Your Last Car Before Your Prime

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by EyePrime, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. huskers

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  2. Nic Steussy

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    2010 VW Tdi Jetta Sportwagen. 6MT. It was a lovely car.
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    Dieselgate; turned in back in to VW and spent the money on the Prime.
     
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    Had citroen xantia 2.1L td. 5.8L/100km or >44 mpg diesel. So kind of efficient ( but not clean ;). I loved the hydropneumatic suspension and really miss it. But i could not bring it to USA as the brake system was not intependent. Making it illegal in america. (Law Rubbishness: google it). The comfort of the prius Prime is pretty close, though not as smooth. Also that car was 275000km 14 y old. Had to sell it for 300 euros. Broke my heart as it was worth more just with the almost new tires.

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  4. Old Bear

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    And I thought I was the only one who went from a Cadillac STS to a Prius Prime.

    I had a 2009 STS with the Northstar V8 and AWD. It was a GM "executive car" which had every possible option installed. When I bought it, it was eight months old and had about 6,000 miles on it. It came with a GM full five year warranty which I later extended (thank god) until I traded the car in for the Prime last August.

    This STS was anything but fuel efficient. But it was nice to drive and I considered the cost of gas to be "an entertainment tax." :LOL:

    2009-STS.jpg

    Yes... that was the 2009 sticker price -- which is equal to about $81,872 in 2017 dollars!

    What's really interesting, however, is the numerous 2009 Cadillac state-of-the-art features and options which are standard on the 2017 Prius Prime:

    * Premium Sound System
    * Satellite Radio
    * AM/FM Stereo
    * Auxiliary Audio Input

    CD Player
    CD Changer

    * Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    * Hands-free Cell Phone Operation
    * Telematics
    * Navigation System
    * Navigation from Telematics
    * Touch-Screen Console Display
    * Heads-Up Display
    * Driver Air Bag
    * Passenger Air Bag
    * Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    * Side Air Bag
    * Side Head Air Bag
    * Rear Head Air Bag

    HID headlights
    * Daytime Running Lights
    * Fog Lamps
    * Automatic Headlights On
    * Automatic High/Low Beam
    * Electrochromic auto-dim rear-view mirror
    * Power Driver Mirror
    * Power Passenger Mirror

    Mirror Memory
    Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror

    * Blind Spot Detection
    * Lane Assist
    * Adaptive Cruise Control
    * Rear Parking Aid
    * Climate Control
    * Dual Zone A/C
    * Rear Defrost
    * Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    * Rain Sensing Wipers
    * Driver Vanity Mirror
    * Passenger Vanity Mirror
    * Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    * Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    * Bucket Seats

    Leather Seats
    * Power Driver Seat
    * Driver Lumbar
    * Heated Driver Seat
    * Cooled Driver Seat
    * Driver Seat Memory

    Power Passenger Seat
    Passenger Lumbar

    * Heated Passenger Seat
    Cooled Passenger Seat
    Heated Rear Seat

    * Keyless Entry
    * Keyless Start
    * Power Windows
    * Power Door Locks
    * Child Safety Locks
    * Remote Trunk Release
    * Universal Garage Door Opener
    * Remote Engine Start
    * Power Steering
    * Heated Steering Wheel
    * Adjustable Steering Wheel
    * Steering Wheel Controls
    * Electronic Stability Control
    * Brake Assist
    * 4-Wheel ABS
    * 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    * Traction Control
    * Aluminum Alloy Wheels
    * Tire Pressure Monitoring System

    All Wheel Drive
    Tires - Front Performance
    Tires - Rear Performance
    Compact Spare Tire
    Theft Alarm

    * Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Privacy Glass

    * Front Floor Mats
    * Rear Floor Mats

    Sun/Moon Roof
    Sunroof Sunshield
    Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
    GM OnStar® Safe+Sound®

    The items marked with a * and shown in red are included on the Prime. The others are not.

    The Prime, of course, has quad LED headlamps instead of the High-Intensity Discharge, a USB/MP3 player instead of the CD player/changer, Toyota Safety-Connect instead of GM OnStar Safe+Sound, and the very credible synthetic SofTex® instead of leather.

    In addition, the Prime has a rear-view back-up camera, parking proximity sensors, a Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charger, rear cross-traffic detect, and a number of other features not available from Cadillac in 2009.

    Finally, I need to note that I am a bear-sized bear. Amazingly, the Prime has pretty much the same leg room, head room, and shoulder space for the driver.

    And as I haven't put any gas into the Prime since last November, I get all of the above without "the entertainment tax" -- and any environmental benefits are just a bragging-rights bonus.
     
