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TOYOTA PRIUS Ooops Dead Prius

Normally Im a very satisfied prius owner. Its a silver 04 with package group 6 and at 41000 miles hasnt even needed a brake job. So I was a bit surprised the other day while driving home from a clients office when the Master Alarm went off and my battery level meter started taking a (rapid) nosedive. Drove it straight to the dealership where wifey was nice enough to pick me up. The culprit My hybrid

Every car I have owned has eventually had something go bad after many many years. Two Camrys with Engine Block Cracks ended their life after about 10 years. Yep batteries do not last forever neither do engines or transmissions or whatever......but I sure cannot complain when toyota has a warranty for the battery that is much longer than the engine. You have to admit that complete replacement for free

a top speed of over 140. I think we are headed down a pure electric road. The trend over the next 10 years will be FI o 4 and 6 cyldinder engines and phasing out 8 cyclinders except for the most exclusive cars. Even the ford mustang is droppin their V8 and going to v6 FI in the next few years. After 10 years ago when serious EPA restrictions kick in-the electric will take over however will be no prius-but

a top speed of over 140. I think we are headed down a pure electric road. The trend over the next 10 years will be FI o 4 and 6 cyldinder engines and phasing out 8 cyclinders except for the most exclusive cars. Even the ford mustang is droppin their V8 and going to v6 FI in the next few years. After 10 years ago when serious EPA restrictions kick in-the electric will take over however will be no prius-but

[QUOTEbimmercontrol3101726]cool no worries torque is the thing that gets you going it is what you need for instantaneous power so to say horsepower requires the built up energy and inertia to keep it going. simple look at the calculation of hp shows that it is based on the torque and the rpm. the hp is simply a bi-product so to say. ifQUOTE] That statement continues to drive me crazy even though I

TOYOTA PRIUS Weight reduction

I got an 07 prius a couple weeks ago and of all the info Ive come across on the net (along with ideas of my own) I reduced the as-delivered weight of the car by 40 lbs. by taking out the rear plastic bin that is above the spare the carpeted deck that lives on top of that a small plastic box lid to the left of this deck a couple of tools that arent needed the owners manual the rear cargo net all of

from the designed oil viscosity. The bearing tolerances and engine design are based on a specific viscosity and there is no gain to be had by varying what the design engineers spent there career getting right. Mobil is concerned with selling their oil. Think of what claims must be said to convince owners to change to Mobil Oil and then think of what PROOF they provide that this is true for your prius.

TOYOTA PRIUS City driving

I love my 2004 prius which I got at Beltway toyota in Maryland. But in driving through the streets of D.C. when Im often stopping at just about every block or two I find Im getting about 35 mpg. My mileage goes up when part of my trip includes a bit of freeway driving so I suspect the mileage killer is the continual stop-and-go. Am I right Are there stop-and-go drivers who are doing better than 40

Martin I thought the philosophy behind the Honda system was that you can use a small gas engine with relatively good highway fuel economy and agument it with an electric motor when additional power is needed (acceleration passing etc.) It also permits the engine to shut off completely at a stop until power is needed to start up again. Just as gas engine only vehicles get lower fuel economy numbers

TOYOTA YARIS Under the hood of a 2012 Yaris

This morning I was coming out of Home Depot and noticed that the toyota dealer across the street had an Absolutely Red 2012 Yaris sitting out front so I had to pop in and kick the tires (and take some pics). I test drove it and it really feels and sounds just like the 2nd gen. I personally dont like having the cluster back under the steering wheel but thats one of those changes that is completely a

Quote Originally Posted by roxy1 there are now plenty of hyundais an even domestics on the road that are quite fine after 10 yrs and 200K miles. going by what you are saying nobody should have ever bought japanese makes because in the 70s and early 80s their dependability and durability was abysmal. honda and toyota are counting on peple just buying off their reputation. look at the quality of the

