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Here is the last prove the big BMW 520 is much more fuel efficient in REAL world then a Prius joke.
Can you state what mpg you get from your Prius? Real mpg, not from the onboard computer (see the road test in my last post).
The Prius did beat the Jeep...by 1mpg. Oooh.
If you want an eco-friendly car, there are much better options than a Prius.
i) A Prius is about either ignorance or politics, because it is *not* very eco-friendly. It`s about either pretending to be or not knowing that you aren`t being. It`s spin over substance. There are many cars that are far more eco-friendly than a Prius, even a Prius used solely for urban driving.
ii) The way in which you drive has a very large impact on fuel economy. That was the main point of the track test, because the Prius was being driven as hard as possible (i.e. very bad for economy) and the M3 wasn`t. The M3 would probably get better mileage when driven a bit faster, actually.
If you want the most eco-friendly car, an efficient ICE car is still the way to go. Cee`d, maybe, as they have a 7 year warranty (a sign that they`re durable) and 50mpg urban. Or a microbox like the Toyota iQ, which is OK for two people in town.
Lesson, By what you like and drive smart.
Quackor, that was exactly their point: it`s the WAY you drive that matters- Calm driving is more economical than an "efficient" engine.
The Hummer, which is made of cheap industrial steel and is assembled and manufactured in the US, is more economical -- all things considered -- than the Prius, which has expensive parts and is not very reliable.
The most environmentally friendly car, according to the report, is the Scion xB -- cheap to build, easy to assemble, good mpg, and very reliable.
Plus, I`m not sure if he was close enough to be drafting. He actually may have been impeded by the Prius draft, but its tough for me to say either way.
I`ve never liked the Prius and I really don`t like Toyota too much either. Plus I refuse to drive something with a 4 cylinder, 1.5 L engine. Seriously? A little electric toy slot car gets more power than that. (Exaggeration)
Would that make a significant difference in MPG?
But still, Top Gear makes a good point about the environmental cost of builing a Prius.