Re: [toyota-prius] Prius Doesn't pencil out? - Please Advise
- On Jul 17, 2013, at 6:17 PM, Tom M <ca_sideliner@...> wrote:
> I think the Interest rate is area dependent. I'm in San Jose and the "C" has 0% on a 36 mo finance. It's 1.6% on 60 mo. However, Toyota now includes a Two Year complimentary maintenance in the price. The trick here is to be very specific when you take the car in for service. They should do ONLY those items in the included maintenance package. These are enough to maintain the warranty. The typical dealer will make every attempt to sell you additional maintenance under the guise that you are driving in harder than normal service.One swindle Toyota dealers in the Southeast used to practice was Free Lifetime Warranty and/or Free Lifetime Tires. The catch was you had to bring it in and pay for every "recommended" service the dealer specified. Skip one and the "deal" ended. You were stuck with oil changes every 3,000 and 3 or 4 months, rotate and balance ever 5,000, HVAC service, coolant, transmission, etc. Not a good deal for the consumer.
David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly@...
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>> I have a 2007 Prius and a 2012 Prius V and have never gotten anywhere near 30 mpg. Both cars always get 40 mpg or better. The only situation where I could imagine this happening is if the car is driven only a mile or two each way to work or the store and nothing else.And anyone who drives regularly in -20ºC weather *really* should have a block heater....
> A 18 km (~11miles) commute (each way) in -20C weather could easily get in the mid-low 30s. The engine just would never get up to temp, and there would likely be some snow on the road to increase rolling resistance.
Jim Saklad mailto:jimdoc@...