1. I usually drive the speed limit. My wife might think otherwise. Regardless, on freeways I have never passed a Toyota Prius - you know the energy-efficient green car? They usually pass me like I am at a standstill. <font color="green">How green is that?</font>
2. <hidden message within. play Suspicious Minds backwards to decipher> ... I have noticed some RECYCLABLE PLASTIC containers getting thinner and some getting THICKER such that it takes a pipe wrench to wield them. Don't these companies talk to each other? <font color="green">How green is that?</font>
The prius is especially flawed in Australia (I am using $Au inthis post), firstly economically they cost $15k+ more than a similar sized more powerful Corolla that will use 7.4L/100 km (city driving ) while a prius still uses 4.4L/100km with far less power/performance.
If you stick $15 in a cash management account it would more than cover the extra petrol costs of the corolla, so economically they are flawed. They also have a battery that will cost you $4500+ install + cost to dispose which may be as hight as $1500. Toyota say the battery should last 8-10 years, but batteries are not that predictable/reliable. After 8-10 years or less you will have a car that is worthless but will cost you $5000-$10000 to keep running
Environmentally they are also flawed for two main reasons, they have a battery which which will need to be disposed of. Secondly they are not made here (in Aus) so you have the input transport costs.