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#1 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 06:37 AM

When I first got this car I looked up the VIN in ETIS and sort of chuckled when I saw a line item for "Turino" after driving a Prius that maxed out at 88MPH.. then last weekend I pulled out to pass someone on the turnpike and when I looked down at the speedometer the car was going at least 105MPH..  I moved back over and slowed back down, didn't really feel like pushing the car any more than that.









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#2 OFFLINE   obob

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

What does turino mean in this usage?

 

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My sense is the engineers of this motor/transmission did a great job in a lot of respects as well as other aspects of the design.  ( and had a few major bugs that took a little while to iron out, transmission, dead battery, cupping rear tires (which I hope was fixed in later cars but not sure).

 

I assume the car was still feeling under control at 105.



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:02 AM

Everyone knows about the Mustang but wasn't the Turino Ford's line of late 60's early 70's muscle cars?  Not that the C-MAX is muscle car but I have to admit I was surprised - I really thought those three digit numbers were just for decoration.

 

For the most part it was fine, road was dry and no sharp turns.  Knowing issues with transmission bearing, etc. and I would like to keep car as long as possible I slowed back down, didn't really want to push it any more than that..plus there was still some other traffic on road, etc.  It took a little while to ease it back down.  I guess if I lived out West with miles of "flat" highway maybe different story.


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:43 AM

I do love the power of the c-max. I did 110 once in mine! Something must have been wrong with the Prius you mentioned, all 4 generations could do over 100 mph. Heck even the the first generation that went on sale in 2000 with only 98 hp could do 102. I went 105 in my Prius v while passing once.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:03 PM

I guess it's just that the digital speedo on the Prius maxes out at "88" then because that seemed to be all the digits it had?  I had a Gen 2 and I thought they intentionally limited the car to help the powertrain longevity.  I never felt a desire to drive it faster than that anyway.  The Gen 2 was a neat design because it didn't have a "cockpit" like most modern cars - the space below the dash seemed very open.

 

Back to normal driving for me now, enjoying the glass pano roof this time of year here.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:18 AM

Only two digits on the speedo is really odd, that would max out at 100km/hr (only 62mph).



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Posted 13 November 2018 - 06:55 AM

There were a lot of quirky things about the Gen2 Prius so I didn't think much about it, the car doesn't really scream "Drive me fast" anyway, although it could go a lot faster than the hypermilers gave it credit for.  I suppose it is possible that the car actually can go faster but the display only shows so much.  I'm not going to buy another Gen2 to find out.



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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:26 AM

The speedo doesn't max out at 88. The speedo is a 3 digit. We have had 4 gen 2 and many friends with them. The gen 2 can also change to kmph with a touch of a button,so 88 kmph would be nothing. Maybe something was wrong with your gen 2?
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