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A-ha! I was wondering when the thread police might be stepping in -- are you suggesting "buying a used Mondial"  is a bridge too far from the original topic? :P
No, but you would be better off with the unicorn 178hp Prius than a Mondial. But it actually is a very good topic...there are a few cars I can add that I passed on.
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That was from the Toyota specs on the website.  98HP at 5200RPM for the gas engine, 80HP for the electric traction motor.
You have been told multiple times but still don't get it, so let's try it this way-
THE TWO CANNOT BE COMBINED!!! THE ELECTRIC AND GAS ENGINES DO NOT RUN AT FULL POWER TOGETHER TO MAKE 170HP, THEY MAKE 130HP!!! POST A DYNA TICKET FOR A STOCK PRIUS THAT RUNS MORE OR STOP SPEWING UNFOUNDED NONSENSE!!!
Can you read that?
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No, but you would be better off with the unicorn 178hp Prius than a Mondial. But it actually is a very good topic...there are a few cars I can add that I passed on.

 

Right on, I'll post a new thread in a bit!

post #274 of 281
Testarossa's were going for about 40k last I looked.

How about this for a ski car?
Lamborghini LM 1 late 80's.
Definitely need a roof box.
ps-1989-Lamborghini-LM-1.jpg
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Ahh, the mighty LM. Yes roofbox, or you could just get your armed militiamen riding outboard to hold your skis for you.

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Or 70 mph, my morning commute.

 


You commute at 70 mph. In Portland.  :bs:

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Diesel in Canada at one time was cheaper than gas, but these days diesel is slightly more expensive than gas.


The price of diesel right now in the Bellingham WA/Vancouver BC area is about the same as gas. Diesel prices are higher in the winter, due to heating oil demand (which is essentially diesel).

 

Depending on how long you keep a car, you may want to consider that the hybrid batteries are generally only covered for 8 years. Diesel engines generally last about twice as long as comparable gas engines.

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Depending on how long you keep a car, you may want to consider that the hybrid batteries are generally only covered for 8 years.

 

And Diesel engines in cars covered for just three years.

 
 
The Prius V, the alternative suggested vs. the VW Diesel SportWagen as a ski mobile for Vancouver resident making runs to Whistler, was tops for Best Value Minivan-Wagon
post #279 of 281
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Yeah, definitely not cheap. BUT depending on your priorities and "need for speed," you could get into a 987.2 boxster (I'd avoid the older ones) for under $30k. Not too bad.

Make my S4 look like the bargain of the century! 

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And Diesel engines in cars covered for just three years.

 
 
The Prius V, the alternative suggested vs. the VW Diesel SportWagen as a ski mobile for Vancouver resident making runs to Whistler, was tops for Best Value Minivan-Wagon

They also said the Hoover Windtunnel Vacuum was the best! :bs:

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Depending on how long you keep a car, you may want to consider that the hybrid batteries are generally only covered for 8 years.

 

And Diesel engines in cars covered for just three years.

 
 
The Prius V, the alternative suggested vs. the VW Diesel SportWagen as a ski mobile for Vancouver resident making runs to Whistler, was tops for Best Value Minivan-Wagon

Hmm predicted reliability vs. actual longevity? Hmmmm.

 

Here is actually a good article in comparing them. HERE. Simply, Hybrid for city driving, Diesel for highway. So for all of the skiers that ski in the city, the Prius is indeed the best choice. 

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Hmm predicted reliability vs. actual longevity?

 

Yes...predicted future longevity based on actual past performance.  Consumers does a good job with the numbers and no advertising influence as in your source which was one person's opinion in a advertising based media vs. Consumers history of actual usage over decades.

 

Auto Diesels are not like industrial Diesels with replaceable cylinder sleeves etc. the writer was a bit confused over that fact.

 

Car gas engines have same longevity results are car Diesel engines.

 

Hybrids would do even better since a good proportion of the engine load (gas or Diesel) is taken on by the batteries and electric motor.

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