• elroy Posted: 1/15/2009 6:46am PST

    "average joe"

    Let's see....a base Prius is Japan is 2.38 million yen....at about 90 yen to the dollar that's about $26,500..... Wait, why is the US MSRP only $22,500????
    If this vehicle was priced to reflect the current exchange (plus shipping etc.), it would be well over $30K.
    Isn't this the kind of stuff that the Big 3 write about when they say that there is an unfair playing field?
    By pricing this at $30K, it looks like the Japanese are trying to undercut good old NA American technology, i.e., the Volt et al.
    Is this predatory pricing?