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Chieftain58
07-21-2010, 10:33 PM
I drove to Denver last week and bought a third generation Prius 3 at Groove Toyota. 51/48 mpg I got 46.6 coming back from Denver. First foreign car I have ever owned.. still have 2 SUV's Dodge and Chevy.... oh and Go Chiefs.. lol

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-21-2010, 10:37 PM
I'd rather get 30 mpg in our Camry and not look like a complete dork.

DeezNutz
07-21-2010, 10:38 PM
Get rid of it well before 100,000 miles.

That said, hope you enjoy the new whip, player.

Chieftain58
07-21-2010, 10:42 PM
I love it very roomy and it went 110 mph with my old man driving it!(could have gone faster) 2 year free service agreement and 2.9% financing! I Love it.... Battery is good for 8-10 years they said..

Coach
07-21-2010, 10:45 PM
Cool.

I'll stick with Ford though, thank you very much.
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Gonzo
07-21-2010, 10:50 PM
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/south_park_smug.jpg

HoneyBadger
07-21-2010, 10:52 PM
Its official, no more picking up whores for you.

dilligaf
07-21-2010, 11:02 PM
Get rid of it well before 100,000 miles.

That said, hope you enjoy the new whip, player.

Why is that?

Kyle DeLexus
07-21-2010, 11:03 PM
If you keep it under 5mph it's completely silent.

DaneMcCloud
07-21-2010, 11:10 PM
I drove to Denver last week and bought a third generation Prius 3 at Groove Toyota. 51/48 mpg I got 46.6 coming back from Denver. First foreign car I have ever owned.. still have 2 SUV's Dodge and Chevy.... oh and Go Chiefs.. lol

Foreign?

WTF?

joesomebody
07-21-2010, 11:10 PM
Good for you man. While I think they are ugly as hell, the gas mileage is awesome.

I drive a jeep wrangler that gets about 11 miles a gallon. Love my jeep, but now that I drive to Kansas City from Columbia about twice a month, I could use a good cheap running vehicle. Not sure I could pull off a prius though.

Fish
07-21-2010, 11:17 PM
When you buy one, do they take both your testicles? Or just one?

Honestly curious....

Marcus_Halberstram
07-21-2010, 11:17 PM
I only ride in limos or cabs.

You should look into it.

JD10367
07-21-2010, 11:25 PM
I drive a Smart car, and even I think the Prius is gay. :D

teedubya
07-21-2010, 11:31 PM
Do you know how many spiritual, hippy, tree-hugging chicks you are gonna be able to pull now? Tons.

DaneMcCloud
07-21-2010, 11:33 PM
Do you know how many spiritual, hippy, tree-hugging chicks you are gonna be able to pull now? Tons.

Do those girls even exist in Kansas?

FWIW, the Prius is an extremely popular vehicle out here.

I guess because it normally takes an hour to drive about seven miles.

HypnotizedMonkey
07-22-2010, 12:19 AM
the only thing cool about this is that it made me think of Primus

greg63
07-22-2010, 12:41 AM
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BigRichard
07-22-2010, 06:07 AM
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/south_park_smug.jpg

I bet he likes to smell his own farts too.

Deberg_1990
07-22-2010, 06:16 AM
I'd rather get 30 mpg in our Camry and not look like a complete dork.

Cool.

I'll stick with Ford though, thank you very much.
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and this is why its silly to think that America will ever get over its oil addiction.

Not that theres anything wrong wtih that. :)

Mojo Jojo
07-22-2010, 06:30 AM
Do those girls even exist in Kansas?

Have you ever been to The Peoples Republic of Lawrence? Many women have more hair on their legs and arm pits than the men.

Reerun_KC
07-22-2010, 06:33 AM
Have you ever been to The Peoples Republic of Lawrence? Many women have more hair on their legs and arm pits than the men.

:hmmm:

Wondering what you are visiting to find out this info?

Mojo Jojo
07-22-2010, 06:39 AM
:hmmm:

Wondering what you are visiting to find out this info?

Just walking down Mass. St.

