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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 12, 2011, 9:40 am

The much more popular, and much more equivalent to a Prius, 4 cylinder
Accord uses a timing chain.  Funny that you ignored that in your rush to
rationalize your Prius discussion.

But your argument was the horrible damage that would necessarily occur
if a timing belt broke, and therefore the Prius was superior to other
cars because it uses a timing chain.  You are conveniently and
completely ignoring that (a) the Prius is far from alone in using a
timing chain, and (b) the Prius is far from alone in being a
non-interference engine.

Your contention that the Prius is "special" in this way is just you
trying to rationalize your Prius purchase.

Which is exactly why many manufacturers use a chain, a fact you are
trying desperately to dismiss.

There is no sand too deep for you to stick your head into as you try to
rationalize your Prius purchase.

Posted by David T. Johnson on April 12, 2011, 4:24 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

The large majority of the Honda Accords on the road have timing belts.

My argument was that timing belt replacement was required in most
non-hybrid cars comparable to the Prius while in the Prius it was not.

My Prius has already paid for itself...but it is important to also point
out that there are significant maintenance and repair cost savings with
the Prius in addition to the obvious fuel savings.
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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 12, 2011, 10:13 pm

The large majority of the cars on the road are not Prius.

But I thought we were talking about comparing the Prius to a modern car.

Posted by bwilson4web on April 13, 2011, 8:28 am
 . . .

The Prius is the modern car only slightly equaled by some of the newer
plug-in and electric vehicles. In short, every gas or diesel vehicle
remains stuck in a simple technology for simple minds.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on April 13, 2011, 9:41 am
 In article

But nonetheless is still a modern car.

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