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Posted by Ike on March 16, 2007, 8:21 pm
 


Dave wrote:

It's the premium Ford logo'd car. Base price for the LX is about $7k,
and with all the goodies it's about $0k.

A comparable (in size, weight, capacity) Mercedes is twice that price.

Posted by Ashton Crusher on March 16, 2007, 7:09 am
 


On Thu, 15 Mar 2007 08:54:19 -0400, "Jim Smith"


I like it OK and would even own one if I was the one paying for the
gas!!!  But there are a few things that can still be improved.  I am
amazed that after people have been making cars for around 100 years
they still make seats without sufficient lower back support.  

If I gave the impression I thought it was a bad car that's the wrong
impression.  But I think you are right, a lot of people will pass it
up due to looks, or size, or it's techieness.  I know people who would
be very confused in trying to operate the AC and radio because they
already have trouble with the old fashioned ones with mechanical
levers and dials.



Posted by newsgroups.comcast.net on March 16, 2007, 11:11 am
 

We have a 2007 Prius and love almost everything about it, except the lack of
adjustability of the driver's seat.

The Prius is by no means inexpensive, and I don't think it would adversely
affect mileage to allow a little adjustable thigh support.

--
-RL




Posted by markjb on March 16, 2007, 8:16 pm
 

I disagree totally on the respose when you hit the gas.  I find the
electric motor's lack of any hesitation and never a misfire, to give
me confidence when pulling out into traffic.  In fact I think that I
get to aggressive sometimes, since I know exactly how it will respond
when I hit the gas.  I find the pickup to be totally acceptable for
legal road driving.

I thought the drive train was a bit twitchy at highway speeds first,
but you soon get used to that.   It is just hybrid system doing its
thing.

I just got in from a snowy ride on the NYS Thruway and you got to love
the stability control.  I was the only one in the left lane and I felt
totally secure.  It just goes where you steer it, no matter whether
the rlane is clear on the right side and bumnpy with snow on the
left.  It is totally new experience to drive in snow with the
stability control.  Awesome!  And I haven't even bought snows yet.

MJB


On Mar 15, 2:16 am, d...@moore.net wrote:


Posted by Ashton Crusher on March 17, 2007, 7:22 am
 



If you jam your foot into it there's not much hesitation, but for just
what I would call a normal "fast start" it doesn't seem to like doing
that.  Maybe that what resulted in you feeling you are getting a
little aggressive sometimes - you are compensating for the softness of
a more gentle foot.




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