Am I stupid? I have two friends who drive a Prius, which they’ve had FOR YEARS. Both are still getting over 45 MPG with plenty of power, carrying 4 of us to the Alabama game last week. I understand the new models are even better, and in fact you see Chicago Cabbies driving them.
How does this compare with the mediocrity at GM?
“How does this compare with the mediocrity at GM?”
Well, I have a neighbor who has both a Prius and a Volt, and he says that the VOLT is clearly a better vehicle. I wouldn’t have either one of them, but at least the Volt isn’t a Clown Car insofar as size and comfort are concerned. He commutes 110 miles each way to work and back with the Volt, and says that he hasn’t noticed a change in his electric bill since buying the Volt. I guess what pisses me off is that he pays no road taxes on the electricity like the rest of us do when we fill up. And for “going green” he get’s to charge up at work for free too.
Buy a VW Diesel.
You can get the same 45mpg in a real car.
Try running them when the power has been out a few days, or sub zero temps....don’t work well in Idaho at all. Couldn’t even get to many homes in one of them due to some pretty primitive roads - and those roads sometimes lead to multi-million dollar homes....
Besides....it supports a non-American company...