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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Sorry Moti, don't have any shock info but does anyone have a Prius V? I'll need to replace my Outback in the next year or two and since Mazda won't give us a 6 wagon, I don't know what I want. The Prius V looks like a decent option.
    We just bought a Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid for the wife. Same sort of thinking and everything else sort of sucked.

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    Yeah Richard, what a dumb concept, that a business that it's entire purpose is driving around will want to save gas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    We just bought a Subaru XV Crosstrek hybrid for the wife. Same sort of thinking and everything else sort of sucked.
    Did you get the cool green color? Why not a Mazda 3 hatch?
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    Yeah Richard, what a dumb concept, that a business that it's entire purpose is driving around will want to save gas...
    A business that only exists to drive its customers around, intentionally makes them uncomfortable in the tiny back seat of a Prius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    Did you get the cool green color? Why not a Mazda 3 hatch?
    We got the blue. Wife loves subarus and I think the 3 is a bit smaller. We looked at the CX5 briefly though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    A business that only exists to drive its customers around, intentionally makes them uncomfortable in the tiny back seat of a Prius.
    Two average adults can fit comfortably in the back of a Prius, have you ever even sat in one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Two average adults can fit comfortably in the back of a Prius, have you ever even sat in one?
    Average adult american male is >5'10" and >200#...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Two average adults can fit comfortably in the back of a Prius, have you ever even sat in one?
    Yes, in those $h!tty little taxi cabs. Why would I make the statement otherwise, you troll . . .
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    While you're replacing suspension parts, just go all-in with the lift kit.

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    By the way, this was worth coming in for:

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    I did a quick Google search and there's already threads out there on Prius HP upgrades and K&N filters and crap.. Watch out pretty soon this page will rank #1 for prius suspension upgrades lol

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    Moti, is this the sort of suspension upgrade you are looking for?



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    Maybe just a bit more herrafrush?

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    What a thread! Lmao, well I don't have a Prius myself, but my father does, we have a few suspension parts on it, under body brace (seemed to help stability/ high speed lane changes), strut tower bar (can't remember what it was like before it, sorry), 205/50/15 DZ101 Direzza's (much better than factory, about 2 mpg loss on average).

    192,xxx miles and still on factory struts and springs, always looking for an upgrade, but haven't come across anything reasonable.

    I do believe that the 2nd gen Prius can use the rear sway bar from the Matrix, similar or same rear suspension design if I recall correctly.

    Oh and we have a 2006, full options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    A business that only exists to drive its customers around, intentionally makes them uncomfortable in the tiny back seat of a Prius.
    Interestingly enough, this comparison article says the Prius has a bigger backseat than a current E-Class sedan.

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    Moti, if you cannot find perf struts, maybe measure and look for inserts using the stock strut bodies? Had to do something similar with a 323 GTX when parts started drying up for them.
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