Oh Men, do I miss the Old Patagoniax even..Sometimes I believe, this persona has double character, one is very polite and invites me to his region and be honoured to meet me, the other one. keep posting not too hilarious comments about my choice of vehicle purchased. Like I said it many times over, Iam not going four wheelin'..I will be traversing the asphalted portions of the panamericana plus other highways of SA.ratbert wrote:This reminds me of buying an unsupported-model limited-capability car and then figuring out what few places you might be able to go with it, rather than figuring out where you were going and then determining the most suitable conveyance.
OP has participated long enough to know what sorts of vehicles are suitable for the range of conditions here, and he knows that his choice set severe restrictions on local utility and supportability.
Bad choices should be met with ridicule, else we continue making them.
OH WAIT WE HAVE TO BE SENSITIVE AND NOT CRITICISE OVERT AND DELIBERATE FOOLISHNESS AND BAD DECISIONS MADE IN THE FACE OF AN OVERWHELMING BODY OF ADVICE TO THE CONTRARY.
Limited capability, Yes. Like any 2 wheel drive sedans sold over there. _Unsupported model, you are quite correct._ However Toyota Chile sells them so the Argentina Toyotas too, the Toyota Hybrid Synergy-drive powered vehicle does not need such an extensive maintanance to keep it running as the regular otto-cycle internal combustioned powered vehicle.an unsupported-model limited-capability car
The electronics has been tried and tried in the real road, in real harsh driving manner and tested by its owners for combined vehicle sold of more than 3 miilion units since its inception, circa 1997..Publication all over the world saz, most reliable vehicle of them all..I know a taxi business owner, his 2004 Prius has more than 700.000 miles on the Odo (1.120.000 km,) The expenditures necessitated to keep it running: Sets of tires, many to date. Sets of brakes x 2, transaxle lubricants needs to be flushed from time to time. The inverter coolant has to be replaced every 120k miles or there abouts. In reality, it needs 90% less maintanances than the regular powered vehicle..I own "three" my 4th one this time around,Iam going to the bank always laughing with the money that I save by owning and driving my Hybrid vehicles.! And when the Fuel cell vehicles becomes available, I will be one of the Pioneers to make my plunges again.. You are an Engineer, aren't you? Why can't you accept the supremacy of the Hybrid vehicles mechanicals vs the Otto cycled powered vehicle..Oh well, differs to be different...