F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Toyota Prius C Vs Hyundai Elantra
PYSPEED
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-31-2013, 04:04 AM   #23
py0413
Major
Canada
19

 
py0413's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M5
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: BC


Posts: 1,178
iTrader: (2)

Generally those small Japanese cars are pretty reliable. They are, as you mentioned, cheap to insure and easy to maintain. Hybrid cars don't exactly benefit if you do more highway driving than city driving. I don't have any personal experience with Korean cars, they must have improved by a lot over the last few years. If you consider Prius C, why not Yaris? It does the same or better on gas mileage especially when you consider a lot of highway driving.
__________________
Must stop eating..............
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2013, 08:17 AM   #24
jqsmooth
Captain
United_States
6

 
jqsmooth's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey


Posts: 639
iTrader: (1)

I say test drive them all. At the speeds that your dad drives, you will lose fuel economy in any car. The one thing that stands out for the Prius C is the potential to get great gas mileage at a relatively cheap price. I don't think you can go wrong with a Mini, Fit, Yaris, Civic, Corolla, Golf or any other compact cars that can achieve 40 mpg on the highway. GL! If you have any questions about the Prius C, let me know.
__________________
2011 E92 l SSII l Fox Red l ZP2 l ZCW l ZCV l 19" l 6MT l DDC l EPS
2012 Toyota Prius C(my new daily).
2002 Nissan Pathfinder - 301.6K and Junked.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - Rolled & Totalled.
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood - RIP.
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2013, 10:04 AM   #25
son_of_siggy
Lieutenant
5

 
Drives: CTS-V
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States


Posts: 435
iTrader: (0)

I test drove a Prius C at the auto show last weekend. I was actually surprised at how smooth and comfy it was. Even at 46mpg highway you're still getting nearly 10mpg more than the Hyundai. As was mentioned, anything over 60mph and your hwy mileage is going to suffer, no matter what you drive.

The hybrid drive doesn't really have a drawback on the highway. At those speeds it's operating just like any ICE vehicle. Just in the city it can use the electric drive to get your momentum going, thus the better city MPG.

For a commuter with that many miles per day, you're going to have a hard time finding something that will get better MPG than the C. A TDI would get more mileage, but as you said, will have a higher entry cost, and cost only slightly less in fuel with the premium price of diesel.
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #26
BMVeh
First Lieutenant
9

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tampa, FL


Posts: 367
iTrader: (4)

yaris is more expensive than the c thats why.

Also keep im mind im in Florida...No cold really... Out of the 130 he drives daily maybe 20 miles are only city rest are highway.
__________________
06 330i SGM
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #27
ROB_S2K
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
34

 
Drives: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT8
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles


Posts: 1,773
iTrader: (4)

Anything but a prius. Forget those official numbers man highway driving you want a car with power. They get better gas mileage since your not flooring it to keep your speed up. I say given your situation get a hyundai.
__________________
2014 Grand Cherokee SRT-8

(2012 | Laguna Seca Blue | Rust Brown | Individual | 6MT) SOLD
Appreciate 0
      01-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #28
BMVeh
First Lieutenant
9

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tampa, FL


Posts: 367
iTrader: (4)

dad just stopped by another Hyundai dealer. Without any negotiation they gave him a price of like 19700 out the door... Other dealer said 21500....What a difference. He also had a friend that is a sales manager for hyundai so he's going to taking to him last And see what he can do. .

I think he's leaning toward the elantra
__________________
06 330i SGM
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #29
Raja Ventureshield
Banned
United_States
83

 
Raja Ventureshield's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW M3 coupe
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northern VA


Posts: 5,694
iTrader: (6)

i would really look at the new civic, I know a lot of people who has the prius and they love the mpg. One guy put 32k miles in one year. if it's commute and you want something then it's for you. Personally i would get the Civic
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST