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Toyota Prius brake problems



Toyota Prius Limo





Apr. 19, 2011 – Tokio, Japan – Associated Press (AP) reports today that after Jan. 2011 announcing Prius V – a versatile crossover / minivan style Prius family member and promising to release Prius C – a smaller version of current Gen 3 Prius, Toyota is once again expanding the Prius family, and is now getting into Limousine business to compete with GM, Ford and Mercedes Benz for the lucrative Limo market, with it’s high profit margins. Toyota is actually hoping that US President Barak Obama will switch hist typical Cadillac limo for this new Prius Limo!

image of Toyota Prius Limo

The Prius limo features 6 passenger doors, double the interior space of a 2nd Gen Prius, and a huge trunk, and can accommodate Obama’s entire family when they decide to go to a picnic or to plant a White House garden. This new car can also sit a squad of bodyguards comfortably and even has a built in mini-bar and entertainment center.

Toyota hopes that Prius Limo will also attract other environment-conscious royal families as well as farmers, as it can serve as an extremely fuels efficient fruits and vegetables trailer.

Image of Toyota Prius 6-door limo prototype

To attract American luxury car buyers, Toyota will be building these new cars at their Alabama assembly plant, which is currently making Toyota Tundra pick-up trucks.

Prius Limo fuel economy:

Toyota engineers have put tremendous amount of work into development of Prius Limo, and have actually combined two Gen 3 Prius engines with Toyota’s excellent Hybrid Synergy drive, to achieve a very respectable 52 MPH divided by two (there is two engines, remember?), which gives a 26 MPH combined Pennsylvania Ave and White House front lawn mileage.

During testing at Toyota’s Alabama assembly plant, they tried to put it on the road, but local rednecks destroyed the prototype by driving over it in their Dodge and Ford made monster trucks, so the the fuel economy testing could only be obtained during Washington DC testing at the National Mall.

Development of Prius Limo

The idea of making a Prius Limo originated around the time when the Gen 3 Toyota Prius was released, and 2nd Generation Priuses could not be sold even at a $3000 discount, as 3rd Gen was so much more superior and much better looking car. Toyota ended up with a huge inventory of unsold Gen 2 Priuses sitting at their parking lots, and they needed to do something with those cars. They decided to take two cars, and put them together to make a Prius stretch limo.

Toyota also added some armored steel plates to the new limos, by stripping them off old Japanese tanks and armored vehicles. This would enable Toyota to sell their new premium line in the highly competitive limousine market. While the Prius limo still boasts the old and ugly 2nd gen design, it offers superior gas mileage, compared to all the Cadillac and Lincoln offerings currently on the market, and Toyota feels that sales prospect for this new wander are rather good.

What about breaks?

As we all know, both 2nd and 3rd gen Prius still have those breaks issues that plagued Toyota’s sales in the 2010, and the question is – did they solve the breaking problems? Just as a reminder, here is the video report on this year old issue:



According to our anonymous sources, Toyota has changed the computer (which is responsible for proper timing on regenerative breaks and break pads / rotors) in the Prius Limo – they now install a Nintendo Wii instead of the old computer, and all driver will have to do to slow down and stop the car, is to squeeze the Wii controller really hard – we are sure that it will be a natural reaction for most people when your dual engine, extra long Prius is not stopping.

We hope this new upgrade to Prius Limo electrical components will finally solve breaks problems, as the firmware update to the old computers on both 2nd and 3rd gen Priuses and Camry sedans did not work out all too well.




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