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Posted by Davoud on May 8, 2011, 4:40 am

Really? I have an '06 Prius and it's a good car. Superior to every
other car? I think not. Would that not depend on the purpose for which
the car was intended? Superior to a Miata for top-down cruising on a
warm summer evening? Not. Superior to a 72 Chevy for carrying six
people in quiet and comfort? Not.

Additionally, I have had more recalls in the <5 years I have owned my
Prius than I had in >20 years of Honda ownership.


I agree with almost everything that you have said and almost everything that
you will say in your entire life.

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Posted by greenpjs on May 8, 2011, 1:06 pm
On Sat, 7 May 2011 10:59:01 -0700 (PDT), bwilson4web

Great story except for the one sentence above.  Is that really true?
Catalytic converters greatly reduce emmissions, but I had never heard
that they eliminate carbon monoxide.  I would hate for someone to read
your post and then run their car (Prius or otherwise) in a closed

Posted by bwilson4web on May 8, 2011, 1:43 pm
 On May 8, 8:06am, green...@neo.rr.com wrote:

I would accept:

"It has a catalytic converter that reduces by 99% the amount of carbon
(See Wiki entry on carbon monoxide poisoning.)

Bob Wilson

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on May 8, 2011, 1:55 pm
 In article

Every other car has a catalytic converter, too.  And many cars are SULEV

Are you truly and honestly saying that the Prius is a superior car
because it has a catalytic converter and therefore gives off no--or at
best meaningless amounts of--carbon monoxide, such that you can run the
car inside your house with no ill effects???

Go right ahead.  Show us how that works.

Posted by bwilson4web on May 8, 2011, 5:12 pm
The Prius is superior for a number of reasons of which one is the
ability to provide emergency power: the ability to run 112 hours
generating emergency power for only two gallons per day and; makes 99%
less carbon monoxide than non-catalytic converter generators and;
quieter than under-mufflered generators that buzzed all night several
houses down, across the street and; still still the Prius gets over 50
MPG commuting to work when the emergency is over and; is maintained in
contrast to the infrequent and spotty maintenance history of so many
other non-automotive based generators.

The Honda, Ford, and even some GM hybrids have similar characteristics
which makes this group, the hybrids superior as generators than any
ordinary gasser or diesel. For example, a Jetta TDI would have long
since burned up all its fuel while generating a fraction of the power.
The reason is the Jetta TDI has to run the engine constantly to make
power and the rated alternator output occurs as speeds higher than
idle. They are entirely unsuitable for emergency generator.

This is the area were every other gasser or diesel can not follow,
emergency power generator, and makes the Prius superior to them.

Bob Wilson

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