Toyota's new sports hybrid concept car

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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I won't be able to afford it.
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting but for a better price and to me a better looking spoorts car this Celica is a better way to go.

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    The 2012 Toyota Celica is a low-cost sports car that is being working on jointly by Subaru and Toyota. The Toyota version is not confirmed for the U.S. market, but it is expected by industry experts to make its debut in 2012 for under $20,000.

    The Celica brand was dropped by Toyota in 2005. When the vehicle returns, it will be a rear-wheel drive vehicle with a Subaru four cylinder engine. It will be a welcomed addition to the Toyota line-up which has been criticized for not containing any interesting, youthful cars.
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    From the article:

    "so when you're running on the quiet motor, you can enjoy the wind, or the waves if you're driving along the seafront."

    I gotta say that that's one really nice thing about the Prius. I modified mine with an EV-only option that lets you drive for a few miles without the engine running. And when you're at the beach (or more accurately for me driving around the neighborhood looking for a lost dog) being totally silent is a very nice feature. You can hear everything, from the waves to the clink of a dog's tags.
     
  8. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Oh what a ... er ... right

    As one who has never owned a brand-new car, that is every reason in the world to start preparing for the Celica's arrival.

    Oh, what a dream.

    Oh, what a feeling.

    Er ... um ... I mean ... uh ... right.
     
  9. ricardonest Registered Senior Member

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    That's so tight.
     
  10. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    how many miles can you drive on electric power alone,
    before the ICEngine kicks in?
     
  11. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Two or three. I can make it from my house to the gas station (about 2 miles) pretty consistently without any gas engine usage.
     
  12. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    the only problem with hybrids and electric cars is the batteries don't last. They are the same kind that are in your laptop and have the same shelf life (ie around 3 years) and then it costs almost as much as a new car to replace them. Don't get me wrong, I WANT an electric car, it would be the ultimate car for me and if PB was driving it to and from the city everyday she could park in the council provided car parks and a) get a guaranteed park because there aren't a lot of people using them and b) "fill up" for free because the reason those parks exist is they have dedicated power points to freely recharge your car while you work. However if the batteries cant last then its not economically viable and exactly the same problem exists for hybrids
     
  13. nathalie17 Registered Member

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    I agree that hybrid cars and electric cars dominates the battery problem and you have to recharge it again. I guess natural gas will be profitable at this time, GM and Chrysler launching natural gas trucks. Natural gas has been used instead of gasoline or diesel in a small number of automobiles worldwide for decades. American car makers are starting to embrace its use, as GM and Chrysler have both declared natural gas pickup models by the end of the year.
     
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    Subaru rear drive sports car. I think I like this concept better.
     

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