Yaris, Prius, Prius c

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Old 11 Aug 2012, 04:49 pm   #1 (permalink)
mae west
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Default Yaris, Prius, Prius c

Driving to Florida from Ohio, would any of these be safe and comfortable
or even tolerable? Are any other cars' colors as nice looking as the Sea
Glass Prius? (light green; if you also think that it is nice looking)

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Old 11 Aug 2012, 09:34 pm   #2 (permalink)
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <21041-5026D380-73@storefull-3111.bay.webtv.net>,
taichi60@webtv.net (mae west) wrote:

> Driving to Florida from Ohio, would any of these be safe and comfortable
> or even tolerable? Are any other cars' colors as nice looking as the Sea
> Glass Prius? (light green; if you also think that it is nice looking)


Prius C is the Yaris with the Prius drivetrain. Neither the Yaris nor
the Prius C was intended to be anything but a city commuter car; and in
fact, everything I've read about the Prius C makes me want to run far
away from it.

The regular Prius is supremely comfortable, not to mention getting
better mileage than the other two.
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Old 11 Aug 2012, 10:59 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-1C41DE.22345211082012@news.eternal-september.org...
> In article <21041-5026D380-73@storefull-3111.bay.webtv.net>,
> taichi60@webtv.net (mae west) wrote:
>
>> Driving to Florida from Ohio, would any of these be safe and comfortable
>> or even tolerable? Are any other cars' colors as nice looking as the Sea
>> Glass Prius? (light green; if you also think that it is nice looking)

>
> Prius C is the Yaris with the Prius drivetrain. Neither the Yaris nor
> the Prius C was intended to be anything but a city commuter car; and in
> fact, everything I've read about the Prius C makes me want to run far
> away from it.
>
> The regular Prius is supremely comfortable, not to mention getting
> better mileage than the other two.


I seldom stand on the same side of any line with Elmo, but he's dead on on
this one. The C is nothing more than a Yaris with a Prius powertrain. A
poorly executed version of the Prius to boot.

I think I read a very poor review of the C just last week. It was a report
on the 5 Worst Cars on the market today, the Prius C was the first car
listed. Run, do not walk, to the nearest exit.

And, for the journey you are getting ready to embark upon, the Prius is
probably not the best choice anyhow. There are lots of cars that get better
gas mileage than a Prius at highway speeds -- although the Prius is hard to
beat for low speed driving where it can run primarily on battery power. The
problem with the Prius is that your operating profile -- long distances at
highway speeds -- does not play to its strong suit so you will not enjoy the
features it has that draw you to it in the first place.



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Old 12 Aug 2012, 03:23 am   #4 (permalink)
mae west
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Thanks Elmo and Jeff. The Prius color mentioned was first noticed
yesterday morning and seemed nice. I'm used to a CRV/Forester and am
wary about the comfort of any cars, but these seemed small enough to get
around in easily.

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