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Camry or Prius?

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Posted by D&LBusch on January 14, 2008, 12:17 pm

I have an 04 Passat that gives me around 30MPG. I'm pissed off at VW and
want to deal with a more reputable company, as well as improve my MPG.  I
can't decide between the Camry Hybrid or the Prius. Any words of wisdom?  I
don't commute far. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on January 14, 2008, 2:04 pm

The Prius gives the highest mileage but the Camry is an excellent ride.
Also, you have options for used Prius to reduce the cost.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on January 14, 2008, 2:41 pm

The Prius is an overall amazing car in that it maximizes fuel economy
while providing a very nice car that's surprisingly big
inside--virtually the size of a Camry--and that acts and drives and
feels like any other car.  The whole "hybrid-ness" of it is completely
hidden from the driver.

If you don't mind a hatchback, take a very serious look at the Prius.

The Camry hybrid is kind of a pig, from what I've heard.

Posted by Larry Van Wormer on January 14, 2008, 4:22 pm

D&LBusch wrote:

This has been discussed previously at some length, in this group and
elsewhere. Suggest you search the archives.

Larry Van Wormer

Posted by Pete Granzeau on January 14, 2008, 8:12 pm


It depends on what you want your car for.  The Camry is a very nice
midsize car, and the hybrid gives it better oomph than you would get
with the 4 cyl model, as well as 12 more mpg in city driving, but not as
much oomph as a V6 Camry (but 16 more mpg in city driving).  The Prius
was specifically designed with gas mileage in mind, the Camry hybrid was
designed with additional power available to the 4 cyl in mind.

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