In October, best quote was $20.4K. In
March same guy said $500 BELOW invoice.
I didn't trust him, kept shopping. Paid
$19.7K plus tax & title. For best mpg,
hammer the assist and get to speed
quick! USE THE CRUISE! Keep econ turned
on. DON'T creep up after stop, the
engine WON'T auto stop again, and
you'll be sitting there wasting gas. -
a: Construction pot holes trigger ABS.
ABS kills re-generative braking
(expected). Requires more braking
effort. And re-gen won't re-engage
until you accelerate. Releasing the
brake and re-applying doesn't reset.
b: CVT really lets engine scream on
expressway merge (scary scream).
Already saved over $250 in GAS (3K
miles). Fill the tank from fuel
warning light for less than $20US(Great
Lakes). Was driving 16mpg van, pinged
on 90 octane, cost $60+ to fill.
Already getting 43,45, even 49mpg on 87
Over 60% US/Canada content despite
assmebled in Japan.
Make ABS re-gen braking reset as soon
as the pedal is released. Offer "power"
trunk release from the keyless entry.
PLEASE OFFER A WAGON! Move the cup
holders away from the dash so that
a "Super Big Gulp" (diet) fits without
striking dash at air conditioning and
radio control panel.