Posted by Mike Rosenberg on March 23, 2007, 12:53 pm
Why do people keep making this comparison? I'm assuming that, as is
usually the case, the OP is comparing the Prius to a cheap subcompact
car, and the Prius isn't one. It has a considerably larger passenger
compartment and comes standard with air conditioner, automatic
transmission, power doors and windows, and other items you'd pay extra
for in a typical subcompact.
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Posted by Ike on March 23, 2007, 11:00 pm
Mike Rosenberg wrote:
Sure - my '04 (bought in Oct '03 with every possible feature) came with
extraordinary features - Bluetooth, nav, speech recognition, garage door
opener in the mirror, and much more.
Within a month it had add-on leather interior, 100# of soundproofing, a
separate computer, upgraded audio, and other features... It compares
well to a mid-size 'luxury sedan', but gets 44mpg and has much higher tech.
Also, I paid the $50 for a 100k/7Y warranty, but think this car might
run for a long, long time without fault.
Posted by Ashton Crusher on March 31, 2007, 6:02 am
I would think not. The Fit has 109 HP and air conditioning.
It's mileage is 34/28 though.
Posted by richard schumacher on March 24, 2007, 2:01 am
Prius is not an economy car. It's a low-emissions car.
No one should ever borrow money to buy a new car.
Posted by on March 24, 2007, 2:12 am
Well, in a perfect world, no, but most can't afford to pay cash for a car.
They have to have the car to get to work to pay for the car and everything
Must be nice not to ever have to do that, but many really have no choice.