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> I'm thinking about buying a Prius, WHAT?!
chook
post May 20 2009, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE (Hartmann @ May 20 2009, 12:06 PM) *
No problem.

The reason I put that in there is that in the Insight, you get "rewarded" after every ride that you complete that is "green". It shows a little icon on the dash and after so many, you're "promoted". It's a lame attempt to make someone feel good about "saving the earth".

That is dumb. Like getting a sticker for scarfing down weight watchers.


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post May 20 2009, 01:30 PM
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Hey Hartmann, what about trunk space? That is one of my concerns.


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post May 20 2009, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (chook @ May 20 2009, 02:30 PM) *
Hey Hartmann, what about trunk space? That is one of my concerns.


It's similar to the Prius "trunk". It's more of an open space that the rear door covers. It's glass and even with tinting you can still see in a bit.

Size is good and the entire back seat folds down. I think two large suitcases and two medium suitcases could fit fine in the back without the seats down.

The 2010 Prius has under floor storage as well.


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post May 20 2009, 04:50 PM
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I guess if it's ok for me to buy a mountain bike it's ok for you to buy a Prius.

....... But only if you bring Cathryn back so I can argue with her.


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post May 21 2009, 05:09 PM
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QUOTE (Dogmeat @ May 20 2009, 05:50 PM) *
I guess if it's ok for me to buy a mountain bike it's ok for you to buy a Prius.

....... But only if you bring Cathryn back so I can argue with her.


we're running her through a car wash a couple times first


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post May 21 2009, 06:53 PM
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post May 22 2009, 04:20 PM
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yea. she washed only her hands and face. her hair was nasty, and even worse, she didn't shave her "undercarriage" either, so you KNOW she had to be a bit....musky


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post Aug 28 2009, 09:10 AM
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Alright, time for an update. We ended buying a Prius, my wife's Honda Accord was on its last legs.

We've had it a few weeks now and put around 300 miles on it. It drives well and doesn't force "hybrid" style driving. I just get in and drive it like a regular car and right now I'm averaging 47mpg in mixed city and highway driving. It gives a realtime mpg monitor that you can turn on and off and also shows 1-minute and 5-minute miles per gallon per trip and the recharges that go along with it. I love data so I usually check it out when we get done driving it but don't really pay attention to any of that on the road. We are driving to Austin this weekend, so it will be interesting to see how it does.

I was worried about pick-up when on the freeway and it has no issues, that little 4-cylinder can go!


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post Aug 28 2009, 10:48 AM
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what is "hybrid" style driving?


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post Aug 28 2009, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE (cmac @ Aug 28 2009, 11:48 AM) *
what is "hybrid" style driving?


In the Insight a driver had to be very conscience of how they drove it to make sure they were getting the best mileage, not so with the Prius. An example is not accelerating quickly. In the Insight you had hit a switch to use the full power of the gas engine or else you'd accelerate very slowly. The Prius will get up and go when you want it to, without hitting buttons.

I called it hybrid driving because we've all been behind people in hybrids who drive them in a stupid manner (not accelerating when getting on the freeway). Why the sudden desire to try and pick a fight?


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post Aug 28 2009, 02:28 PM
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just didn't know what exactly that meant. never driven a hybrid.


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post Aug 28 2009, 07:10 PM
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I wouldn't call it picking a fight, but you are right about those people with hybrids who drive all slow.


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post Aug 28 2009, 08:20 PM
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so anyways, the world is going to end because humans are not life, we're just a virus.


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