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wife went from an aviator to a prius...

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by mrplease, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. mrplease

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    wife went from a lincoln aviator to a toyota prius.

    let just say is gonna take a little while getting use to.

    pros:
    she loves the gas mileage. from 13 mph (using premium gas) to averaging 45 so far...

    she likes the fact thats its better for the environment. she turn over a little bit of a new leaf (a greener one)

    cons:
    its not very luxury... (though its a little better once we got the leather put in)

    its tiny... she's never really liked cars (shes always had suv's)

    she wishes toyota had a pearl instead of just a white

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  2. TonyPSchaefer

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    :welcome: welcome to your wife to the Cult of the Prius!

    Ask her to put a price tag on the cons you have listed. Then see how long it will take (45mpg-13mpg(premuim)) to pay for those. If the Aviator was traded in, throw any money gained into that mix.
     
  3. darelldd

    darelldd Prius is our Gas Guzzler

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    Tiny? Maybe as compared to the SUV. There are tiny cars out there on the roads. Lots of them. The Prius isn't one of them. In general the car is WAY bigger than I need, and certainly way bigger than any solo commuter needs. Of course my primary form of transportation is a bicycle, so maybe my view is skewed a bit?
     
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    Those are nice rims!
     
  5. mrplease

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    well it is pretty tiny. i have a midsize sedan and her prius is a good 2 feet shorter than mine. its a small car. but it does surprisingly have a good size interior.
     
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    thanks! they're 18" enkei SC05
     
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    If I am not mistaken, the Prius is classed as a mid-size car.
     
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    It may look small, but interior room is as roomy as the 2000 Maxima that I traded for it, actually better back seat room. You know what they say...... don't judge a book by its cover
     
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    darelldd Prius is our Gas Guzzler

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    My "SUV" is a good two feet shorter than my Prius. I guess that makes my Rav4 a micro car!
     
  10. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Outside dimensions are not used for classifying car sizes. The Prius is considered a mid-sized sedan based on interior size.

    Many SUVs are huge on the outside, but have little usable room on the inside. Much of the volume is consumed by the frame, suspension, and huge tires.

    Tom
     
  11. onlynark

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    I think you mean huge tires, suspension and then frame....
     
  12. Ogo

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    I think that people get skewed view on its own after long time driving only in large SUVs. They do not even notice space and fuel inefficiency of them. I am an European, and yes I drove myself in first version of a Hummer 15 years ago. And first thing I noticed is, how spatially inefficient it is. It is maybe cool design to put additional armor for military use, but as a car it had less usable space inside than much smaller european cars of that time. And yes, Prius in not small car at all. But everything if of course relative.
     
  13. Husker4theSpurs

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    My mother drives an Aviator ... Lincoln made TERRIBLE use of the interior space on the Aviator ... the Prius has more room seating wise imho.

    It would be a big adjustment though ... you are right!
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    I must be missing something? I don't understand the significance of this post. I appears to reorder my unordered list, but there must be more to it than that. Help me out here.

    Tom
     
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    Just imagine she is flying a nacreous or "mother-of-pearl" cloud. Generally observed at elevations between 21 and 30 kilometers above sea level. Brilliant, rare and beautiful.
     
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    the main difference on the size is that the aviator had a third row and seated 7.

    since we have a son there is three of us, no problem with the size of the prius there. but we use to be able to pick up some friends and their son and we could all go somewhere together. me and the wife in the front, a couple in the back, and the kids in the third row. so now when we want do do this we all have to ride in separate cars. unless the friends have a third row suv (which a couple of them do have).

    so yes there is a BIG difference in size on the interior of the aviator to the prius...
     
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    Even driving three Prius's takes less gas and would seat 12 to 15.

    There are other things to get use to:

    1) A turn radius smaller than the whole mall parking lot.
    2) The much higher level of discourse at Prius Chat (except FHOPol).
    3) A vehicle that could be converted to a PHEV now.
     
  18. mrplease

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    yeah thats convenient. lets drive two prius' so we can fit the same people that one suv can.

    and i'm guessing you've never owned an aviator. because i could make a u-turn in a two lane street no problem.

    anyway, i'm not sure i even understand this post. are you talking sh*t? and if so why?
     
  19. MagneticGrayIndy

    MagneticGrayIndy 06Prius;94M Miata;65Rambler770

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    an Aviator and a Prius are two completely different animals, period.

    she would feel the same issues if she went to a Camry or Accord or (insert midsize name here)... And let's face it, it's all personal taste. I have never liked large vehicles; that's just me. It's an adjustment going from one class of vehicle to another. She'll get used to it. Especially when she learns to love the number of times she's driving her new car and there is no gas motor running at all!
     
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    I went from a quad cab 4x4...took some getting used to, but happy as hell with the Prius......right up until I hit that deer last night...ouch. Gas mileage, parking..it will grow on you. Pimp it up a bit!:eek: