Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 7, 2011, 11:05 pm
mikePOST@TOGROUPmacconsult.com (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:
Right--but it's a larger vehicle that does different things, including
getting much worse mileage. Not comparable.
Corolla is always bandied about as "get one of those for $2K, and use
the $0K difference to pay for gas--and since the Corolla gets 35mpg,
you can run it forever and still have money left over". No, the Corolla
is *not* comparable to the Prius. Sit in them both, and you'll see.
Toyota did one thing smart with the Prius--its size slots it right
between Corolla and Camry.
Posted by Mike Rosenberg on April 8, 2011, 1:15 pm
Well, at the time those were the two cars I compared before buying. I
don't know what the situation is now, but in 2004 the Camry and Prius
had about the same interior space, front and rear. The Camry's edge was
in cargo space.
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Posted by bwilson4web on April 8, 2011, 12:22 am
. . .
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 8, 2011, 9:56 am
The dealer's lot.
Posted by bwilson4web on April 9, 2011, 11:06 pm
Excellent choice and I agree! Looking at dealer lot inventories, March
7, before the Japanese disaster:
"Interesting report from Wards on inventory levels in the U.S. Even
though there are more cars sitting on dealer lots, the days supply
has gone down because the daily selling rate is so much stronger.
Overall, there are 60 days supply, which is actually a little bit low
for this time of year. Audi has the lowest days supply right now,
only 28 days worth. Suzuki has the highest, 101 days. A couple of
numbers that caught my eye on the passenger-car side. The Toyota Prius
is sitting on only 32 days, . . ."
Yes in deed, just 32 days with no reason other than customer demand
and limited supply.