• Cfthelin avatar Cfthelin Posted: 7/1/2011 1:39pm PDT

    Does anyone remember owning and driving a low powered car like the early VW Beetle? I do. My daughter's first Toyota was a Tercel which ran like the Beetle. I drove my VW this way: Light turns green-- floor it in first gear - shift- floor it - shift - floor it until cruise. Then use the agility to buzz around corners and curves much faster than the Ford 500 behind me! That worked for the Tercel. ---and for the Miata, Kurt. Have fun with cars!

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/1/2011 2:15pm PDT

    Remember a VW Beetle? I learned to drive a stick in a 1967 Beetle...

  • mss627 avatar mss627 Posted: 7/2/2011 2:31pm PDT

    I personally like the "Nerd appeal" of the Prius. Leave it alone. There are plenty of other models out there for people who want to get their Nascar on.

  • fr8bil avatar fr8bil Posted: 7/1/2011 10:16am PDT

    It sure improves the vehicle's appearance. And remember, higher cornering speeds equal better fuel economy !

  • fb_1491948054 avatar Kurt Posted: 7/1/2011 12:08pm PDT

    Not to mention longer life for brake pads...

  • fb_100001227069907 avatar Robert Posted: 7/1/2011 12:32pm PDT

    I'm not surprised considering, from my experience, if there's a car weaving through traffic or trying to tailgate you, it's usually a Prius. They're worse than Chicago Taxis.

  • fb_100000866038548 avatar Ed Posted: 7/3/2011 12:20am PDT

    Fiat owns Chrysler. Toyota sells it's Hybrid tech to Ford.

  • fb_100000866038548 avatar Ed Posted: 7/3/2011 12:33am PDT

    i own a VW while living in California not great power but move very easy to repair. sold it an purchased a tercel.drive back a Prius back and forth every day from Virginia Beach to Washington DC over 134,000 miles never changed brake pads yet. brakes regenerate transfered power to the battery. love low maintenance low gas consumption near zero emitted pollution.