FORD VS TOYOTA and TOYOTA IS WINNING

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by GoliathMV, Feb 17, 2021.

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  1. Toyota

    12 vote(s)
    92.3%
  2. Ford

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Tesla is in my future or anything electrified

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  1. fotomoto

    fotomoto Senior Member

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    +1. Mine has been very reliable too. It was the first vehicle in many years that I decided to get an extended warranty: expired with zero claims.:confused:
     
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  2. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    As far as the poll?
    I'm in for "D" - None of the Above.

    Comparing a Prius with a Mustang is sorta like grading an essay contest between our former and current Presidents.
    I'm pretty sure it isn't an apples-apples comparison. ;)
    You live in New YOWK!!
    You drive less than 10,000 miles a year, and it sounds like your Mustang's clutch problem is the squishy thing between the seat and the steering wheel.
    I'm no fan of FoMoCo and unlike a previous poster, if somebody gave me one and threw in a tank of gas I would drive it a little before a buyer came along....BUT.....I'm thinking that they get a pass on this one.

    I'm guessing you don't live upstate.
    The reason I say this is most people that don't live in boroughs will either say "upstate" or list the city.
    I'm just guessing again here, but traffic might be a little more dense where you sleep at night.
    If you know how to drive a car with a clutch, that's no problem. Clutches - even most poorly designed ones, do not wear out when they're fully engaged or fully disengaged.
    BUT!!!
    If you're one of those "in-between" sorta folks......they can wear out fairly fast, and even if you're one of 'those' drivers....I checked and the street price for a 'stang clutch replacement is about $1200 so there's something else going on with your car, and (guessing again here!) It may not be a design or workmanship issue.

    It works this way with brakes too. ;)

    Most Americans are abysmally poor drivers..and yet if you ask them THEY THINK (on average) that they're slightly above average.
    Gambling works this way too....which is why they build all of those Yuuuge casinos when almost everyone walks out "a little ahead."


    As far as taking a $30,000 loss?
    It's not a loss.
    You used a car for 6 years and you may not have gotten the best bang for your buck.

    Sell it and get on with your life.

    Check the oil regularly on the Prius, and consider changing your oil every 5,000 miles instead of every 10,000.

    In a year or two start reading up on EGR and head gaskets.

    ALL Vehicles have their warts. ;)

    Good Luck!
     
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  3. PriusCamper

    PriusCamper Senior Member

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    Seems like the Netherlands would be an extremely difficult place to own and operate a big SUV?
     
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