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Hello to everyone. I am an enthusiast of hybrid tech...

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"The theory behind this is simple: Use the electric motor for city driving, and the proper engine for motorways. The theory is great, but there are problems. First, the petrol consumption is awful - it manages less than a diesel Lupo, which defeats the point totally. What's worse, is that it's slower than a diesel too, which is really bad news, unless driving above 30mph scares you".
Great News. Vw Lupo diesel is faster than gasoline Avensis 1.6L.
Prius is much faster than Avensis 1.6L.

I think BBC sucks a lot...

Perhaps they don't know how to drive a prii...
What it could have happened if I would completely ignore the first 4 gears in a diesel 5 manual gearbox car?

And the feeling is amazing when you accelerate without reviving up...
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Comparing a Lupo and a Prius is like comparing a Yaris/Echo/Vitz and a Camry. Or worse.
You can compare Toyota Yaris/Echo/Vitz and VW Polo.But VW Lupo is smaller than VW Polo...
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My God ....If this is the theory behind prius then I am ready to hear "where is the starting handle?"
No no no...you are WAY behind. The starting handle was in the 2002 Prius. In the 2004/5, they replaced it with pedals inside. Now you use feet from the relative comfort of the cabin. Actually, the passenger has to do it, and then periodically pedal during the trip to recharge the battery.

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My God ....If this is the theory behind prius then I am ready to hear "where is the starting handle?"
No no no...you are WAY behind. The starting handle was in the 2002 Prius. In the 2004/5, they replaced it with pedals inside. Now you use feet from the relative comfort of the cabin. Actually, the passenger has to do it, and then periodically pedal during the trip to recharge the battery.
Tell me that Flint-Stones had a small part in this...
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