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Old 11-20-2017, 04:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How many cars are available with manual transmissions?

Not that I could afford a new car, but where is my motivation?

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It costs more and gets worse gas mileage. It must be better.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I never tried driving off-road or on snow in my Subaru, but I got stuck anyway!
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My dad rented a Prius V in Canada in winter last year and he absolutely loved it. Maybe the used ones won't keep their value and he can get one.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Straying a bit off topic, but I'm not sure what the point is of a version of the Prius that only gets 41mpg. Maybe it defeated itself and has little to do with CUVs.
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Straying a bit off topic, but I'm not sure what the point is of a version of the Prius that only gets 41mpg. Maybe it defeated itself and has little to do with CUVs.
It may be a "Prius" (43mpg city), but it has about the same interior passenger and cargo space as a Ford Escape SUV (23mpg city) or Mazda 5 "minivan" (21mpg city), and considerably more than a Chevy Equinox CUV (21mpg city).
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #18 (permalink)
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This Prius I recently got is easily the largest car I have ever owned. The interior space is bonkers.

I never saw the inside of a V but I imagine it could only be bigger. WHY would you need anything bigger, unless you needed three row seating or a load bed that is just THAT big? Drop the seats in a regular Prius and the load bed is at least as big as a Subaru Baja, how much bigger in a V? 67.something cubes, as good as some crossovers.

Is it the lack of AWD that killed it?
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It may be a "Prius" (43mpg city), but it has about the same interior passenger and cargo space as a Ford Escape SUV (23mpg city) or Mazda 5 "minivan" (21mpg city), and considerably more than a Chevy Equinox CUV (21mpg city).
IIRC it was quoted to be roomier than the Rav4 that's been pushed as an indirect replacement.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:40 AM   #20 (permalink)
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CUVs have come a long way. My company rented me a Ford Escape a while back and doing nothing special aside from a few extra psi in the tires and cruise control at 65, I recorded 36mpg. That's with some windows down/sunroof open time followed by AC use and alleged acceleration burts and rubber-slaying. Got about 10 miles of slower mild hypermiling at 49mpg at the end. For a vehicle with 240hp which could allegedly do 100yd burnouts, and handle as well as it did, the case for the Prius V is a bit difficult.

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