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#19 of 433 Re: Here it is [dmathews3]
Mar 23, 2009 (4:29 pm)
There is a bit more than a subtle difference between a Pontiac Aztec and a 3Generation Prius. One is wedge shaped due to aerodynamic fuel saving reasons and the other is due to bad styling.
If that is still too subtle to understand than maybe the following facts may make it a bit more clear why the Prius is the car that gets most positive recognition in the entire auto industry.
Consumer Reports--- Prius is the best overall value of any of the 300 models it has tested.
Number one in fuel economy
Most reliable car in the industry today
Top ranked green car among most surveys
Over engineered beyond anything you can get at this price range:
A pre-collision/radar system
A solar sunroof
Lane Keep system
Electronic Pariking Assistance
And many other features that are not even found in cars many times its price.
Did you say it looks like an Aztec. If so it is one proud Toyota Aztec indeed and deserves to be recognized as the most significant car introduction in decades.
I am definitely buying one! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and man of man this car does make me passionately excited like no other car including my 2007 BMW 335i.
#20 of 433 Re: Here it is [dewey]
Mar 23, 2009 (5:34 pm)
Dewey, have you seen the Lexus HS? I am also interested in the 2010 Prius. Saw both in Ottawa on the weekend. Was not impressed with the "blue" Prius. The colour did nothing for me or the car. The leather seats looked cheap and fit & finish was so-so. Hopefully and I'm pretty sure production models will look better. The HS made my mouth drool. What a beautiful looking vehicle. The interior was gorgeous. Better looking in person than the pictures on the web.
I currently own a Camry Hybrid (gets 47-50 miles per gallon city/highway summer driving). Great vehicle (so far). It is also rated very high by CR. Before I decide, I want to see pricing and colour availability. I just might keep what I have (for now). The Camry Hybrid with "B" package is already a fairly luxurious, quiet vehicle. And that's the hybrid set-up that the HS will have (with a few improvements).
Mar 24, 2009 (11:16 pm)
So a brief backstory.. my car has died ('98 Cavalier), well, it would basically cost more to fix than it's worth. I've been looking for a new car for a few weeks now and had decided on a 2009 Lexus IS250 with premium and navi. On a whim, I stopped into the Toyota dealership to see the Corolla and sat in an '09 Prius and liked it (imagine that! ), but was deterred because there was no sunroof. I heard from a dealer that there would be a sunroof in the 2010 so I decided to look it up online and was really impressed with all of the changes and new features on the 2010 Prius and I really want one. I'm absolutely set on the 2010, no chance on the 2009. I want the 2010 IV with Solar/Navi Package. Seeing as how my other car has died and I drive a lot for work visiting accounts (high visibility so feel free to add me to the preferred list to get one early Toyota, I will get you seen! ) I'm in more of a hurry than most people to find a new car, but I live in Los Angeles and sometimes we get things sooner than others. So my question is.. realistically, when is the soonest I could expect to be able to get a 2010 Prius? And when they do become available will they be more likely to be purchase only or will it be possible to lease just as quickly?? Thanks for your help!!
#22 of 433 I want one!
Mar 25, 2009 (5:59 pm)
I'm saving up for a Prius. I know that at $4 a gallon i'll probably not recope the cost of buying another vehicle of similar equipment/class but that kind of comparison is mute. The reason why i want one is to help push forward the technology that will continue to lead toward new technologies that are greener/cost less and are manufactored with methods and material from cradle to cradle. Also if gas should go from 2 to 4 or 5 dollars a gallon again, i'll won't feel the pinch as much. I'll save in other ways such as maintainance costs, repair costs compared to a gas guzzlers/larger vehicles. And i am a believer that i can be green and still get style, comfort, and value. That is what the Prius represents.
#23 of 433 Re: Here it is [petl]
Mar 30, 2009 (2:58 pm)
I have seen the Lexus HS at the Toronto Auto Show and it looked just fine.
My preferences are different from yours. I am just looking for a car with cool technology and I cant think of any car that offers so much at such a reasonable price as a Prius.
If I was going to spend more money on a vehicle than a Prius it would be a Lexus RX450h. A hybrid RX serves my space/cargo needs far better than a HS and I expressed my interest for one a few weeks ago at a Lexus dealership.
I still have time to decide whether if it will be a PRius or a Lexus RX. At this point of time I favor a Prius. I am going to be selling my BMW 335i at a hefty depreciation loss and I am in no mood to spend more money on a luxury car that will lose its value faster than the stock market.
Good luck with your choice--whether you keep your hybrid Camry or buy a new HS/Prius..
#24 of 433 2010 Prius UK quick drive
Mar 31, 2009 (6:31 am)
Has the car that became a byword for ‘hybrid’ moved the game on enough? On the evidence of this first drive, the answer has to be yes! Toyota’s new Prius has some incredible, headline-grabbing fuel economy and CO2 figures, but beyond that, it’s just much better to drive – and far closer to a normal car. It’s also more attractive, and packed full of technology usually found on a flagship Lexus. The trouble is, it’s expensive – and we suspect buyers will find a regular diesel hatch more efficient out of town.
#25 of 433 Re: I want one! [rtonen]
Apr 01, 2009 (10:12 am)
"I'm saving up for a Prius. I know that at $4 a gallon i'll probably not recope the cost of buying another vehicle of similar equipment/class but that kind of comparison is mute. "
moot Pronounced: [moot]
1. open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
2. of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic.
mute Pronounced: [myoot]
1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance.
2. not emitting or having sound of any kind.
3. incapable of speech; dumb.
4. (of letters) silent; not pronounced.
Apr 01, 2009 (10:28 am)
Those definitions were moot.
#27 of 433 Mime...........
Apr 01, 2009 (6:14 pm)
mute Pronounced: [myoot]
I didn't know "mute" was pronounced my-oot! I always say mu-oot!
The Prius is a class ahead of the Insight and with Honda's prices coming in 10% higher than originally anticipated, Toyota has the real winner.
#28 of 433 Re: Here it is [dewey]
Apr 03, 2009 (8:58 am)
Just returned from Florida. Read an article in Autoweek where Toyota will "slash new Prius price to match Honda Insight". If the "slash" occurs in Canada it will likely sway me (and others) towards the Prius. I am also interested in the "cool" technology that will be available in the Prius.
I don't mind paying more for the better system, larger interior, more power, new tech toys, etc. However, let the game of "hybrid high-stakes price wars" begin.