LaChapelle
07-22-2010, 06:42 AM
As long as the radiator fan can cut off a cat's tail without binding up
it's man approved

Reerun_KC
07-22-2010, 06:49 AM
Just walking down Mass. St.

:harumph:

Dont believe it....

It was a good attempt though...

Msmith
07-22-2010, 07:20 AM
The engine is claimed to last 8-10 years. When the time comes, the engine just goes kaput? Is it very expensive to replace/repair the engine?

loochy
07-22-2010, 07:43 AM
The engine is claimed to last 8-10 years. When the time comes, the engine just goes kaput? Is it very expensive to replace/repair the engine?

It's not the engine, it's the super expensive battery replacement. I've heard estimates from $2000 to $4000 (I've only HEARD). Additionally, these are rather toxic (as are all Ni-MH batteries).

loochy
07-22-2010, 07:44 AM
I'd rather get 30 mpg in our Camry and not look like a complete dork.

This.

I'll keep my Saab that gets 36 highway and still has 260 hp.

Cars don't have to look completely lame to get good mileage. I don't know why car companies are obsessed with making their economy/high mileage options look so ridiculous and off putting. All of the little funny looking cars (Prius, Honda Fit, etc), moving cardboard boxes (Scion boxcar), and old police cars with giant rims that don't fit make me wonder if it is stylish to be ugly nowdays?

phillip
07-22-2010, 07:56 AM
I drive a Smart car, and even I think the Prius is gay. :D

Equally gay. Sorry.

loochy
07-22-2010, 08:06 AM
More gay. Sorry.
FYP

Frosty
07-22-2010, 08:34 AM
If I had to do most of my driving in the city and/or stop and go driving on the freeway, I would consider a hybrid because they shut off when you come to a stop (a feature on conventional cars in Europe and one that needs to come here). Sitting and idling is a monumental waste of gas.

However, most of my driving is rural. I probably couldn't keep the car long enough to make of the hybrid's price differential in gas savings.

UteChief
07-22-2010, 08:48 AM
Congrats! I hope you enjoy the car. I was able to take a short drive in one once. It felt like the E brake was on the whole time. I assumed it was caused by the regenerative braking, can I get your opinion on it?

kepp
07-22-2010, 08:48 AM
Are those legal on golf courses?

bevischief
07-22-2010, 08:53 AM
I drive a Smart car, and even I think the Prius is gay. :D

You can fit into a Smart car?



LMAO

Mr. Laz
07-22-2010, 09:12 AM
I'd rather get 30 mpg in our Camry and not look like a complete dork.
you live in omaha .... too late

Chiefs Pantalones
07-22-2010, 09:19 AM
I drove to Denver last week and bought a third generation Prius 3 at Groove Toyota. 51/48 mpg I got 46.6 coming back from Denver. First foreign car I have ever owned.. still have 2 SUV's Dodge and Chevy.... oh and Go Chiefs.. lol

Do you have a skittles bumper sticker on the back that says taste the rainbow? Or possibly a peace sign decal?

loochy
07-22-2010, 09:47 AM
I bet he likes to smell his own farts too.

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Los Pollos Hermanos
07-22-2010, 09:50 AM
I bought a 2010 Tundra. $50 to change the oil. That's bs.

vailpass
07-22-2010, 09:59 AM
Larry David thinks you rock.

loochy
07-22-2010, 10:06 AM
I bought a 2010 Tundra. $50 to change the oil. That's bs.

What kind of oil does it take? Or is the cost because it has a huge crankcase and takes a lot of oil?

My car costs about that much for me to do the job myself since it requires a 0w40 synthetic that meets GM-LL-025 (long life) standards.

The bright side is that I only have to change it out every 10k miles.

Fish
07-22-2010, 10:08 AM
I bought a 2010 Tundra. $50 to change the oil. That's bs.

WTF?

Zeke
07-22-2010, 10:12 AM
Ever heard a prius drive by?


"iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiIIIIIIII'm gay"

Param
07-22-2010, 10:14 AM
A prius? A girl neighbor drives one of those. Unless you're looking, I can't hear that thing drive away. Anyway, those cars look kinda.....

