups exist to get a rise out of people; I would save Bluewater Network suceeded see post hrao, "Any downside to buying a hybrid?" #444, 24 Oct 2005 11:29 am
Don't let things like that get your dander up., However, the world could use more Golden retrievers.
#639 of 671 Re: Lot of... [midnightcowboy]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:26 am)
Hate to be off topic... but those Golden Retrievers are the best dogs. I miss my Ginger who we had to put to sleep about five years ago.
#640 of 671 Re: Even it it's $4000 more, it still pays in the long run [larsb]
Oct 24, 2005 (9:44 am)
"...and every gas price jump is something you will not fear."
Why not? Does a hybrid cost even less to operate as gas prices increase? Let's see you make that same statement if/when gas prices reach say, $5/gallon...
#641 of 671 Re: Even it it's $4000 more, it still pays in the long run [tdoh]
Oct 24, 2005 (10:02 am)
If/ when gas hits 5 bucks I'd rather pay to fill up a hybrid than a car that gets say 19 mpg average.