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CR names Toyota Prius As Best New Car Value

CBS.news -- DETROIT (WWJ) - Toyota Prius has been named by Consumer Reports as the best overall value for the automotive dollar in its annual Best New-Car Value analysis.

The Prius has the right combination of performance, reliability and low estimated ownership costs of $.49 cents per mile — less than half that of the average car, to unseat the perennial pack leader Honda Fit. The Fit as has held the best new-car value title for the past four years.

In creating its annual Best and Worst New-Car-Value list, Consumer Reports mines its performance, reliability, and owner-cost data to calculate a value score for some 200 different vehicles ranging from small cars like the Prius to luxury sedans such as the BMW 750Li.

Toyota and Lexus models placed at the top of six of the 10 categories that Cons


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 7:03:02 AM

doesn't have a great resale value though since Toyota does so much business with rental companies.
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honda0105
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Navy: methinks many people here are hearing just fine. So, can you please stop shouting (if you don't know, all CAPS in netiquette means you're yelling).
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polarbear2
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:51:42 AM

NAVYHM said "CHRYSLERS CARS & MINI VANS ARE NOT IN THE NEWS HURTING & KILLING PEOPLE... NOR, ARE CHRYSLERS BEING RECALLED RIGHT NOW FOR 11 DIFFERENT PROBLEMS ON 14 DIFFERENT MODELS... SCREW TOYOTA'S... TOTAL LIARS... HIDING THE TRUTH ALWAYS... WHILE TAKING ALL THE AMERICAN MONEY THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON..."Too bad Chrysler can make a car that will last 10 years.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 6:03:23 AM

Despite all their recall issues, Toyota continues to lead the way.
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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 5:48:36 AM

Can't disagree...
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 4:00:42 AM

very nice
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tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 3:02:30 AM

CR names Toyota Prius As Best New Car Value? Maybe the Toyota Prius is the best new car value but EV's and Plug In Inbreds have a very long way to go before they will be the 'Norm.'
My vehicle was paid for many years ago and I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly NOT a Fiat, Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/ Hurricane Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
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Blossomize
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2013 1:50:19 AM

.49 per mile? sounds high still!
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:48:29 PM

I will never own one unless they start letting them be used on golf courses.
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VanIsleLes
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:41:59 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:32:19 PM

ok
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:31:53 PM

I'm not currently in the market for any of these vehicles.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:31:52 PM

Never in doubt!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:30:45 PM

Old news
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Delight777
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:30:03 PM

The Price of Prius is still high.
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Zonk
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:29:46 PM

Toyota builds a good product.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:29:01 PM

old news
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tedjm1
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:27:12 PM

My Avalon is a greatcar. No problems, no breakdowns, just a good ride. I've had it for 11 years without any problem.. I do however keep up with maintenance.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:25:43 PM

I'm hanging on to my 2004 Echo until it drops in 2030 or thereabouts.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:24:04 PM

Well, "My Fit" held the record for four years. Let's see how the Prius does.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:22:53 PM

I love my Toyota. By far the best vehicle i have ever owned.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:22:32 PM

CHRYSLERS CARS & MINI VANS ARE NOT IN THE NEWS HURTING & KILLING PEOPLE... NOR, ARE CHRYSLERS BEING RECALLED RIGHT NOW FOR 11 DIFFERENT PROBLEMS ON 14 DIFFERENT MODELS... SCREW TOYOTA'S... TOTAL LIARS... HIDING THE TRUTH ALWAYS... WHILE TAKING ALL THE AMERICAN MONEY THEY CAN GET THEIR HANDS ON...
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:21:33 PM

They don't make a Prius that will pull my trailer.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:19:55 PM

CR is a biased magazine toward Japanese made products, I wonder where they get their kick backs from. I quit buying the magazine years ago because they favor foreign made products and I would not believe anything that they recommend.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:19:51 PM

I'll take safety over all those other things (thank you).
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:19:44 PM

Not a big believer in CR.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:18:53 PM

Wonder how much Toyota paid them this time?
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:17:46 PM

Good info to know. Thanks for post.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:17:36 PM

Still to small for me. So they have very little value in my opinion.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:17:15 PM

I wouldn't trust a Toyota.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:16:46 PM

Bravo! Let's bring out the champagnes.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:16:20 PM

I'll still take the Fit. If only Honda ever carries through with their plans to bring a diesel Fit in.
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teamsimons
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:16:04 PM

We posted a reply to this article yesterday, too.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:11:45 PM

Funny, in the National Highway Safety Tests, Prius V came in dead last for a 40 mph crash. Or perhaps I should say, YOU will come in dead, last, if you're in one then.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:10:22 PM

Don't want one.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:09:48 PM

this does not surprise me at all!
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:09:46 PM

At the end of the day, do you really care about the price of gasoline or do you care about how much it costs you to drive to your destination, @pa79th?

Cars with great fuel economy always cost less to operate than those with poor economy, no matter what's the price of gas.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:08:17 PM

Good for Toyota.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:07:58 PM

Too small and timid. I like muscle cars. Gonna keep my big, bad Marauder running as long as I can.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:07:50 PM

The Prius is plenty big for four people, @Chris46. I'm 6'3" and I've ridden in the back, no problem.

People who drive big SUVs get used to driving around in their living rooms.
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:07:42 PM

Hmmm...
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pa79th
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:07:13 PM

What does this have to do with the price of gasoline?
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Steve6921
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:06:47 PM

Too small
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regout
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:06:35 PM

Good for them but I won't buy one.
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:05:55 PM

I tell you, @AC-302, when CR says that Chryslers are crap, I believe them.

And as for a bias against U.S. automakers, they also bash European models when it's warranted. They report that Mercedes reliability has been slipping as well.

Now, if you have any evidence to bring, we're willing to listen but if you just want to spout your opinion with nothing to back it up, don't be shocked if nobody believes you.
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cheaper0ON
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:04:03 PM

Good for Prius lovers.
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:03:40 PM

Boring!
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joel27nc
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:03:37 PM

Pretty expensive car, really? Did Toyota pay them to say that?
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:02:47 PM

WOW!
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2013 11:02:28 PM

No Tokyo cars for me.
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