Mr. Plow
07-22-2010, 10:52 AM
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/sugarmel/glittersicons/40yearoldvirgin.jpg

COchief
07-22-2010, 11:15 AM
I'd rather get 30 mpg in our Camry and not look like a complete dork.

Yeah, you look sooo cool in your friggin Camry. The most unoriginal and boring car to drive in existence. You sure are a playa in your Japanese Buick.

3rd&48ers
07-22-2010, 12:20 PM
cool... when you get about 500k on it you should start reaping the rewards of the money you are saving on gas vs cost to purchase

Zeke
07-22-2010, 12:25 PM
Better than spending $61 million on an illiterate lineman to play quarterback for your team.

Chieftain58
07-22-2010, 12:49 PM
Congrats! I hope you enjoy the car. I was able to take a short drive in one once. It felt like the E brake was on the whole time. I assumed it was caused by the regenerative braking, can I get your opinion on it?

I can feel the regenerating braking kick in when I brake but not while I am driving. I rented a First or second generation Prius(quite awhile ago) and thought it made alot of weird noises, kinda like a generator or something kicked on in the back end of it??? This third generation is pretty refined and has some really cool features... like: you only have to have the keys in your pocket and touch the door handle to lock or unlock the car, as well as pushing the button to start the thing.... My wife left her set of keys in her purse and the doors wouldn't lock the screen said "Keys detected inside car!" The HUD display and the bluetooth cell phone feature is very neat. I knew when I got the Durango paid off I was going to buy one.

Chieftain58
07-22-2010, 12:50 PM
Are those legal on golf courses?
yes, if you cut the top off.. LOL

Chieftain58
07-22-2010, 12:54 PM
The engine is claimed to last 8-10 years. When the time comes, the engine just goes kaput? Is it very expensive to replace/repair the engine?

I live next to the Votech, so, I can get the engine replaced for cost plus %10... which probably is still expensive

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-22-2010, 01:00 PM
Yeah, you look sooo cool in your friggin Camry. The most unoriginal and boring car to drive in existence. You sure are a playa in your Japanese Buick.
Yes, because by saying that I was implying that I looked cool while driving it. Dumbass.

vailpass
07-22-2010, 01:00 PM
cool... when you get about 500k on it you should start reaping the rewards of the money you are saving on gas vs cost to purchase

Exactly.

loochy
07-22-2010, 01:03 PM
Yeah, you look sooo cool in your friggin Camry. The most unoriginal and boring car to drive in existence. You sure are a playa in your Japanese Buick.

He didn't say he looked cool...he said he didn't look like a complete dork.

loochy
07-22-2010, 01:04 PM
cool... when you get about 500k on it you should start reaping the rewards of the money you are saving on gas vs cost to purchase

Bbbb...bbbbbut teh environmentz r destroyed cuz of American cars and junk. Double rainbow!

Bacon Cheeseburger
07-22-2010, 01:05 PM
He didn't say he looked cool...he said he didn't look like a dork.
I didn't even say I didn't look like somewhat of a dork, all I said was I didn't look like a complete dork. If I feel the need to look cool I'll drive around in my gas-guzzling truck.

Brock
07-22-2010, 01:08 PM
The mileage isn't good enough to justify at this point, IMO. Get up around 80 mpg, I'm interested.

dilligaf
07-22-2010, 02:45 PM
Do you have a skittles bumper sticker on the back that says taste the rainbow? Or possibly a peace sign decal?

I've seen one in town with an NRA sticker in the window.

Donger
07-22-2010, 02:58 PM
I drive a Smart car, and even I think the Prius is gay. :D

I was stunned when I read that those things only get about 36 mpg average.

3rd&48ers
07-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Better than spending $61 million on an illiterate lineman to play quarterback for your team.

Are you telling me JR won't make the team? :cuss:

3rd&48ers
07-22-2010, 03:39 PM
Bbbb...bbbbbut teh environmentz r destroyed cuz of American cars and junk. Double rainbow!

for the money, I would get a 10k dollar aveo and get about 5 less miles per gallon and save a stack

I also heard those batteries are only under warranty for 100k and cost about 8k to replace. (may be just a rumor)

JD10367
07-22-2010, 04:43 PM
I was stunned when I read that those things only get about 36 mpg average.

