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Old 05-13-2008, 08:13 PM   #1
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do i have the best possible setup for all city driving?

i dont go over 30 mph, all city with stop signs every 50 yards. its basically south philadelhpia

so far i have a DX motor (1.5 liters, it beats a 1.6 z6 motor) with a si tranny (short gears so i can save clutch) with vx rims at front with 165 series tires. all tires pumped to 44 psi


I also dont have a/c or p/s

I thought about a prius since the engine wont turn on under 30 mph, but the break even point will be a long, long time since i drive about 5000 miles a year, hard city miles. im averaging 35 mpg doing so
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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If and when gas goes to $5.00 you'll be spending $60 a month on gas..

Not too shabby..
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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If and when gas goes to $5.00 you'll be spending $60 a month on gas..

Not too shabby..

no it will actually be 50 bucks i literally fill up once a month, 10 gallon tank.

the only thing that i hate about city driving is the 35 mpg in summer, and 26ish in winter. i was getting high 40's when I was doing 70% highway


but in the end, i really save alot of money in hard times
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:37 AM   #4
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I agree, a prius is too expensive in your case.

The thing is... the Prius LOVES that kind of driving. It'll do over 100mpg with the right driving in those conditions.
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:43 AM   #5
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Yes, a Prius (especially converted to plug-in) would do extremely well in those conditions. However, as you noted, it's very hard to offset the initial cost vs. annual savings. You might be able to find a deal by looking very hard for a gently used Prius, well under blue book, with low miles. The deals do happen.

We saved about $8000 on my wife's vehicle when we picked it up. Spent three months looking, but it paid off, and the fuel savings are great.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #6
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I would stick with the civic until the hybrid market broadens and the prices go down.

My plan is to stick with my VX until I can get an Insight for a few grand (a long while, but I'll wait).
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I would master EOC and aim for 60mpg.
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I tried EOC but my engine wouldnt start up again after i bump start it. has over 200k on motor.


a prius would take forever to break even in my case since my car is paid off and even if gas was 5 a gallon, im still using about 600 a year in gas, even if the prius uses no gas, that would take over 30 years to break even (600x30 = 18,000)
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