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  1. — JohnG    Feb 19, 2006 12:04 PM    #
    Competitor Teardown:

    “Prius owners love it, but are the other 16 million-plus people beating down the doors of Toyota dealerships to buy a hybrid?” Lindsay Brooke asks. “Not yet, and Toyota will have to figure out how to drive the hybrid vehicle segment into the meat of the North American market.”

    -quote by Lindsay Brooke, GM.

    Apparently GM has missed the boat again, and is trying to PROVE they are foolish.

    Everyone knows that there are WAITING LISTS for the Prius as long a 18-24 months! Toyota simply cannot meet the demand, or they would sell even more, some estimates are as many as 10% of their total US sales.

    If GM wants proof that the demand is completely outstripping supply, just look at the residual value of a Prius at any age. Many are 80% of cost, even at 4 years old. That is astounding in today’s marketplace.
  2. Shaun Williams    Feb 20, 2006 06:41 AM    #
    I’m with you JohnG…

    “A teardown of the 2004 Prius two years ago helped sour GM on hybrid technology.”

    Hah! Sour grapes more like it. Stick with the Hydrogen Hoax GM, it’ll guarantee your demise.
  3. Jerry Halstead    Feb 20, 2006 07:34 AM    #
    Maybe hybrids would have better acceptance if they were afforded the same luxurious tax breaks provided for some of GM’s vehicles?
  4. jcwinnie    Feb 20, 2006 12:54 PM    #

    Listen, does the ZX80 do Windows? The Roombas want and arm and a leg