Quote Originally Posted by CanIHazYarisHatch You make many logical and valid points in this post Roxy. Of course toyota didnt do a complete re-design of their engine Designing a new engine (even a humble four-banger like in the Yaris) costs hundreds of millions of dollars and takes years. I can assure you at toyota at this moment they are developing the new or refreshed engine for the 4th gen Yaris

Quote Originally Posted by CanIHazYarisHatch You make many logical and valid points in this post Roxy. Of course toyota didnt do a complete re-design of their engine Designing a new engine (even a humble four-banger like in the Yaris) costs hundreds of millions of dollars and takes years. I can assure you at toyota at this moment they are developing the new or refreshed engine for the 4th gen Yaris

TOYOTA YARIS will chevy volt decimate toyota yaris and others

the volt seems very good on paper.....

call the Volt a hybrid.. Hybrid cars have both gas and electric engines to power the car.. The volt is 100% electric with a gasoline charger range extender.. Technically not a hybrid engine design since only one engine turns the wheels.. You could always yank the gas engine out of a Chevy Volt and the car will work 100% until it runs out of energy.. You cant yank the gasoline engine out of a prius

BMW X3 E83 Ditiching X3 after 15 BMW years for Hybrid

I have had BMWs since I was 17 years old. I love them. 528i 325e 328ci X3 My lease on my X3 is up in a year. If BMW doesnt get their Hydrogen or even Diesel engines into the US this will be my last BMW. We all have to change. Unfortunately in the US its taboo to regulate business to force a change but the free-market hasnt changed fast enough. So unless BMW sees a decline in their sales to Hybrids

This was posted on another car board... not sure how accurate all of the claims are - but makes for entertaining reading. Quote prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage By Chris Demorro Staff Writer The toyota prius has become the flagship car for those in our society so environmentally conscious that they are willing to spend a premium to show the world how much they care. Unfortunately for them

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Why a Timimg Belt Instead of a Chain

Maybe this has been covered but it seems that the timing belt on a 1.8T is a never-ending source of worry. In fact almost every manufacturer now uses timing belts and have done so for a long time. Time was when cars (my Dads old Ford 390 V8 for example) had timing chains. Some people even replace these with gears. I never recall worries about replacing these chains though they werent roller chains.

have to just deal with it. Were discussing that why a timing belt instead of a chain on our Passat. People are criticizing or supporting VW of using the timing belt. We can always agree to disagree. Originally Posted by Passat2.8 Stop hating on VW because of it and be thankful the cars are not defective in any was that they will flip over and kill us (Lexus GX460) or accelerate into oblivion (toyotaLexus)

FORD F150 Do we need an F-150 Hybrid

Read on MyRide.com that Chevy is coming out with another Silverado Hybrid httpwww.myride.comresearchedito...itorialId3392 Any chance we might see one of these from Ford

Quote Originally Posted by MercedesTech Its not the hv cables yes they are very well protected and shielded even on the crap toyotas... its the fact you can turn the key off but leave the electric motor on. What Thats not really possible. If the key is off its impossible for the high voltage system to be active. Thats standard amongst all hybrid vehicles the manufacturers figure that the world is not

MERCEDES BENZ SLK R171 Has anyone seen the new Pontiac G6 with Vario Roof

I just opened up my latest edition of Sports Illustrated (Swimsuit Edition) and was shocked at what I saw. Not the swimsuits (which were great as usual) but the foldout cover that featured the new Pontiac G6. httpwww.pontiac.comg6convertibleindex.jsp I guess I was shocked because I didnt know they were coming out with this car. I had heard about the new Volvo convertible and the pending BMW 3 series

consequently nothing got fixed. This 6000STE was on C&Ds Ten Best list for a couple of years. There were only a few design problems on the Suburban and the rest were wear out problems. I still this 12 years old car. After owning a VW diesel for many years with super low RPM torque I just couldnt get use to Hondas high RPM engines. They would die on me as I let the clutch in. My Infiniti I30 and toyota

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