Featured As Camry and Prius sales tumble, Toyota ramps up SUVs like the RAV4 and Highlander

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by Marine Ray, May 17, 2017.

  1. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    I've heard AND seen those spots ... radio & tv. The tag line was something like, "room for another hybrid? or room for a better hybrid ... "
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    found the ad;
    catchy tune too
    2017 Hyundai Ioniq TV Commercial, 'Hybrid Blues' - iSpot.tv
    it's actually not bad ... taking a humerus dig at the Prius.
    bad karma for the anti plugin ads Lexus ran a while back?
    ;)
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  2. Montgomery

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    It is very apparent that the war is real between Hyundai and Toyota......makes me want to test drive one.
     
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    bwilson4web 03 and 10 Prius

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    Sales shows the Hyundai is making a presence but there is another: Dashboard Summary April 2017 | PriusChat
    • #2 Fusion hybrid
    • #4 RAV4
    • #5 Niro hybrid
    • #6 Prius Prime (my choice)
    • #8 Accord hybrid
    • #9 Camry hybrid
    • #10 Golf Sportwagon diesel (recall fixed)
    • #11 Ioniq hybrid
    To help focus the search, do a requirements analysis:
    • Mandatory - without this, the car is not even in consideration
      • In our case, TSS-P or equal (i.e., dynamic cruise control and collision avoidance)
    • Optional - these can get assigned a score to calculate how well it meets your needs
      • seat count
      • volume
      • city MPG
      • highway MPG
      • color
      • creature comforts
      • purchase price
      • if you expect other drivers to look at your car with envy
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  4. hill

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    What ..... no value consideration for 'handling' & acceleration ?

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    bwilson4web 03 and 10 Prius

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    My first car, 1966 VW MicroBus:
    • replaced cross-bias tires with radials and almost flipped it on a clover leaf when the expected pause and understeer was gone
    • 1500cc engine, 6V electrical
      • rebuilt alternator in Salt Lake City camping at RV park
    • rebuilt engine after family member had shop rag go into cooling impeller
      • permatex left a permanent leak so I didn't really have to change the oil
    • replaced vacuum advance with centrifugal distributor
    • replaced stock exhaust with header
    • carried tools, spare parts, and folded cardboard ground cover
      • spare set of plugs and grit cleaner to swap as needed
      • parked 'on curb' to adjust valve backlash
    • used 'blue book' to track mileage
    • engine and transmission in rear ... like our BMW i3-REx
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  6. Prodigyplace

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    I thought your broken engine mount was under the hood. Or do you drive in reverse all the time? :eek:
     
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    bwilson4web 03 and 10 Prius

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    The BMW motor and engine are in the rear with the drive wheels. It is close to the same volume as the MicroBus. Google it up. This is why I think VW has become the new GM.

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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    And if you still had that Microbus, you could have gotten a Model S in place of the BMW or picked up an Ioniq just for experimenting.
     
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    bwilson4web 03 and 10 Prius

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    In 1975, the loose steering was making it a safety hazard and body rust was always the enemy. DC had implemented inspections so it was a matter of time.

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    Ford is not only in the list, but at the top............jeesh, just when I was trying to maintain my dislike of them.............LoL
     
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