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#118 of 627 2007 Clean Car list.....
Feb 07, 2007 (9:48 am)
Sad to see my TCH so far down the list:
2007 Greenest Cars
‘Greenest’ vehicles for 2007
1. Honda Civic GX
2. Toyota Prius
3. Honda Civic Hybrid
4. Nissan Altima Hybrid
5. Toyota Yaris
6. Toyota Corolla
7. Toyota Camry Hybrid
8. Honda Fit
9. Kia Rio/Rio 5
10. Hyundai Accent
11. Hyundai Elantra
12. Honda Civic
‘Meanest’ vehicles on the environment for 2007
1. Volkswagon Touareg
2. Mercedez-Benz GL320 CDI
3. Lamborghini Murcielago
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
5. Bentley Arnage RL
6. Mercedez-Benz R320 CDI
7. Mercedez-Benz ML320 CDI
8. Maybach 57 S/62 S
9. Bentley Azure
10. Ford F-250
11. Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab
12. Lincoln Navigator
#119 of 627 Re: First TCH Taxi, Canada [sibbald]
Feb 07, 2007 (1:27 pm)
You might wanna rethink that statement....Vancouver has an abundance of Prius taxis not to mention clear and clean skys. I couldn't help but notice all of the yellow cabs all over the place. Made me smile....since I own an '04 Prius.
#120 of 627 Re: First TCH Taxi, Canada [railroadjames]
Feb 07, 2007 (2:58 pm)
RailroadJames - welcome back friend !!! We need more hybrid advocates around here. Good to hear from you and thanks for coming back around !!!
#121 of 627 Re: 2007 Clean Car list..... [larsb]
Feb 07, 2007 (5:33 pm)
It is quite obvious that whomever came up with the list was uninformed or just plain biased against non Japanese vehicles. For example the 2007 VW Touareg has an EPA rating of 6 on emissions. The Toyota Landcruiser a 3. No where do I see the gas guzzling high polluting Toyotas on the meanest list. Was that an oversight or just outright lies? Obviously a source supported by Toyota.
I may not buy number one. I have my eye on number 2. I am about to buy the MB GL320 CDI. Looks like a real nice vehicle for someone that wants it all. Size, Safety, Comfort, great handling, performance and good mileage.
Good to see you on Edmund's again.
#122 of 627 Re: First TCH Taxi, Canada [larsb]
Feb 08, 2007 (2:40 pm)
"We need more hybrid advocates around here. "
Hmmm, I would think that we need more impartial people around here, so we can discuss things logically, both pro and con...
#123 of 627 Re: 2007 Clean Car list..... [larsb]
Feb 08, 2007 (3:15 pm)
Nothing to be sad about. Look at the cars it beat, not the cars it didn't. I also own one. Still amazed at how quiet and gas efficient this vehicle is. It feels like a luxury vehicle costing $15,000.00 more (solid as a rock, so far). We are just packing smarter. Hey, my hockey sticks (with the back seat down) and bag fit nicely in the trunk.
#125 of 627 Re: Prius loses juice [moparbad]
Feb 21, 2007 (6:03 am)
...and the model is 3-1/2 years old which is about the time most vehicles start to need some sort of 'boost' to keep buyers interest alive.
...and Toyota has increased prodution/availability now beginning in 2007. They may actually sell more per month than before ( this remains to be seen ).
...and the overall automarket is likely to have a tough year in 2007 if forecasts are correct.
#126 of 627 Re: Prius loses juice [kdhspyder]
Feb 21, 2007 (9:38 am)
...and the model is 3-1/2 years old which is about the time most vehicles start to need some sort of 'boost' to keep buyers interest alive
How many years old is the current Corolla? Any news of a hybrid when it is redesigned?
#127 of 627 Re: Prius loses juice [moparbad]
Feb 22, 2007 (7:12 am)
The Corolla is starting it's sixth year this month. We should have been getting the new Corolla in March like the rest of the world is...except it ran smack headon into the Tundra launch.
The good soldier Corolla got pushed back a year to next spring. It's ready and has been seen by owners and management since last summer.
I don't think that there is any intention to drop a hybrid system into the Corolla in the near term. One interesting news item last fall indicated that Toyota was thinking about a special 'brand' of vehicles called Prius.
.. and updated hatch due here in Oct 2008 ( for sure )
.. a hybrid minivan such as the JDM Estima ( ? )
.. a small 4 door sedan maybe like a Yaris ( ? )
.. a small diesel hybrid truck ( ? )