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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Considering Buying This Prius

I have always been fascinated by the electric car technology - so we are considering buying this Prius.

They have been making this car now for 8 years. Simply put - it has 2 motors - one electric and one gasoline. When you are going slowly - it is a completely electric car - and virtually silent. When you go faster - the gasoline motor kicks in to give the car extra boost and also to charge the big battery it has.

It supposedly gets 45 mpg in town and 41 mpg on the highway. It holds 12 gallons of gas and can go a maximum of 500 miles on a tank of gas. Some people report they get 55 mpg - but some people love to stretch everything.

This car is a 2008 and has 23,000 miles on it. The warranty on the battery is 8 years - the warranty on the drive train is 6 years. It has leather seats - rear backup camera - super GPS and stereo systems. You can answer your cellphone and play your music through bluetooth - no wires necessary.

We may be trading our Honda van for it plus cash.