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Old 07-18-2008, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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"Honda, if your reading, you forgot the rear wheel covers. And Toyota if you are reading you should install rear wheel covers to beat Honda to the punch."

Yes wheel covers are a no brainer for a 'free' mpg or two on the highway. I wonder if they were made removable, if that would help the neanderthals in the public accept the car? I wonder if the EPA would allow their cD value to be used in fuel economy ratings?

Anyway, when I saw that picture, two things popped into my head:

1) They are all using the same math. That's the reason the Russian space shuttle looks remarkably like ours.

2) The people who disguise these cars are purposefully trying to have a little fun with us and they tacked on shapes to make this thing look like the current Prius.

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Old 07-18-2008, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hi folks,

This picture shows the unnamed Honda next to a Prius:

They are close, that's for sure, but there are subtle differences -- and I'm sure thee masking makes it tough to judge.
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Hmmm... I wonder about the price...
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Hi,

When they announced it, Honda said it would be the lowest price hybrid available in the USA.

They also mentioned that they were intending to have a hybrid version be ~$1,900 higher than the regular version -- so for the Fit, it will be ~$18,000-19,000? The model in the spy shots is a hybrid only model, so we only have the statement about it being less money than the Prius.
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That is good news. I hope that they can start a price war with the Prius.
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They did a remakable job of hiding what is a very distinctive tail by making it look more like the Prius.



I'm not sure a price war will erupt since they will sell every one of these they make. There will be long waiting lists.

I sometimes wonder if Toyota actually makes any money on the Prius.

On closer inspection it look like htey literally grafted a Prius rear hatch on it to hide it.

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They did a remakable job of hiding what is a very distinctive tail by making it look more like the Prius.



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Old 07-19-2008, 12:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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That almost looks like cadillac styling. Im looking forward to seeing a larger array of fuel efficient vehicles on the road though
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The front end kinda looks like a VW Passat and that front door is huge!!!! Ya it looks like it is going head to head in that photo with the Prius and the Civic Hybrid. The rear doors look dnagerous aswell because there is an awefull lot of door hanging from the top there were the masking tape is. As if to cover up a window. If you don't pay attention you could knock yourself out with it.

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