Lord Hall, that was a load of bollox - what do expect from the Torygraph.
Mine does 55 to 60 mpg and the emissions in town is brill. To drive they are
a dream. Everything else after is agricultural.
"...the unbearable smugness of some Toyota Prius owners presents a
tempting target. Quick to point the finger at others, some use their
Prius as public proof of a caring and moral "lifestyle" and put the
moan into sanctimonious..."
What a load of bollox - they are sneering socially responsible people too.
I got a Prius because it is superb to drive, silent most of the time and
seamless in progression with no gear steps, and economical to run in fuel,
service, and no congestion charge, great longevity (topped the JD Power
surveys in the US and the UK) and big inside too. When I get into other cars
it is like a flashback in time as they are so outdated inside.
Look at the city mpg figures for the Prius. As most are driven in cities
this is where they score highly in mpg and emissions.
The Prius is light years ahead of any crap agricultural manual gbox diesel
car - light years ahead in every respect. And they are getting better as
battery technology improves and a few plug-in/petrol versions may be on the
market too. No contest, Prius wins hands down as it is, and newer models in
the next few years will push them further ahead. It seems the oil companies
may slip the Torygraph the odd wedge. Some car mags pander to the
manufacturers who advertise, and are behind in hybrid technology and
The hybrids are the current benchmark that others have to equal if not
"yours" is a 50cc moped and your boss confiscated it after that
unfortunate incident with a nun on a bicycle and an urgent delivery of
> To drive they are a dream.
You driving? You are dreaming.
> Everything else after is agricultural.
Agricultural would be a bit too high tech for you, especially as it
involved reproduction and the nearest you've got or ever will get to
that is mucky thoughts over the models in Readers' Old Boilers.
Very fair assessment.
Until and unless we stop using fossil fuel for transport, the only
'Green' car is no car...
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