Expert: Head-turning hybrid has good performance

Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by daveleeprius, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. daveleeprius

    daveleeprius Heh heh heh you think so?

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    (AOL Autos) -- Some car companies just can't leave well enough alone. After all, if you have the best-selling car eight of the past nine years, have projections to sell 420,000 more next year and your new model has won just about every automotive award available, except the Indy 500 Milk Bottle, why would you place the engineering equivalent of a graffiti mustache on it?


    Toyota has three reasons for creating a new hybrid version of their wildly popular Camry. First, Toyota is out to retain and expand its reputation for leadership in hybrid technology that started with the "It Ain't Easy being Green" Prius.

    Read more here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/wayoflife/1...brid/index.html
     
  2. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    I saw this one earlier today. Pretty cool that the car "experts" are finally starting to get it.

    Tom
     
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    TonyPSchaefer Your Friendly Moderator
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    Did they say 40/38 EPA?

    And they got 34MPG claiming that's "generous enough"?

    I'll take it!!
    Beats the crap out of my wife's 24MPG Buick.
     
  4. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    lol.

    Hmm.. the Camry doesn't have reclining rear seats. It's the XLE model that gets it.

    8 secs isn't that bad actually. That matches the performance of the old 3.0 litre V6 in 0-60 times.
     
  5. V8Cobrakid

    V8Cobrakid Green Handyman

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    i see them all the time .. .both those and the prius. awesome cars. i want the hybrid with the upgraded audio system. :)
     
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    nerfer A young senior member

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    So have they fixed the boxy protrusion in the trunk for the traction drive batteries? At least to the point where it makes sense to be able to fold down the left back seat?
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(V8Cobrakid @ Nov 8 2007, 11:56 PM) [snapback]537154[/snapback]</div>
    have you heard the JBL Audio on the TCH? It's supposedly quite good. Oddly enough, I've test driven it 3 times and never once thought I about trying out the audio system :(. (it was with different people so I had to shown them the features each time).

    Ou 02 XLE with the JBL sounded quite good (better than the Prius actually).
     
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