I get more like 40. But you have to remember, it's not a hybrid, or electric. It's a plain old giant 3-cylinder 1 liter engine. :) The only reason it gets great mileage is because it's half a car. It gets the best mileage of any non-hybrid, as it should. It's 3 feet shorter than a Cooper Mini, LOL. Sure, the 70hp engine won't win many races, but it gets up to 75 easy enough, is easy to park and maneuver, has more room in it for my 6'3" 245# body than my Saturn (because it's nothing but cockpit), and--last but not least--it doesn't have expensive batteries to replace. It's made in a "green" plant and is amost totally recyclable. And it's around 12k base, 14.5k loaded, and for 17-18k they even have a convertible.

JD10367
07-22-2010, 04:46 PM
Equally gay. Sorry.

I'm gonna get one of those bumper stickers that says, "I'm Overcompensating". :D

Donger
07-22-2010, 05:07 PM
I get more like 40. But you have to remember, it's not a hybrid, or electric. It's a plain old giant 3-cylinder 1 liter engine. :) The only reason it gets great mileage is because it's half a car. It gets the best mileage of any non-hybrid, as it should. It's 3 feet shorter than a Cooper Mini, LOL. Sure, the 70hp engine won't win many races, but it gets up to 75 easy enough, is easy to park and maneuver, has more room in it for my 6'3" 245# body than my Saturn (because it's nothing but cockpit), and--last but not least--it doesn't have expensive batteries to replace. It's made in a "green" plant and is amost totally recyclable. And it's around 12k base, 14.5k loaded, and for 17-18k they even have a convertible.

Yeah, I know. But my GTI gets almost 32 mpg and it's not half a car. I just really expected it to get more than that.

JD10367
07-22-2010, 05:30 PM
Yeah, I know. But my GTI gets almost 32 mpg and it's not half a car. I just really expected it to get more than that.

Well, first off, 32 ain't 40. I mean, my 1999 Saturn gets 32 as well. But you have to remember, cars are under much more stringent standards for emissions nowadays. There are Volkswagons made 10-15 years ago that still kick ass mileage-wise. Not to mention diesels. (They do make a diesel version of the Smart but the U.S. emissions standards make it too impractical to modify for our purposes. Plus, it would take around 20 seconds to get up to 60MPH, I think. Now, if they can incorporate a turbo-diesel into it, they might squeeze some good miles out of it. I know the European diesel Smarts get much better MPGs.)

Los Pollos Hermanos
07-23-2010, 08:02 AM
What kind of oil does it take? Or is the cost because it has a huge crankcase and takes a lot of oil?

My car costs about that much for me to do the job myself since it requires a 0w40 synthetic that meets GM-LL-025 (long life) standards.

The bright side is that I only have to change it out every 10k miles.

Just used regular oil. $34 for a regular oil change. $16 for the extra two quarts of oil. :cuss:

loochy
07-23-2010, 09:10 AM
Just used regular oil. $34 for a regular oil change. $16 for the extra two quarts of oil. :cuss:

Oh wow. Do your own. It's super easy. Unless you are getting some kind of fancy sythetic, a quart of oil shouldn't cost $8....no way......

Los Pollos Hermanos
07-23-2010, 09:14 AM
Oh wow. Do your own. It's super easy. Unless you are getting some kind of fancy sythetic, a quart of oil shouldn't cost $8....no way......

I may start changing my own. My last car had a free service plan so it had been a while since I paid for an oil change. I thought they made a mistake when they told me 50 bucks.

Contrarian
07-23-2010, 02:26 PM
I have a 2010 Prius. The new version is wider, heavier, and has way more exceleration than the previous years. I get 54 to 57 mpg and it has a ton of other features such as a display that shows where your power is coming from, fuel consumption monitor, milage estimation per tank, if you're low on gas it shows how many miles before you run out. It has built in hands free bluetooth, two 12v power plugs, audio plug, comes with sirius XM radio, dust and pollen remover system, front and rear heaters, front and rear defrosters, front end cruise radar, side radars for road edge detection, built in rear camera system, auto parking, solar cooling system for when your car gets hot in the sun the air conditioner blasts the inside with cool air while unattended- operated from the battery.
Oh and a built in garage door opener on the rear view mirror.

