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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
I like buying someone else's used EV because you tend to end up about $10,000 ahead.
I never thought of that. I would be too scared of adopting something not put together right, but I guess a good look over would make it less risky.

According to Plug-In Conversion Kits for Prius, Escape, Highlander, Camry | Plug-In Supply the top EV speed can be raised in hybrids:
From our first lead-acid systems onwards we gave customers the ability to drive in pure EV mode faster than 34 MPH.
I will agree that the Prius is the most cost effective option, but in my opinion they are too fug-ugly. I am talking about the gen 2 version. The most recent one isn't bad, and the Prius V is actually pretty good.

I can't believe how low the prices of brand new ones have become.
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