Posted by Ray O on May 5, 2006, 7:49 pm
According to the faq section of Toyota's web site, "Prius" is derived from
the Latin prefix meaning "to go before"
(correct punctuation to reply)
Posted by Diako on May 6, 2006, 12:16 am
No prefix, in fact. Prius is a Latin adverb meaning "earlier", "before",
"previously", "first" or an adjective with a similar meaning: "leading",
"preceding", "previous", "earlier", "ahead", "in front".
Posted by mailman on May 6, 2006, 1:18 am
On Thu, 4 May 2006 16:09:42 -0500, "Ray O"
A coupl points to be added to the above.
The life of the batteries I know they are specially made given a standard
battery life is 3-4 years. The cost of replacement plus warranty period
(this may be seperate). Are they ( battery) recyclable.
Like all cars they will at some point will required repair /service and
the cost of this service ????????
+ "A poor excuse is like an old bucket; doesn't matter
what shape it's in, as long as it holds water"
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Posted by Bill on May 6, 2006, 1:52 am
Expected life of Prius battery exceeds 10 years.
The cost of replacement plus warranty period (this may be seperate).
Who knows? None have been replaced yet. I heard the price has dropped
Are they ( battery) recyclable.
Like all cars, that depends on what needs to be serviced and where the
service is performed.
Posted by Peter Chant on May 4, 2006, 9:16 pm
Martin Dixon wrote:
I saw an article where a Westfield (or possibly a Caterham) that was
unmodified except for special wheels / tyres, achived over 100mpg with a K
Not sure I'd want to drive it on the public roads with those tyres, in the
photo they made 2CV wheels look low profile and sporty!