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Seriously? Some of you bought a prius? BWAAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAAA! You pretentious twits!
You do realize you overpaid to drive something that sane people laugh at....
Japanese cars are not 100% reliable. Anyone who says otherwise is either ignorant, biased, blind, or possibly all three.
I agree that people want cars that are 100% reliable, but unfortunately, no model has ever met this criteria in the history of the automotive industry.
So you admit to receiving a discount. Fine.
However, if you are using the discounted price of the Prius, then you must compare that to the discounted price of its competitors. Either that, or compare the sticker price between the two vehicles.
Either way, you must compare apples to apples. Otherwise, it's just a waste of time.
Prius is 8K overpriced for what you get and that C model is like a Fiat 500 a small POS.
Smart car for example is a near death machine and will cripple people from the knees down in a frontal accident.
Diesel = larger, safer and better cars with MPG that rival the hybrids and work in SUVs and minivans but NOOOO the stupid USA keeps buying these tiny clown cars with mediocre power , bad handling , no room , no safety crumple zone cars.
Wake up America and demand better
I am quite sure that all of the people driving the #3 car in sales worldwide didn't buy it because it was "nice". They bought it because it was a smart buy that is reliable, holds its value well and gets great gas mileage. I have driven several of them and they are not related to luxury in any way shape or form.
What else do these two have in common? Well, you'll never see either one parked in my driveway. The SL would be great but my chances of getting promoted to vice president are slim and none (and Slim just left town). Besides, if I had a 100K to blow on a car, I'm not sure it would be the SL - lots of other tasty choices for a king's ransom. I'd probably get a maxed-out Cayman S and put the rest of the loot into a good investment (although I'm not sure there are any of those left). And what about the Prius you ask? Well, it's a lot to closer to my rung on life's ladder but even though I could probably swing the payments I would never own a Prius. Yeah, I know, nice car, bla bla bla. I just can't get over the feeling that it's the automotive equivalent of tofu, and I want steak dammit. For Prius money I could get into a BRZ (poor man's Cayman) and still get decent mileage. All of which has little or nothing to do with Claire's article. Thanks for listening anyway ;-)
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