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Old 02-04-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Who drives Prius by choice?
Just a guess here, but maybe all the people who have bought them?

In 2007, " ... the Prius ranked #1 in J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction study." Source

This year, the J.D. Power vehicle dependability study (survey of owners of three-year-old vehicles) rated the 2005 Prius as the best in its class:

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Highest Ranked: 2005 Toyota Prius
Technologically sophisticated vehicles that are pioneers in their respective segments are often regarded with a skeptical eye toward dependability. In the case of the 2005 Toyota Prius gasoline-electric hybrid, the results of our most recent vehicle dependability study indicate that this skepticism is misplaced. In the compact car segment, the Prius is the most dependable 2005 model by a significant margin, according to the people that own one. It was available only as a 5-door hatchback with more interior room than most people expected, and could be loaded up with leather and a navigation system to appeal to eco-conscious buyers looking for luxury features in a hybrid. Adopted by Hollywood, accepted by mainstream Americans, and able to get between 40 and 50 mpg without trying too hard, the oddly shaped Toyota Prius proved not only popular but the most reliable model in the compact segment.
Like I said, the Prius isn't for everyone. But for regular daily driving - city, suburbs, and highway - where the objective is to get from A to B comfortably (for a compact car) and economically without setting any land-speed records, the Prius is an excellent choice.

However, personally I wouldn't use a Prius as a battering ram.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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This year, the J.D. Power vehicle dependability study (survey of owners of three-year-old vehicles) rated the 2005 Prius as the best in its class
Thats not really saying much, it's a very limited class
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Howie had a field day with that one
Howie da man. I call in every once in a while. "Seamus from New Hampshire"
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Howie da man. I call in every once in a while. "Seamus from New Hampshire"
That names seems to ring a bell, think I've heard you on his show before.
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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From what I've read about them, battery powered cars can get crazy amounts of torque and it's a nice flat, wide curve too. I wouldn't be disappointed if the internal combustion engine was replaced by a battery and motor.
Electric motors output instantaneous peak torque. Horsepower is then determined through RPM (hp = [(tq.)*(rpm)]/5250). So technically there are no curves, torque and horsepower are both linear. Also, because of this, no shifting is required.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Portland humans must be the weird sub-species.

Strange, though- when I visited for a day (before heading to Cape Lookout SP) no one gave me a look and I was driving a Dodge Charger. That's considerably larger than a Santa Fe.
They are...well...we are.

There is a simple explanation for why you didn't get nasty looks; the Charger isn't an SUV. Sad but the honest truth.
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