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mmatam412
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November 27, 2016 5:53 pm  

Greetings!
We are looking for a car for our move to St Croix.
Any thoughts on the Prius or a hybrid vehicle?


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rotorhead
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November 27, 2016 6:10 pm  

I test drove one a few years ago. It didn't handle the speedbumps and potholes very well. We ended up with a Toyota Highlander Hybrid instead.

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November 27, 2016 7:12 pm  

Maybe they do better on STX -- on STT and STJ, we don't drive long enough trips for the batteries to charge properly.


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singlefin
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November 27, 2016 10:54 pm  

Prius???
Think "Mad Max" movie type vehicle. Something mean, something formidable. It's got to be able to forge rivers, take out old growth mahogany trees, navigate through raging forest fires, climb steep hills, and for goodness sake don't forget the winch and overhead lighting!

*Shotgun rack optional in STX


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November 28, 2016 11:40 am  

There are many of them on STX.


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Alana33
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November 28, 2016 12:42 pm  

Tank with a turret gun.
Seriously, vehicles with good ground clearance for the numerous potholes you'll encounter, have good power and that are easily maintained (parts accessible) are best in the VI.


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singlefin
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November 28, 2016 3:53 pm  

Alana33... Right on


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LiquidFluoride
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November 28, 2016 5:42 pm  

Greetings!
We are looking for a car for our move to St Croix.
Any thoughts on the Prius or a hybrid vehicle?

Suspension travel and shock absorption will serve you best here.

Get something built for Baja racing (that's what I did) & you'll be happier; it's nice to not have to follow everyone else as they cross into opposing traffic to dodge a crack in the pavement or pothole.

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Skullwithhair
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November 29, 2016 10:10 am  

We shipped our Prius from Michigan. It was great on island.


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Alana33
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November 29, 2016 11:25 am  

There's a Toyota dealership in STT.
Does STX have one?
Did HH that just burned to the ground, repair cars or just sell tires and batteries, etc.?


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November 29, 2016 12:07 pm  

STX has a Toyota dealership.

HH did car repair, but limited ones.


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Alana33
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November 29, 2016 1:25 pm  

Thank you.


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SausageInTheCan
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November 29, 2016 10:30 pm  

Greetings!
We are looking for a car for our move to St Croix.
Any thoughts on the Prius or a hybrid vehicle?

Which island? If you are on STT you will not see much benefit of electric mode. It will run mostly on the engine wasting gas because your foot will be on the floor trying to climb hills. The engine, trans and brakes will suffer because it was not designed for that kind of driving.
Besides the fact that the only place you can get it serviced is Caribbean Auto Mart at their Toyota dealer. By the time they get done screwing it up/ripping you off you'll need a new car.


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mmatam412
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December 1, 2016 2:28 am  

Thank your all the awesome replies!
We have a Buick Encore now and are thinking we may just keep it to bring with us.
Is there a Buick dealer on St Croix? Our online search only showed one on St Thomas.


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vicanuck
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December 1, 2016 11:15 am  

Isn't Buick another way to say GM?


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LiquidFluoride
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December 1, 2016 2:26 pm  

Isn't Buick another way to say GM?

Yup

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?


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SausageInTheCan
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December 5, 2016 9:40 pm  

Isn't Buick another way to say GM?

Yes. Great Mistake.


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