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Hello Guys,

My dad wanna buy a new car

His requirements are,
- Very fuel efficient
- Mostly City Driving about 50 kms a day
- Sedan is not must
- price between 20-25K (including all taxes)
- Auto Transmission
- A/C
- Reliable
- no funky accessories or features required
- He wanna use this for at-least 7-8 years

So far looks like Prius C or Civic Hybrid fits almost all his requirements,
- Both are Hybrid, great mileage but being smaller car Prius C has slightly less fuel consumption (City/Hwy/Combined):3.5 (81) / 4.0 (71) / 3.7 (76) vs Civic 4.4/4.2/4.3
- Basic Model for Prius C costs about 23K, while Civic 28K(slightly higher)
- Both Come with iMid, AT, AC and many other cool features
- Honda and Toyota both are very reliable

What do you think guys? Can you suggest me any other car for him?

Thanks in Advance
 

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i would just buy a base model regular civic.. they avg i think 40 anyways and save several grand on the front end but thats just me... but if hybrid is must i would take civic over prius ....
 

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If the $5k price difference is not a huge issue, I would choose the Civic Hybrid for it's superior lithion-ion battery. You get the peace of mind of a 7-8 year reliability in a Li-Ion battery pack as opposed to every other hybrid model using dinky nickel metal hydride battery packs. IMHO NiMH technology is rather obsolete for any future hybrid technology.
 

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Thanks for the info Suburban Titanium & bluestar. Being a civic fan even I want to Convince him for Civic only. I never knew Civic has Li-Ion and Prius has NiMH... I think that makes some difference...
 

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It definitely makes a difference, and there is simply no argument as to whether Li-Ion is better than NiMH.
The reason why most hybrid car makers opt for NiMH batteries is simply because it is way cheaper.

Fun Fact: Toyota has already built an extensive supply chain for Li-Ion batteries over the past recent years.

Personally I would not buy any Prius at the moment if I knew Toyota had already been ramping up supply to transition their hybrid models to better upgraded batteries *shrug*

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f your dad is willing to shell out even more, have him look at the Acura ILX Hybrid. The ILX's platform is based on the 2012 Civics and also features a Li-Ion battery thats more current with 2012 technology lol
 

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Just get a CRZ
Turn it into a mugen type(; ha


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Yea, so I know nothing about hybrids, but I'd get the Prius simply because I like how it looks. I did see a Volt on the road the other day and it looked pretty slick but that's way above your dads price point. Sorry this isn't helpful but the dude talking about the batteries seems to know what he's about.
 

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I dont like priuses...theyre pretentious
 
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