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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"

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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".

Diako




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  ????????

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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
considerably.

Are they ( battery) recyclable.

Yes.


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
series engine.  

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!

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