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Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#130 of 166 Re: PRIUS FULLFILLING ALL MY NEEDS! [gagrice]
Apr 27, 2005 (5:12 pm)
Why would you test drive a car when you should bought one? Buyer remorse? I've driven the new Prius uphill on a long stretch of I80 in PA and maintained 80MPH with no problem. Prius has more content than the Passat and the Passat is a VW so you know you are going to have reliability issues statistically.
#131 of 166 Re: PRIUS FULLFILLING ALL MY NEEDS! [falconone]
Apr 27, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Why would you test drive a car
I test drive lots of cars, only buy a few. If I liked it better than the Passat, I would buy one. It is doubtful as handling is close to the top of my list on owning a car. If I decided to buy a Prius I would put 7500 miles on the Passat that I love to drive, then sell it for more than I paid, to a VW TDI starved market in CA. If you have researched as I have, many used VW TDIs bring more used in CA than they did when they were new. As far as reliability the Prius is not stellar according to many posters on this forum. I guess I will find out for myself how good the VW is. I have NO brand loyalty, a car dies on me and it is going to get some bad press. I guarantee that.
Apr 27, 2005 (6:50 pm)
Why would you test drive a car??
Wouldn't it be wiser to scope out your choices?
#134 of 166 Not about trucks
Apr 27, 2005 (7:14 pm)
Too bad - plenty of good posts had to get deleted tonight because they were OFF TOPIC. This discussion isn't about hybrid trucks to those posts were deleted.
#135 of 166 Jetta TDI, Civic Hybrid, or Prius
Apr 28, 2005 (1:11 am)
My own humble opinion regarding commuter cars:
#1 HCH. Normal car that can get fantastic MPG which relies less on batteries.
#2 Prius. Unique, attractive styling. Fantastic MPG but relies more on batteries.
#3 Insight. Unique, attractive styling. Stellar MPG but only seats 2. Relies less on batteries.
#4 Other conventional Civics (EX, HX etc) and the other good MPG cars like Corolla.
#5 Many mid-size autos that get fair MPG (25-30) that are proven safe & reliable.
#6 Jetta TDI for good MPG but reliability, pollution (especially after a couple of years), and diesel availability issues.
This is not an anti-diesel post, as I think TDI is indeed a good car over many. Just not the best choice over hybrid or a few conventional cars.