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Old 12-28-2009, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Makes about as much sense as me hypermiling an F40 Ferrari.

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Makes about as much sense as me hypermiling an F40 Ferrari.

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you got a F40????????

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Old 12-28-2009, 11:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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LOL, no I don't. I used to work at a Ferrari and Mercedes dealership in Arlington, Va.

They had an Egyptian mechanic that weighed 85 pounds and he could climb into the engine compartment of a Ferrari and listen to the engine while another mechanic test drove the car, with the hood (or trunk if you want to call it that) closed!

1983-4.

Last car I ordered parts for was a 300 SL roadster that belonged to Paul Mellon. The grille assembly was $3500 new.

I own a 02 Insight and a 94 VX, all the cars I need. Take it easy and enjoy the RIDE .

Both have less than 54 k original miles.

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Old 12-30-2009, 03:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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kinda off topic but; i always see priuses(?) speeding on the 5 north at like 85 mph every time i head to sacramento
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It is my impression as well that many Prii are driven like they are stolen.

At least, when I speculate on what that type of person likely drove previously (Yuckon, Cadillac, etc.) they are doing less damage than before.
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In the same programme ("of practical everyday advice" they put a gallon of fuel into 4-5 supercars to see which one would go the furthest. Can't remember the result of that one.

TG did do a "hypermiling" article or at least economical driving feature on driving from Basel to Blackpool in 3 diesel cars - Polo Bluemotion, Subaru Legacy Diesel and a Jaguar XJ Diesel. All except the Legacy made it and that (IMHO) is because Captain Slow took the wrong route. They were impressed especially at the Jag which Mr Clarkson drove badly (higher speed, A/C on full etc.) because he wanted it to run out about halfway, which was near to his house.

Which leads to my second point. In real day to day driving I have yet to find a Prius owner here who can match the official MPG figures. OK they don't hypermile. At the same time owners of Diesels can regularly beat the official figures with little effort. Same true of road tests, quite a few of them comment that it doesn't match up too. A little like that Civic hybrid case that was here a few days ago.

I think my next eco car will not feature Hybrid tech but will remain an oil burner, probably a 1.4 ish.
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It is my impression as well that many Prii are driven like they are stolen.
Or like the driver is high, transporting drugs, and trying to ditch the cops?
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Or like the driver is high, transporting drugs, and trying to ditch the cops?
Haha. That's common. Most probably to get rid of their car loaning agent
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Makes about as much sense as me hypermiling an F40 Ferrari.

...or a 6.0L V8 Trailblazer SS

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