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Old 11-05-2011, 01:55 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I 'mnot in total agreement with the Volt being much more refined or upscale than the Prius interior. Apple to apples, the higher trim package Prius easily competes with the Volt interior and costs less. With the new plastics and leather the 2012 Prius is much nicer than previous models. I've had the opportunity to examine both vehicles up close during the 2011 Green Dive Expo Bay Area event. The Volt is indeed nice, however, I could never justify the price or environmental benefits compared to a high mpg hybrid unless I drove under 50miles a day and lived in an area were coal power was either drastically reduced or was produced in a new cleaner plant. Volt emissions are not the greatest either if you have to drive in charge sustain mode.

That being said, most Volt owners are very happy with their cars and they are drastically reducing their fuel use so I applaud them for that!
2012 Prius Three with Solar Roof - Blizzard Pearl w/dark gray interior: Prius Plug-In 15" Wheels | Michelin Energy Saver A/S 195/65/15 tires | TRD Lowering Springs | WeatherTech FloorLiners | Scangauge II | Morimoto/DDM HIDs 5000K | Clazzio Leather Seat Covers | Best Tank: 71.7mpg@702miles | Best Trip: 95.9mpg@233miles
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