As far as the cost for gas, the savings I save in gas a month pay for the car and more.
I drive 150 miles a day, half that time in heavy stop and go traffic. Econo mode driving really pays off.
Bad ass ride IMO!

Chieftain58
07-23-2010, 11:09 PM
I have a 2010 Prius. The new version is wider, heavier, and has way more exceleration than the previous years. I get 54 to 57 mpg and it has a ton of other features such as a display that shows where your power is coming from, fuel consumption monitor, milage estimation per tank, if you're low on gas it shows how many miles before you run out. It has built in hands free bluetooth, two 12v power plugs, audio plug, comes with sirius XM radio, dust and pollen remover system, front and rear heaters, front and rear defrosters, front end cruise radar, side radars for road edge detection, built in rear camera system, auto parking, solar cooling system for when your car gets hot in the sun the air conditioner blasts the inside with cool air while unattended- operated from the battery.
Oh and a built in garage door opener on the rear view mirror.

As far as the cost for gas, the savings I save in gas a month pay for the car and more.
I drive 150 miles a day, half that time in heavy stop and go traffic. Econo mode driving really pays off.
Bad ass ride IMO!


cool!

Gonzo
07-23-2010, 11:28 PM
I only ride in limos or cabs.

You should look into it.

Anyone know who's mult this is?
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dilligaf
07-24-2010, 12:00 AM
I have a 2010 Prius. The new version is wider, heavier, and has way more exceleration than the previous years. I get 54 to 57 mpg and it has a ton of other features such as a display that shows where your power is coming from, fuel consumption monitor, milage estimation per tank, if you're low on gas it shows how many miles before you run out. It has built in hands free bluetooth, two 12v power plugs, audio plug, comes with sirius XM radio, dust and pollen remover system, front and rear heaters, front and rear defrosters, front end cruise radar, side radars for road edge detection, built in rear camera system, auto parking, solar cooling system for when your car gets hot in the sun the air conditioner blasts the inside with cool air while unattended- operated from the battery.
Oh and a built in garage door opener on the rear view mirror.

As far as the cost for gas, the savings I save in gas a month pay for the car and more.
I drive 150 miles a day, half that time in heavy stop and go traffic. Econo mode driving really pays off.
Bad ass ride IMO!

You definately have a one a kind there. They don't make the technology package(self parking and lane keep assist) with the solar roof package together. You must know someone at Toyota.

IA_Chiefs_fan
07-24-2010, 07:03 AM
I drive an American Muscle car. It gets excellent fuel mileage; several football fields per gallon :D

I'd own a Prius I guess, but I wouldn't drive it. I wonder how pissed the wife would be if I traded her car in for one :doh!:

My friend drives a Mini Cooper and I make fun of him constantly. Damn I wish he'd buy a Prius or Smart Car; I'd drive him to the brink of insanity...

JD10367
07-24-2010, 07:36 AM
I have a 2010 Prius. The new version is wider, heavier, and has way more exceleration than the previous years. I get 54 to 57 mpg and it has a ton of other features such as a display that shows where your power is coming from, fuel consumption monitor, milage estimation per tank, if you're low on gas it shows how many miles before you run out. It has built in hands free bluetooth, two 12v power plugs, audio plug, comes with sirius XM radio, dust and pollen remover system, front and rear heaters, front and rear defrosters, front end cruise radar, side radars for road edge detection, built in rear camera system, auto parking, solar cooling system for when your car gets hot in the sun the air conditioner blasts the inside with cool air while unattended- operated from the battery.
Oh and a built in garage door opener on the rear view mirror.

Sounds like they've made many positive upgrades. The two biggest concerns I've heard on the previous models were a lack of engine power (even worse than a Smart) and the lack of roominess inside. With all those bells and whistles, it sounds like a better deal.

As far as the cost for gas, the savings I save in gas a month pay for the car and more.
I drive 150 miles a day, half that time in heavy stop and go traffic. Econo mode driving really pays off.
Bad ass ride IMO!

