no prius people in this thread at all?
actually i was wrong about the dino; it's not as bad as I thought it was, although I hear it's still really bad.
I've actually measured its acceleration, and if I press the "Power" (for extra horsepower) button on my Prius, it will go 0-60 in under 9 seconds, which kills most british sports cars from the 60s era.
I hear you. What you need to do is lower the tire pressure to smooth out the ride, move the seat back a bunch so you have tons of room, and drive with an absolute lead foot, possibly with "pwr" always on. It can be funner that way. Not saying it will be as fun as high end sports cars, but it'll be fun.
Probably not a bad bet on the Lotus from a collectors point of view. I suspect that in order to finance the race program they will sell off the production car rights (again) to another manufacturer. That may well be a better turn in the long run for the marque itself. Not crazy on the styling of the current offerings and would really love to see them return to the euro design model.
Speaking of which, how is the Elite coming along?
Now Now. Lets not start the objective vs. subjective thing going here. Well all wind up doing solitary in the soundsciencefiction arena
Did TG ever take a run at the Prius? I'd love to see that sucker on a track being reamed silly.
I don't know if they ever did a proper review, but they ran a Prius flat-out on a track with a BMW M3 keeping page behind it to prove that the M3 would get better gas mileage under conditions of speed because it wasn't being pushed as hard.
Please save yourself the aggravation and get a nice Prius.
Use the trick I described above to make it fun to drive (move the seat back, let air out of the tires, press the "power" button to get extra HP, and floor it at every opportunity).
Edit: In case anyone is wondering, even driving it like this I get 37-40 mpg, down from 55mpg if I drive it in a more boring way.