What category car did your Prius replace?

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Zythryn, Mar 29, 2015.

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  1. Economy car (32mpg or better)

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  2. Regular old sedan (24-31mpg)

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Gas guzzler sedan (23mpg or less)

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Sports//luxury (BMW/Audi/etc)

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  5. Another Prius

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  6. Other hybrid

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  7. Plugin (Leaf, Volt, etc)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Truck/SUV

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  9. None (added to "fleet", first car, etc)

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Zythryn

    Zythryn Senior Member

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    I realized after I asked this at plugin forums, I should ask here as well.
    We replaced a Lexus IS250 and a Saturn ION when we bought our Prii.

    If I missed a category, or you want to add anything please feel free to comment.
    There are some really fun car replacement stories out there.
     
  2. HeavyUser

    HeavyUser Junior Member

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    13' Civic Si for a 14' Prius C3
     
  3. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    2001 Porsche Boxster and 2001 Honda CRV. We keep cars 10-11 years.

    Consider "other" and "2-cars (explain)" categories.
     
  4. Zythryn

    Zythryn Senior Member

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    You can vote twice if you have two Prii.
    I forgot Other, and hadn't considered a line item for the Prius replacing multiple vehicles, that would have been good:(
     
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sand Pounder

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    Coming from an 06 Civic Hybrid.
     
  6. mmmodem

    mmmodem Senior Taste Tester

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    I came from a trouble free 2006 Civic LX. I drive a lot so I remember hypermiling to 45 mpg to try to make the tank last 1 week. Now with the PiP, the tank lasts 8 or 9 days. It's a constant bother as it disrupts my weekly fuel up cadence.

    Gotta love first world problems.
     
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  7. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    My 2004 replaced the Royal Barge when we got the 2010.
    [​IMG]

    Bill the Engineer
     
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    I selected "Other" since my 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 did not get 32 mpg or greater.
     
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  9. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

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    Sadly, I selected another Prius, as I failed to miss a semi who ran a red light.
     
  10. Zythryn

    Zythryn Senior Member

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    Ouch! Very happy you are here to post :eek:
     
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    Blizzard_Persona Senior Member

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    1-My Persona replaced a 2014 Dodge Charger RT Plus.

    2-My v (wife's car) replaced a 2014 Toyota Rav4.
     
  12. El Dobro

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    I drove TDIs and replaced the last one with a Prius.
     
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    The Prius v replaced (for most purposes but the last few infrequently used seats and cubic feet) a Dodge Grand Caravan.
     
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    45 mpg is damn good for a regular Civic. More like Civic Hybrid territory.:oops:
     
  15. Patrick_Roderick

    Patrick_Roderick Junior Member

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    my 2014 prius two replaced my 05 SRT-4. reason I changed was because I had a new baby and needed to save money on gas and needed something more safe.

    Nexus 6 ?
     
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    Bob Wilson
     
  17. SageBrush

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    My first Prius replaced a 10 year old Honda Civic that was running great and getting 40 MPG.
    Naive, I didn't expect to ever buy a car. But after Medical School I took a job too far away for public transport and bought my first car when I was 29 years old.

    Nowadays I can appreciate great engineering, but I still look forward to every day that the car stays parked.
     
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    :LOL:I used to point and laugh at hybrid drivers for driving their ugly cars with no power. I was getting the same fuel economy as them. Now I realized without plugging in, I get 66 mpg and with plugging in up to 100 mpg according to the read out anyway. Now I point and laugh at fools idling away cash in non carpool lanes. :p
     
  19. Jon Hagen

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    My gen 3 Prius liftback replaced a Mopar minivan. I thought we would miss the cargo room of the van. It has not been the case so far, I did not realize how much room a hatchback with folding rear seats has. Recently hauled a large 4 drawer dresser and 4 bags of groceries with no problems making it all fit. :) Mini van 25 mpg, Prius 50+ mpg.
     
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  20. fuzzy1

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    My 2010 Prius replaced a 1986 Honda Accord Hatchback, which was still very efficient even by then-2009 non-hybrid standards, but was obsolete for safety reasons.

    That Accord reappeared in my neighborhood a couple years later, just six blocks away. Last I talked to its owner, about two months ago, it was still running reasonably well and was close to rolling over 300k miles.

    That Prius also displaced about 50% of the use of a '97 Subaru wagon.
     
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