If you drive that many miles a day, yes, it's definitely beneficial.

But, really, for most people who do normal driving, mileage is overrated. Let's say you average 12k a year driving. Let's say gas is $3 a gallon. If you get 30 miles to the gallons, that's 400 gallons or $1200. If you get 40 miles to the gallon that's 300 gallons or $900. The difference between 30 and 40 is $300 for the year. Not really a big deal.

HMc
07-24-2010, 07:46 AM
Anyone know who's mult this is?
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Simply Red?

VAChief
07-24-2010, 09:22 AM
I drive an American Muscle car. It gets excellent fuel mileage; several football fields per gallon :D

I'd own a Prius I guess, but I wouldn't drive it. I wonder how pissed the wife would be if I traded her car in for one :doh!:

My friend drives a Mini Cooper and I make fun of him constantly. Damn I wish he'd buy a Prius or Smart Car; I'd drive him to the brink of insanity...

I guess if he has the jack he could buy a Tesla Roadster and just blow you off the road with his sissy little electric car. Those things have sick acceleration and pretty impressive top end speeds too. They also now have a 300 mile range. Of course for a 100 grand they are still price prohibitive for 99 percent of the auto market.

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2010, 09:28 AM
But my GTI gets almost 32 mpg and it's not half a car.

Yes. It is.

WilliamTheIrish
07-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Prius- From the Latin word that translates in English to "birth canal".

I'm kidding, chieftain.

OnTheWarpath58
07-24-2010, 09:54 AM
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Yes.

IA_Chiefs_fan
07-24-2010, 10:09 AM
I guess if he has the jack he could buy a Tesla Roadster and just blow you off the road with his sissy little electric car. Those things have sick acceleration and pretty impressive top end speeds too. They also now have a 300 mile range. Of course for a 100 grand they are still price prohibitive for 99 percent of the auto market.

That would suck. Not to get beaten by a 100k car, but to have to listen to him for the rest of his life.:)

redngold85
07-24-2010, 02:27 PM
I saw a guy driving a Prius the other day that had bullet hole stickers all up one side...

really!?

JD10367
07-24-2010, 02:42 PM
I saw a guy driving a Prius the other day that had bullet hole stickers all up one side...

really!?

Well, there's "gangsta" and there's "gayngsta". :D

I want to install hydraulics in my Smart, so I can roll up to a red light next to some homies, start blaring rap, and hit the hydros. Problem is, the rear end wouldn't bounce up and down; the whole car would probably start bouncing around like a hyperactive rubber ball until it flipped over. LMAO

Param
07-24-2010, 04:32 PM
for the money, I would get a 10k dollar aveo and get about 5 less miles per gallon and save a stack


The problem is that car is total piece of shit.

Param
07-24-2010, 04:34 PM
Well, there's "gangsta" and there's "gayngsta". :D

I want to install hydraulics in my Smart, so I can roll up to a red light next to some homies, start blaring rap, and hit the hydros. Problem is, the rear end wouldn't bounce up and down; the whole car would probably start bouncing around like a hyperactive rubber ball until it flipped over. LMAO

You have the cabrio? I've always liked the smart cars seeing them in europe way back when. Just a unique vehicle.

Miles
07-24-2010, 04:44 PM
You have the cabrio? I've always liked the smart cars seeing them in europe way back when. Just a unique vehicle.

I thought the roadster variant seemed like a pretty solid city car when I was over there a while back but the price tag seemed a bit steep for what it was.

3rd&48ers
07-24-2010, 06:12 PM
The problem is that car is total piece of shit.

probably, or better yet get a corolla or a accord with 100k on it and drive the wheels off of it for a couple thousand

JD10367
07-24-2010, 08:37 PM
You have the cabrio? I've always liked the smart cars seeing them in europe way back when. Just a unique vehicle.

No, we have the middle model with the clear roof (which, unfortunately, we just found out has issues with crazing due to the heat). We would've considered the cabrio but, living in a large city, I was hesitant to buy something with a roof you could cut through with a boxknife. Would've been cool, though, 'cause you can retract and re-close the hood while doing 70 down the highway.

burt
07-25-2010, 07:52 AM
About a year and a half ago.... I elected to purchase a '98 626 for $1350.00....31 mpg on the Highway. NO problems and great mpg.

