Agreed. This time I would also make sure I get the Vehicle Stability Control, a feature which would be very useful during Cleveland's winter.lwood said:
I can understand trading an 05 for an 06 with all the new nifty features coming out, but why trade an 04 for an 05? I was pretty sure those models are exactly the same. I traded my 02 for an 05 because I needed more space in the back.rpm said:traded in my 04 for an 05, now am planning to trade my 05 for an 06.
I did it because my 04 was a package 0 TRAC car, and was Driftwood with the tan interior. Got it 12/03. I traded it in a year later on a package 6, silver w/ the gray interior, because I wanted the bluetooth, SKS, better colors IMO, and because I got the same amount at trade-in that I paid for the 04 new. Also got to take tax deduction again, and got 500 off MSRP on the silver, which is what my dealer offered on Prii when I went on the waitlist in 1/04...I didn't get the car until 12/04.paul16451 said:I can understand trading an 05 for an 06 with all the new nifty features coming out, but why trade an 04 for an 05? I was pretty sure those models are exactly the same. I traded my 02 for an 05 because I needed more space in the back.
No , no, you have got to trade-up for the Americas best seller: The upcoming Camry-Midsize-Hybrids !paul16451 said:Hmm, since I need a mid-size car, and gas mileage is high on my importance list, I'd probably get a Nissan Altima Hybrid, which is due on the market very soon. Otherwise, probably a Ford Escape Hybrid.
Hyperion, somewhat I agree with you but remember that Toyota Brasses are working very hard to erase the "Premium" in ICE vehicle vs the HSD powered vehicles. I'm absolutely certain that the Hybrids are here to stay and the Voltages in its system are going upwards in excess of 1000 volts pretty soon to be able to work in the "Heavy V8 ICE vehicles" Such as the heavy duty - SUV full sized ICE vehicles. Now the 07 Camry is so large that will put all " full size domestic sedans " looking like a Mini-Cooper !hyperion said:Sorry Rick, but next year when my Prius is paid in full and I have the title I'll be able to pick up an American car with a V6 that will be able to shut down three cylinders for milage at cruise speeds paired with an automatic 6 speed transmission. I enjoy my Prius and it has been a unique experiance owning, but I'm going back to something more comfortable to drive and something I understand more about.
I actually believe the hybrid is not the way to go but I do hope more of them are made for fuel savings rather than performance which except for the Prius seems the way the industry is going. (example; Standard Highlander vs Hybrid Highlander) I don't think it's worth the price premium for a car the dealer knows little about.