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philmcneal
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this is the new benchmark for the small car! all manufacturers I hope will follow suit!
considering the smart for two sold in decent amounts, these new improvements should make the car more desirable than ever!
yeah with my 2009 TDI, this new electric biturbo should eliminate all jerkiness or lag when needing passing power as the DSG needs to upshift one gear before providing me the OMPH I need to pass someone. although pure electric vehicles don't have this problem :)
once again these are powertrains that will never see the light of day in the North American market... although that yaris hybrid, does it have the same powertrain as the prius C here in NA?
it would be interesting to have a supercap, since my current generation prius (NHW20) I find it is very easy to overheat the battery even in sub zero degree C weather! Then again this is like driving in pure stop and go traffic for over an hour! When hypermiling its actually tough to overheat the damn thing, but when driving to keep up with traffic and such the regen capability increases to warm up battery temperature, then once its reach it begins to decrease as it heats up past its optimal. In the summer the effect is greatly compounded, but keeping the vents and blowing the A/C helps a lot! But not enough to maintain full regeneration capacity 100% of a long say 3 hour city driving trip. Can't wait for that nano phosphate though! I will put it to the test! Then again my prius battery has 320k so it could be showing its age?
more competition is good so that the bmw 328d does not own the US market.
yeah an entry level RWD hybrid would be very nice right now! the gs450h is too expensive for the average consumer. Then again the is300h had mediocre reviews on its performance, its cheesy racing emulated sounds just shows how much of a joke it is.
forgot to add which is why i like my prius, it can be a hauler when it needs to be
i can never imagine buying a vehicle when I cannot carry stuff since the trunk space will be so compromised it will be practically useless
man why can't we get this car in AMKERICA huhuhuhuuh I want a highway cruiser damnit!
so am I shooting myself in the foot by pumping "richshaws fuels" into my prius instead of shell high quality gasoline even though one is 15 cents more a liter than the other?
such horseshit that this car is never coming to AMERKICA
about time... this should be interesting.... hope it has stop / start!
uh Raj the OP knows this and he suggests that short trips are not the problem the way i see it, if wayne from cleanmpg has trouble, the car is in trouble ;)
im crying because this car is not coming to canada... the gs450h is too much but this one fits the bill just perfectly! more RWD I4 HYBRIDS PLEASE
the worse part is wayne from cleanmpg.com can confirm these reports, ford you better ante up or else your going into the tank with the kia/hyundai fuel economy fiasco
yeah probably the power delivery of the unit and not the actual storage.... yeah still a weaker hybrid system than toyota despite the improved chemistry
best fuel economy for the 300 hp class, well done
ok so you got to service the belt at 100k miles (estimated 500$ in costs) got to fill the urea injection (another 20$ in service) weighs more than the tdi.... so that negates the power over the tdi costs over 30k out the door... not a winner in my books ive driven the 2009 tdi for over 10000 miles so don't take my post as a fanboyism bias
still waiting for a bargin volt on the used market =]
from what I heard, the ford has flat rear cargo area (the plug in model does not) and the prius V is flat cargo area as well
yeah SHAWD is a BEAST wonder if anyone drifted with it?
i wonder what is more economical, buy a RAM for MSRP or get a gm two mode hybrid truck on the used market?
lets see the increase on the EPA cycle before we are harsh to judge ;)