That being said, the Prius, Fit, Insite as well as Smart Car are cool. Unless you are driving the before stated 150 miles a day, it will take you over 5 years to make up the difference between a Prius and a Chevy Cobalt. But the Prius is still contributing lower MPG and Emissions. That is cool.

If you enjoy driving a big truck...power to you. If you think driving a big truck makes you look cool and a Prius makes you look like a dork.... it is time to step out of the Hot tub Time machine, and the 80s.

Those kind of statements kinda make you resemble Clayton.

A truck is usefull. A Prius has numerous positives. A '68 Camaro is cool. An '85 Wrangler is funner than hell. Attempting to judge coolness or penis size by the kind of vehicle.....is stupid.

Param
07-25-2010, 08:02 AM
I thought the roadster variant seemed like a pretty solid city car when I was over there a while back but the price tag seemed a bit steep for what it was.

Yah, I liked that one too. It's rare these days. I think it was overpriced so nobody bought it, and I don't think they make em anymore.

Param
07-25-2010, 08:04 AM
No, we have the middle model with the clear roof (which, unfortunately, we just found out has issues with crazing due to the heat). We would've considered the cabrio but, living in a large city, I was hesitant to buy something with a roof you could cut through with a boxknife. Would've been cool, though, 'cause you can retract and re-close the hood while doing 70 down the highway.

all man worried about the top getting cut? I would've so gone for the cabrio. I live in the city too and always have convertibles. I know convertible tops aren't cheap to replace, but it can't be that bad on a smart car. And they're usually warrantied pretty good too if something happens to them.

EWOK
07-25-2010, 09:22 AM
While Toyota made great strides in the Pruis and the cost of the battery has dropped to less than 2k. I still think buying a VW diesel car that gets about the same mileage as the Pruis, costs less, and the engines last almost forever makes better sense. IMHO

Buehler445
07-25-2010, 09:37 AM
While Toyota made great strides in the Pruis and the cost of the battery has dropped to less than 2k. I still think buying a VW diesel car that gets about the same mileage as the Pruis, costs less, and the engines last almost forever makes better sense. IMHO

What kind of maintenance do those take? I've heard from people that drive the tier 4 emission standards pickups and semis (and I'm sure tractors will follow suit when they come out this fall) have a shitload of problems because they're trying to burn off the emissions or something. I'm no diesel mechanic, but it seems to make sense. Trying to filter it out plugs up shit in the exhaust, then it won't run.

mikeyis4dcats.
07-25-2010, 10:00 AM
I'd get a Fusion Hybrid in a heartbeat if they were more reasonably priced. We have a Milan and like it alot, but the mileage sucks.

kcfanXIII
07-25-2010, 11:33 AM
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lol @ the prius...

Valiant
07-25-2010, 12:10 PM
This.

I'll keep my Saab that gets 36 highway and still has 260 hp.

Cars don't have to look completely lame to get good mileage. I don't know why car companies are obsessed with making their economy/high mileage options look so ridiculous and off putting. All of the little funny looking cars (Prius, Honda Fit, etc), moving cardboard boxes (Scion boxcar), and old police cars with giant rims that don't fit make me wonder if it is stylish to be ugly nowdays?

If they made them cool looking everyone would buy them and end oil dependency..

Donger
07-25-2010, 12:34 PM
Yes. It is.

It can comfortably seat five adults, so I don't know why you would say that.

Param
07-25-2010, 12:41 PM
It can comfortably seat five adults, so I don't know why you would say that.

GTI golf? Hell no it can comfy sit 5 adults. My friends have them and it sucks with 5 people.

Donger
07-25-2010, 12:45 PM
GTI golf? Hell no it can comfy sit 5 adults. My friends have them and it sucks with 5 people.

Okay, maybe not comfortably, but there is sufficient space for five. That's what it's listed.

I recently had four other adults in mine, including our COO and CEO. Made the CEO sit in the middle in the back.