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  5. 1x1

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  6. Oniki

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    Was it efficient
    Compared to ... what ?

    Make/Model/Year
    Prius (V)agon 2012

    Why you bought it at the time.
    Traded in a Lexus CT200h for more cargo space

    Did you trade it in
    No, private sale for $10k

    Were you considering the new year of the same model
    No, it was sacrificed to the *EV gods. My end game is a Tesla but amazing tax credits let me buy the Prime while waiting. The Prime is a REALLY good car and outstanding value ... but it is not the car I want.
     
  7. Nancy S

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    2008 Prius touring. 89k miles sold it a year ago privately no mainenance issues at all...only keep cars 8-10 years. Waited for the Prime to be available because it was the only Toyota that qualified for reassignment of our carpool licence plate.
     
  8. aveach

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    Was it efficient:
    Haha no, not really... especially compared to my Prime.

    Make/Model/Year:
    Porsche Cayman S 2007

    Why you bought it at the time:
    My previous daily driver was a 2007 Lotus Exige S. I needed something a bit more... practical.

    Did you trade it in:
    No. I sold it private party for much more than any dealer was willing to pay for it.

    Were you considering the new year of the same model:
    I would love another Cayman! It was seriously one of the best all-around cars I've ever owned/driven. (I've owned: Mustang Bullitt, RSX-S, STi, Exige S, '77 911 Targa). It was comfortable, it was quick, it turned heads all the time, it got ok milage, I could literally take it to Costco and fill it with an entire basket of groceries. The real issue was it only had 2 seats and I needed something that would fit at least one car seat :)
     
  9. JMalmsteen

    JMalmsteen I love my Prius!

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    Everything was wrong with it by 60k, would have cost more to fix it than they would give me in a trade.

    Was it efficient? No.
    Why I bought it? It's a beautiful car.
    Did you trade it? It's sitting in front of my house.
    Were you considering the next year model? No more expensive unreliable cars. No .
     
  10. 2015BlizzardPriusFour

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    Yes

    2015 Prius 4

    Had a 2011 Prius 2 we loved, but the 0% interest and specials they offered brought our payment down by $100/month

    Yes

    We got it (sort of)



    iPad ?
     
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  11. Lee Jay

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    2004 Prius - averaged 52mpg over its life. Traded in for Prime.
    1988 Mazda MX-6 GT Turbo - averaged about 35mpg. Sold this last weekend.
     
  12. Rogie

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    I had a 2014 Chevy Silverado. 17 MPG’s.

    Because I needed a truck for work.

    Sold privately.

    Wanted a fuel efficient car with the legendary reliability of a Toyota since I drive about 35,000 miles a year. Almost bought a RAV4 Hybrid but I was then told about the Prime Federal Rebate and the fuel economy. Now if I need a truck I can just rent one from Home Depot or UHaul.
     
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    Was it efficient: Very
    Make/Model/Year: 2017 Prius Four Touring
    Why you bought it at the time: It replaced a 2012 Prius Five w/ATP
    Did you trade it in: Sold outright
    Were you considering the new year of the same model: Same year, "upgraded" to Prius Prime Advanced

    Almost 3 weeks into the change. Loving the moonstone interior in lieu of the monochromatic black scheme in the Four Touring. Missing blizzard pearl, though. Thought we should get something a little different as to not have the same thing twice in a row, but I've learned I really prefer it. Nothing against classic silver fans - it's a nice color. I also miss the 17" wheels from the Four Touring.
     
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    Currently have 15 Odyssey and 09 Accord. Prime is the 3rd car. I need 3 cars for next 6 years as kids would start to drive.
     
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    Smart move, you save at least $3800/year even if you don't charge the Prime at all.
     
  16. a_gray_prius

    a_gray_prius Rare Non-Old-Blowhard Priuschat Member

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    The last car we bought before the Prime was a Model S. Would have bought another Tesla (it's an OK car, and a p85dl would have been acceptably priced), but we felt treated quite poorly so that became out of the question.
     
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    2014 Ford F-250 King Ranch 6.7L Turbodiesel Pickup Truck. 15 mpg all day long!
     
  18. Rogie

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    I know! I charge at night and at charge work with a 110 MGP since I bought it nearly 2 weeks ago. My first Prius and likely not my last.
     
  19. EyePrime

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    Wow lots of cars!
     
  20. EazyPeazy

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    No, not efficient
    VW Tiguan S 2010 Initial launch
    165K Miles. Engine coolant started leaking
    Yep. Traded it in.
    No intention of buying another one. Premium gas for a compact SUV...not ever again.
     
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