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  • I own the previous generation, all 1 liter, of 3 cylinder fury, with an automatic and AC. I thought of it as a modern interpretation of a VW Beetle. Like an old Beetle, you "drove ahead". Anything to keep up momentum and never touch the brakes. If you thought of it as a 4 wheeled, enclosed, small motorcycle, it made sense. Few motorcycles get 50mpg plus.

    I picked it (cheap) up just before gas climbed over 4.00 in NY. Once gas hit that magic number, I'd find notes on my windshield asking if I'd sell it. I kept it.

    There's nothing wrong with the Prius, but comparing it a Geo Metro is a bit "off". The Honda CRX also had a fuel economy model that could tip the 50mph mark. That's amazing when you think that they did it with far simpler technology than is in a Prius.

    The problem I have with the Prius, or Prii, is I can't figure out all the different "flavors". They're also trying too hard to look "cool" and come off bizarre looking and over-styled. That's going to look dated fast. I also don't buy the "green" argument one bit.

      1 year ago
  • Geo is manual. Geo wins.

      1 year ago
  • Is it weird that I want to seek out a first gen Prius...? You just don’t really see them around much.

      1 year ago
  • I think I’d rather walk to be honest. If I wanted something from the 90’s that got good mpg, I would get a late model CRX or Civic.

      1 year ago
  • How do you manage an odd number of cylinders

      1 year ago

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