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pow
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8th May 11 at 17:39   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

After Dad (and I!) stacked about 110k on his Mk II Prius in just over 2 years (he got it in Feb 09), his company replaced it with a new one for him:







We discovered that the last one wasn't really up to it's eco claims, averaging about 49MPG throughout it's life, making my Alfa just if not more economical. This one however has shocked us - this is 70/30 Motorway/Town driving:



It's not over estimating by much either!

It's 100000000 times nicer to drive, nicer to sit in and loads more toys than the last one... doesn't look as offensive either. My fav toy has to be the keyless entry, unlock, start and lock the car with the key in your pocket

It will ofcourse be my 5 star accomodation for PVS.

I'd like to say this is by far not his first choice but it ticks all the boxes for him, automatic, cruise control and higher than a 1 series. He likes the satnav as well.
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8th May 11 at 17:42   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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8th May 11 at 17:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Are those rich motherfucking tea biscuits?
BarnshaW
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whenever i drive past your house that matey next door with the white van is always out front doing something
AndyKent
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Surely though a Golf diesel is just as economical.

I managed 60mpg average to and from Thruxton last week, and half of that was doing 80 on the M3/M1.

No town driving, but still.
Nath
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8th May 11 at 17:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Were the wheels lifted off a shopping trolley?
Steve
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8th May 11 at 17:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the mpg isnt good enough to warrant driving such a boring to drive and boring to look at car imo
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8th May 11 at 17:54   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

gttdi Golfs are amazing on fuel, 50+mpg is no problem for them
IvIarkgraham
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8th May 11 at 17:55   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks cheap and tacky
Jambo
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8th May 11 at 17:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I saw a black one the other say it had whimsy black alloys and I actually double glanced because I thought it looked nice and didn't know what it was. Was gutted when it turned out to be a Prius
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8th May 11 at 17:57   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My Golf does 50+

[Edited on 08-05-2011 by VegasPhil]


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VegasPhil
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8th May 11 at 17:58   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

On topic. I saw an Auris on full electric mode the other day. All you can hear is the tyre noise. Was so strange to watch driving past me and out of the road.

Plus I wonder in anyone has been run over by one yet


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Tomnova16
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8th May 11 at 18:02   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They are 1000 times better than the first
nice and easy to drive too.
Nothing special though


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Colin
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8th May 11 at 18:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I thought these were just for nob head celebs & god botherers so they could boast about being environmental

Wouldnt have one even if it done 200mpg!!
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8th May 11 at 18:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Jesus wept
Nath
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Why have hybrids got to looks so shit? Why couldn't something normal like a Focus be a base for a hybrid. It's like that stupid thing Honda made with half the rear wheel covered over.
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8th May 11 at 18:11   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

One actually overtook me not long back and it didn't make a fucking sound as it went by, weird really...seeing a car overtake you and make no sound.
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8th May 11 at 18:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Nath
Why have hybrids got to looks so shit? Why couldn't something normal like a Focus be a base for a hybrid. It's like that stupid thing Honda made with half the rear wheel covered over.


See Colins statement for reason they look shit.
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8th May 11 at 18:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You're right it is nothing special but costs him 1/3rd of a Golf diesel that would not average 60MPG at 80. He's happy that's what matters
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8th May 11 at 18:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It would though, I've done it.
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8th May 11 at 18:21   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

His 2.0 TDI Audi managed 45MPG over 150k doing mostly 80 on the cruise control for most of it's life.

There's no denying he's been fucked over car wise, his 2005 policy was the best, any car with 5 doors upto 20k, now he gets a list with a handful of VW's and Toyotas on it.

[Edited on 08-05-2011 by pow]
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8th May 11 at 18:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

that is awful mpg considering the 1.6 tdci i work on claim 60+mpg and the 1.4 tdci's claim 70+ mpg.
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8th May 11 at 18:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Claimed though... no-one ACTUALLY gets that

The book figure for the prius is 64 I think.
Colin
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Think i'd have a golf bluemotion over one of them.
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8th May 11 at 18:30   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Alright guys give over he's happy with his daily hack.

[Edited on 08-05-2011 by pow]

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