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#18 of 20 more used hybrid advice
Jun 23, 2005 (6:39 am)
A used Insight would be a better buy than a used Prius, simply because the Insight has continued today with no major changes.
If you have to go for a used Prius, go for the newer hatchback model so you get the latest hybrid system.
See, this is the problem with used hybrids. The technology is still developing quickly and you may end up buying older tech.
Heres one more thing icky about owning one (for now until they become more widespread).
If ever you get into any accidents major or minor, don't settle the cost privately between you and the other driver. Always take the other persons insurance and have it fixed in the shop. That bender on that exotic fender could cost you more than you think it would.
#19 of 20 used hybrid advice
Jun 23, 2005 (8:03 pm)
I have noticed the Prius gets no better mileage than my '95 Honda Civic VX ,
around 45-50. So For considerably less $ and still good reliability , the Honda
is still a good choice. In researching vehicles for best gas mileage , the '95 VX is the best. I got lucky. The civic is noisy & not all that comfortable , especially in comparison to any newer vehicle .......