Posted by D Walford on July 17, 2009, 5:21 am
Sylvia Else wrote:
48mpg isn't all that good for a current model hybrid when you consider I
easily achieved that with a 1965 Austin Healey Sprite, the Sprite was a
much smaller car than the Prius but its now 44yrs old so car fuel
economy hasn't come a long way in all that time.
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on July 17, 2009, 10:51 am
Wait a minute.
Let's just look at the obvious: you got 48mpg in a smaller car, and you
say that now that a bigger car gets that, fuel economy hasn't come that
Let's add in the safety and reliability of that newer car, ON TOP OF the
fact that it is bigger and can transport 4 people easily and 5 without
much difficulty, AND can do that coast to coast, AND can do so with air
conditioning and stereo, and...
Fuel economy has made TREMENDOUS strides since your 65 Sprite.
Posted by Knobdoodle on July 17, 2009, 1:31 pm
Yeah but my missus regularly gets 40mpg in a $5,000 AUD Kia Rio.
That's not bullshit "highway cycle" imaginary figures; that's real-life
stop-start air-con on driving.
Spend an extra $5,000 to get a (very maybe) 8mpg more?!!?
You'd have to be beyond idiotic.
Posted by D Walford on July 17, 2009, 1:52 pm
And very poor at maths.
It seems that buying a Prius has very little to do with saving money.
Posted by Noddy on July 17, 2009, 2:27 pm
No, but it hs a lot to do with cock tugging and proving how ignorant you
As you say, people who buy the things can't count past ten without taking
their shoes and socks off. They'd most likely be the types who would happily
drive an hour each way to buy something 3 bucks cheaper than what it costs
in their immediate area, and use 5 bucks worth of petrol in the process.
The ones who claim they bought the thing based on an environmentally
friendly basis are the types who do it for me. They're the *real* fuckwits