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    Assalam o alaikum,
    I am proud owner of a prius 1.5 2008. I am planning to upgrade to a 1.8 prius but am not certain if I should or should not because it's said that it isn't worth it. Some say it isn't as economical, others say that it has some flaws(no one actually gave me a proper generalized flaw but just said that I would regret the change) and others said to go for it eyes closed.
    I am actually looking for people who have kept or tested or driven both and can provide a comparative analysis, pros and cons


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    I am talking about ground clearance. Both second and third gen have same ground clearance but touring version of 3rd gen is further more lower then regular 3rd gen
    Oh.... I think it's best to let it be then. Should keep her for another year or so and then explore my options then

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    Thanks for the mention brother.
    Since my car is a Touring model with FF 17" alloys and 205/45 tires, this results in a superb grip but at the cost of a little drop in the fuel average.
    When I drive normally and following proper techniques, the car easily gives 20 km/l with full time AC, but the normal routine of my car is heavy foot driving and a lot of idling on AC even then the average is way ahead than any local 1.8L sedan, I always get around 14-16 km/l in fast and furious style driving


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    That's rather bad, fast and furious gets me 17-18 on my car. Anyhow, this ground clearance is the only issue which was pushing me towards a new car but since that remains unchanged, no point changing a perfectly good vehicle

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    AOA
    Sir i have kept both cars i had a 2008 model prius and now i own a 2012 model prius i will share my experince hope it helps you.
    Consumption
    Both cars almost give same km/l, my both cars gave around 18 - 20 with ac and normal foot
    Drive:
    Well in my opinion i enjoyed the drive of 2nd generation more then 3rd . Drove the 2nd generation around 100000 km and it always gave me a satisfying drive where as in new prius i always feel something is missing maybe its new to me but what i feel is that new one is not that much responsive on steering other wise if i talk in terms of comfort 3rd gen prius is better
    Power:
    Well both cars in my opinion are of same power some members will disagree but this is fact u put both cars for a drag and i belive the timing till 0 - 120 would be or atleast till 100 would be same after that 3rd generation takes lead beacuse of bigger engine and the power difference is seen conisderably in hilly areas as long as the battery of 2nd generation is charged up it performs good as soon as it hits last two bars power defficiemy is felt where as there is no such chakar in 3rd genration
    Brakes:
    Equally good in my opinion didnt found much difference
    Space:
    Well space for luggage is same for both cars no considerable difference same goes for rear leg space , but front passenger can not sit chorah hokar because of the interior design but it is has very good space for people jo insan bun kar baithein
    Verdict:
    New one is better as its battery is more powerful and more lasting , it has new shape , better model year wise and the price difference is not that much i would say to go for new one
    Hope it might help

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    Quote Originally Posted by umairrana1 View Post
    AOA
    Sir i have kept both cars i had a 2008 model prius and now i own a 2012 model prius i will share my experince hope it helps you.
    Consumption
    Both cars almost give same km/l, my both cars gave around 18 - 20 with ac and normal foot
    Drive:
    Well in my opinion i enjoyed the drive of 2nd generation more then 3rd . Drove the 2nd generation around 100000 km and it always gave me a satisfying drive where as in new prius i always feel something is missing maybe its new to me but what i feel is that new one is not that much responsive on steering other wise if i talk in terms of comfort 3rd gen prius is better
    Power:
    Well both cars in my opinion are of same power some members will disagree but this is fact u put both cars for a drag and i belive the timing till 0 - 120 would be or atleast till 100 would be same after that 3rd generation takes lead beacuse of bigger engine and the power difference is seen conisderably in hilly areas as long as the battery of 2nd generation is charged up it performs good as soon as it hits last two bars power defficiemy is felt where as there is no such chakar in 3rd genration
    Brakes:
    Equally good in my opinion didnt found much difference
    Space:
    Well space for luggage is same for both cars no considerable difference same goes for rear leg space , but front passenger can not sit chorah hokar because of the interior design but it is has very good space for people jo insan bun kar baithein
    Verdict:
    New one is better as its battery is more powerful and more lasting , it has new shape , better model year wise and the price difference is not that much i would say to go for new one
    Hope it might help
    This battery thing is a good point, I have noticed this that the car becomes a pain if the battery is on its last leg. On the motorway, I was testing the car and as soon as the battery ran out of juice, the vehicle had difficulty crossing 170kmh, whereas using steady acceleration and utilizing less battery charge, I easily crossed 175kmh. These sort of things have been improved I supposed. Oh, since you as well had both, which has better ground clearance?

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    Cant say much as i 0.5 inch spacer in 2nd gen, as well as in my new one . The problem of both kissing bumps was finished after an add on off 0.5 inch spacer

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    Better to increase height with the help of tyres instead of spacers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    That's rather bad, fast and furious gets me 17-18 on my car. Anyhow, this ground clearance is the only issue which was pushing me towards a new car but since that remains unchanged, no point changing a perfectly good vehicle
    sir jee you don't have any idea how i drive and even then two tanks cover an entire month of daily driving Alhamdulillah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    sir jee you don't have any idea how i drive and even then two tanks cover an entire month of daily driving Alhamdulillah.
    Well that's not something to be proud of, rash driving is severely uncalled for unless its occasional

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    Quote Originally Posted by dayrider View Post
    Well that's not something to be proud of, rash driving is severely uncalled for unless its occasional
    I try my best to avoid and not proud of it at all, but mostly at morning time thanks to this Metro Bus project, I get stuck in traffic and have to make up for the lost time once I board on the Kashmir Highway, have to take a lot of precautions though.
    The main reason for a little low per liter figure of my car is idling on AC for several minutes, even after the charge drains out, plus the AC is never off, I don't roll the windows down because then unnecessary dust enters the cabin. My car is used on short trips to the nearby markets as well and that's another cause for the low average.
    The Prius with standard rims achieve 20 km/l with quite ease though but lack at handling compared to the Touring model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliusman420 View Post
    I try my best to avoid and not proud of it at all, but mostly at morning time thanks to this Metro Bus project, I get stuck in traffic and have to make up for the lost time once I board on the Kashmir Highway, have to take a lot of precautions though.
    The main reason for a little low per liter figure of my car is idling on AC for several minutes, even after the charge drains out, plus the AC is never off, I don't roll the windows down because then unnecessary dust enters the cabin. My car is used on short trips to the nearby markets as well and that's another cause for the low average.
    The Prius with standard rims achieve 20 km/l with quite ease though but lack at handling compared to the Touring model.
    Those 17" rims should be standard on all Prius variants The rides looks killer!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nabeel_Ali View Post
    Those 17" rims should be standard on all Prius variants The rides looks killer!!!
    Yes honestly ab simple rims wali Prius ajeeb si lagti hain these 17"s compliment the looks of the car, or rather, maza yahi daitay hain
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