Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Posted on by Ralph Kalal 2
Yes. Yesterday, Toyota announced that they’re cut the price of the Prius by $2000 and added $2500 worth of standard equipment, putting the base price of the hybrid at about $30,000. Why they do that? Because Toyota has fallen seriously behind in battery technology and is attempting to gain market share before GM bombs them with the Volt, at about the same price. Toyota is in serious trouble, so it’s doing what automakers always do when they can’t sell on merit: they cut the price. (...)
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The September 3rd issue of Newsweek magazine carries an article on the Honda and Toyota Toyota hybrid vehicles. It contains some interesting revelations. According to Newsweek, the primary reason that the Prius has outsold, by far, the Honda hybrid vehicles is political. It seems that people who buy the Prius buy it because they believe it makes a political statement. Though Honda was first to the market with a hybrid, the Insight, when it prepared its next generation of hybrid vehicles, the (...)
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Because you’re a hypocrite, that’s why. Yes, another one of those outspoken people has been busted driving a Prius, this time at 104 mph. It was Steve Wozniak, whose claim to fame (and fortune) is that he’s one of the founders of Apple Computers. Wozniak had an explanation, too. Of course, to believe it, you’ve got to be really gullible. But here is is: Wozniak, you see, is a world traveler. (You’re not? Well, then you wouldn’t understand.) In the few days before the bust, he’d been in (...)
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Toyota has figures out that Prius owners don’t drive on highways and don’t live where it gets cold – or at least some of them don’t. So omitting cruise control and a heated rear window are among the means by which Toyota is cutting the price of the base Prius by over a thousand bucks for the next model year. Actually, the whole thing is a shell game. You know what a shell game is. You have three shells and put the pea under one. Move the shells around rapidly and you’ll lose track of (...)
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Paris and Lindsay should take note. The key to prosecutorial largesse is a Prius. Though he, like Ms. Hilton and Ms. Lohan, was a second offender, Al Gore’s son got a pass. Maybe it was the 100 mph Prius. Gore’s son will be given the opportunity to participate in a diversion program, after pleading guilty to felony charges. If he can stay clean until 2009, he’ll get the charges dropped. It will be, said a prosecutor, as though it never happened. Wow. The only difference was the (...)
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On Wednesday, police arrested Albert Gore III, the son of former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore. Gore III was driving a Toyota Prius at 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway at approximately 2:15 a.m. Gore III, who has a previous conviction for drunk driving and for marijuana possession, was stopped by officers of the Sheriff’s Department. The arresting officers smelled marijuana and searched Gore’s car. In the car, the police found marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, all of (...)
Source: breitbart
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Proving that it isn’t just a fluke for the greenies, the Toyota Prius because one of the ten best selling cars in May, according to figures compiled by J. D. Power and Associates. 24,000 of the Prius were sold that month, which put it at number nine on the sales charts. That means its sales have tripled in just one year. Moreover, many of the buyers were trading in bigger cars. In January, fully a third of Prius buyers traded another compact, such as a Civic. But in may, only one in (...)
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Forbes is a business magazine with a penchant for the good life. And for lists. Every year it publishes provocative lists about lifestyle subjects. The latest is the “Wheels Women Melt Over.” As the magazines website, Forbes.com, says: “A babe magnet can be a car or even a truck.” It notes that [they’re usally expensive and therefore exclusive; sporty; never boring.” ... “A babe magnet’s effectiveness depends on different tastes, even different locations. But most of all, it depends on the (...)
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According to Japanese industrial daily Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Toyota is postponing the launch of the next generation Prius by six months. The question is why. Toyota previously acknowledged that it would not have lithium ion batteries for the new Prius, because the technology had not sufficiently advanced to permit the use of that type of battery with safety to potential purchasers. But there may be more to the story. The Prius is reported to be a loss leader for Toyota. According to (...)
With Summer and the vacations here is allways good to know which are the greatest vehicles for road trips. Even if the gas prices get higher in the last few months, this doesn’t mean the Americans won’t do their usual traveling. "Families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less-expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants. But they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways." According to latest study, more (...)
Source: ForbesAutos

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