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Old 07-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Quite true and of course one could quite strongly argue that no car is environmentally freindly.
Its really just which one is environmentally friendlier.
How true.

Toyota, to secure its place as the global hybrid segment leader has announced
the only truly carbon-neutral vehicle, The Gen iV Prius Solution.

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Wait, but then when someone asks what's that nice looking car your driving? (no matter whether it's a morris mini, insight, or fiero) You will have to say, "yes, i drive a Prius."
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I'd go the Tesla route and put it in an Elise.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:15 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Wait, but then when someone asks what's that nice looking car your driving? (no matter whether it's a morris mini, insight, or fiero) You will have to say, "yes, i drive a Prius."
Nonsense. Super Seven drivers don't call their cars Cortinas... Atom drivers don't call them Civics... Elise drivers don't call them Corollas... and Evora drivers don't call them Camries.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Toyota's Hyrbrid system is so much better than Hondas.
Nonsense. Honda's system is far better, if you want a car you can actually drive instead of just steer. Or do you think you can order a Prius with manual transmission?
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Manual transmission, no.

But then with 50+ MPG, even on the "loaded" models, who needs one? -
Heck, I'll admit it; driving a Prius is the most true-to life virtual
world that you can game in. Gotta be careful though, there's no RESET button.
With a ScanGauge you can consistently win extra energy points.
You can even hack it with a PHEV kit.

I for one can live with it.

Of course, YMMV.

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Old 07-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'd go the Tesla route and put it in an Elise.
I was waiting for someone to pick one of these, I was thinking the same thing! Plus they already have a Toyota drivetrain, so I am sure it's a very simple bolt in conversion ha ha.

Anyone else notice the THX 1138 plate on the Lotus? Must be a big fan of the movie. Millner's Coupe in American Graffiti had the same plate, but I have never seen it on a European style plate!
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Manual transmission, no.

But then with 50+ MPG, even on the "loaded" models, who needs one? -
Me :-) And of course you can get 70+ mpg from an Insight.

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With a ScanGauge you can consistently win extra energy points.
You can even hack it with a PHEV kit.
The Insight's instant mpg display is far more accurate and responsive than the ScanGauge, which in my experience (I have one in my Insight) lags badly and is often wildly inaccurate WRT anything fuel-consumption related. (Though it has many other useful functions.) You can hack the Insight with MIMA, too. People have also done the PHEV hacking, though I don't know if there are kits.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I would put it in a Prius, but then put a boat-tail on it, & a more aero front. Then I would look at the gas motor of the Prius and make it lean burn, or a diesel. I would put better battery pack in it to give it 300 mile range. Finally I would cover the entire hood and roof of the car with solar panels.

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