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Old 09-08-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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April 2009 is the start of sales! Not much change of the exterior, but Toyota focused more on the Hybrid technology.

Motor Authority » Spy shots: 2010 Toyota Prius
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I think I'd wait for the new Honda Insight personally.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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I think I'd wait for the new Honda Insight personally.
Personally I wouldnt waste my money on a new car. That $400 payment a month, plus higher insurance is not worth the extra gas milage you'll get,..

I say stick with what you got, or go buy a used Honda Civic or Toyota Corrola, cheaper cost, easier to work on[I'm a mechanic at a Toyota/chevy dealer], 30-40mpgs,... Plus it doesnt look anywhere near as ugly as the Prius

I own 2 Jeep[17mpg , both paid off] and a Motorcycle[Ducati 996 45mpgs] and its still cheaper than buying a new car. Plus the 4wd is great in the winter cause of the snow I get.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:37 PM
 
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thanks but no thanks, ill keep my truck and drive less....its cheaper!
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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thanks but no thanks, ill keep my truck and drive less....its cheaper!
I know right? Some people fork over tons of money for these cars and never see the savings for a dozen years! Not to mention you have to sacrifice the utility and comfort of a "gas-guzzler" for an econobox... NO THANK YOU!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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Looks funky like the current ones. These are midsize cars and ride/handle better than a jiggly truck. (They are no cushy SUV though.) And if you find an '08 with 8-10k miles on it, you can get one for $20k. Nowadays that price is not unreasonable at all if you're in the market to replace your old car. We're sorta looking at getting one for the wife in a few years, but the styling still has a little too much flair. Hybrids are great for stay-at-home moms who just putt around town, which is where they get their best gas mileage. We'd hope to keep the next car for 10 years and Toyota scores A+ for general reliability. The crossover SUV styling is a plus, though. Decisions, decisions.....
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Here's a rendering of the new Prius. Remember it's just a rendering.

Motor Authority » Preview: New rendering of 2010 Toyota Prius
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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I know right? Some people fork over tons of money for these cars and never see the savings for a dozen years! Not to mention you have to sacrifice the utility and comfort of a "gas-guzzler" for an econobox... NO THANK YOU!!!
yes and my big thing is the safety you have in a truck is better than in a Prius. I live out here on the Left Coast and the prius rates horribly in a crash test. That and at 40k + the prius is for the rich only.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Looks funky like the current ones. These are midsize cars and ride/handle better than a jiggly truck. (They are no cushy SUV though.) And if you find an '08 with 8-10k miles on it, you can get one for $20k. Nowadays that price is not unreasonable at all if you're in the market to replace your old car. We're sorta looking at getting one for the wife in a few years, but the styling still has a little too much flair. Hybrids are great for stay-at-home moms who just putt around town, which is where they get their best gas mileage. We'd hope to keep the next car for 10 years and Toyota scores A+ for general reliability. The crossover SUV styling is a plus, though. Decisions, decisions.....
haha im not arguing with you on that. the prius is comfortable. I never said i drove a comfy suv. lol ya i wish. If you call 1970 fj40 a cushy suv, you are mistaken by a long shot. haaaaaa. my truck by the way gets 23mpg and i still probably average way less gas per year than the average prius owner. i am not dogging the prius , just speaking some common sense about the fellow american who cannot buy a new car right now. I am a college student so that is all i can do with. And I am certainly not complaining. I love to be able to plan a trip up to the mountains with friends and see this Beautiful california country and not worry about getting stuck anywhere.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Here's a rendering of the new Prius. Remember it's just a rendering.

Motor Authority » Preview: New rendering of 2010 Toyota Prius
God, they look like twins separated at birth!

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff275/redbird4848/2010_Toyota_Prius_rendering_main510.jpg (broken link)

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff275/redbird4848/HondaInsight2010.jpg (broken link)
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