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Old 24 Apr 2012, 07:22 pm   #10 (permalink)
Bruce Richmond
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Default Re: Prius C - Test Drive thoughts

On Apr 24, 10:02*am, News <N...@Groups.Post> wrote:
> On 4/24/2012 9:50 AM, bwilson4web wrote:
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> > A little pricy, $23/each, I bought two, Toyota SAE papers discussing
> > the Prius c:

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> > 2012-01-1017 - Development of the New THS-II Powertrain for Compact
> > Vehicles
> > 2012-01-0623 - Development of New Hybrid Transaxle for Sub-Compact-
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> > Vehicles

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> > I don't know your technical background but I found both papers covered
> > my technical questions:

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> > * o 1.5L engine with cooled exhaust gas recirculation - improves high-
> > power efficiency
> > * o 20 module battery - saves weight
> > * o important transaxle design changes - saves weight, volume, and
> > reduced noise
> > * o improved control laws - optimized for short trips

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> > The 'Prius c' is in effect a refined version of the NHW11 (2001-03)
> > but 265 lbs lighter and the practicality of a hatchback. Acceleration
> > is not as fast as the 1.8L ZVW30 but it is still faster than
> > competing, compact cars.

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> > Bob Wilson

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> Sluggish, in my opinion.- Hide quoted text -
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So don't buy one.
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