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    alfon Active Member

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    Our Prius is approaching 83,000 miles and so far it has been a great car
    with an average calculated mpg of at least 50 mpg.

    But, I am looking at the new cars on the horizon, I see the C-Max, C-Max Energi,
    Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, and I am sure, and just a matter of time,
    Kia, and Hynundai will also have other hybrids instead of their current Optima / Elantra
    platforms.

    I believe there is always room to improve design and efficiency with nearly all
    man made products, and I am sure the Prius can and will be improved. I believe
    lighter Lithium type batteries is a good start for the regular Prius.

    In probably another 2-3 years we will be looking at probably buying another vehicle
    and even though we love our Prius, there should be a few more choices out there
    that we can take a long serious look at. So, I will keep an open mind.

    I wonder if many of our Prius Chat members feel the same way as I?
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    WE0H ^^My garage queen^^

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    Prius for life :) I am thinking of replacing my SUV with a Sienna someday. Those drive very nice. 23-28 mpg driven nice at posted speeds. Elantra is nice but would be awesome as a real Hybrid getting 50+ mpg. Sonata Hybrid is a can of worms the last I read about it on the Sonata forums. A regular Sonata can easily get 36-38 mpg combined calculated per tank. Elantra does 32 city and 47-48 mpg on the Interstates running posted speeds. I don't like Fords so I don't rent them :) I also think eventually other brands will catch on to Toyota's awesome Hybrid system and design real Hybrids that get way better mpg's than the regular gasser versions of their cars. Prius is special though; the killer Prius magnet drew me away from the other cars last spring :)

    Mike
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    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    I just did. My 2009 was hit be a semi trailer from behind down the passenger side. (I had no passengers)

    I have a new 2012 Prius v now. By preference I would have waited for a Prius v PHV in a couple of years.
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    bisco cookie crumbler

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    just bought my third so i guess that answers your question. but if there are more available next time around, i'll take a look. we thought about the fusion hybrid for my wife's hycam, but she drove the regular fusion and thought camry was much more comfortable and refined.
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    Roland1555 Senior Member

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    Of course when the time comes for me, a long way off yet I hope, I'll take a look at what else is out there that would be competitive to the Prius. However, I'm going to say that I strongly suspect that this 2010 ATP will be replaced with another Prius.

    I only hope that in addition to advancements in efficiency by that time, there will also be some advancements in noise control; as in certain situations I would be happy if my Prius would be better isolated from road noise.

    Perhaps it would be just a case of using the existing factory sound system to electronically cancel out noise as is done with other vehicles already. Don't think that would add to the weight and hurt fuel economy.

    Can't beat the car for everything else though, so another round for me.

    Roland
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    Prius all the way. Love this car!!!
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    Judgeless Senior Member

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    My 2010 IV will be 3 years old in Oct. It has over 92,000 miles and zero repairs. I plan on keeping it until 300,000 miles. If kept clean the car will always look new.

    Here are pics I used to sell my last car that I put 305,000 miles on. I sold it for $5,000 in great condition. Toyotas are built to last.

    4Runner Pictures taken 09-30-09

    I would buy another Prius or what ever Totoya might have out that gets better MPG's in 6-7 years.
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    John H Senior Member

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    I would be the odd one ... I still have the 07 Prius (daughter drives it) but I decided on the Volt a few months ago and am pretty happy with it.

    If Toyota starts building the Prius or PiP in the US I might get another one.
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    wanaset Junior Member

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    This is my first Prius and I love it. The only other Hybrid car that I have driven is the Ford Fusion and it does not compare to the Prius. We had a hard time climbing up 7,000 feet elevation which my Prius did with ease. Not only that, Ford's hybrid system seems very lackluster. Hopefully the 2013 Ford Fusion (2nd generation hybrid system) is much better.
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    alfon Active Member

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    How do you do it??? Looks like a new vehicle....
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    MiMitten Junior Member

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    After driving my daughter's 2012 Prius 3 nearly 3,000 miles this spring, I was a convert! Sold my nearly new Jeep -- which averaged 14 to 16 mpg -- and bought a Prius 4. I absolutely love this car!
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    I'm on my second one so yes.

    I've looked at all the other offerings and none fit my needs as well as the Prius. The C-Max is promising BUT it is very bland looking and that big hump for the battery in the cargo area kills it for me. Especially the Energi. The Volt backseat is basically useless for cargo and/or a dog so. :(
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    Judgeless Senior Member

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    I wash it every week and keep it in a heated garage. That makes a big differnce.
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    sfv41901 Blizzard Brigade #164

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    Welcome the the Prius family.

    I'm on My 2nd Prius so I will cont with a 3rd cause the Prius is already a great car & with time it will cont to get better.
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    cwerdna Senior Member

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    Yes, probably. However, I have no plans to be in the market for one until Gen 4 or so.

    Right now, if my Prius were to suddenly be totaled for some reason, it'd be replaced by either a new/lightly used Gen 3 liftback or possibly a PiP or a '12'/'13 HyCam (I miss having more power). I might be open to a '13 FFH.
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    kammssss Member

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    How can anyone go wrong with buying a pretty affordable car that can get you to 200k without too many repairs? I would definitely get another one with my current financial situation. A Volt would be great, too, but it is nearly twice as much as a stock Prius.
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    El Dobro A Member

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    I hope it's a long time before I even think about it. :D
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    ItsNotAboutTheMoney EditProfOptInfoCustomUser Title

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    Yes, with caveats.

    If I had to replace my Prius right now I'd take a good look at the Prius c because a subcompact would really be enough for almost all of our needs and it's better except on the 65mph Interstate. But it would need to pass the wife test.

    In a few months I'd take a good look at the C-Max Hybrid because it's made in the USA and longer term (assuming I'm still living in the USA) I wouldn't buy a Gen 4 that isn't made here. They were going to assemble in Miss and they made a bad decision not to.
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    PruisAz Member

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    The other comparable sized hybrids just aren't getting the same mileage as the Prius autos. I can't believe people are paying those hefty hybid premiums on cars that still only get 35-40mpg.
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Right now there are only two choices: Tesla's Model S or Toyota's Prius. GM, Ford, Honda & Hyundai have created negative impressions so there is zero chance I'm buying something from them. I do believe we are on the edge of an exploding EV selection (if not market) so there's no telling what will be available for sale several years out.
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