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Old 03-04-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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2009 Toyota Prius

Looking forward to picking mine up later this year! Have you guys heard anything about it? Sounds like it's going to be a great way to reduce gas consumption.

Fortunately I'll still have my 89 Miata on the side for a little fun on the weekends.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
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WTF WHO CARES

Clearly not you. I, however, do, and as this is the "Other Cars" discussion, I trust that you'll either ignore the thread or contribute positively.

Frankly I don't see what the problem is with offsetting your fuel consuption by having an efficient daily driver.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #5
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Clearly not you. I, however, do, and as this is the "Other Cars" discussion, I trust that you'll either ignore the thread or contribute positively.

Frankly I don't see what the problem is with offsetting your fuel consuption by having an efficient daily driver.
I guess it is because your first post to a CHEVROLET CAMARO forum is about a TOYOTA PRIUS.. and you mention a MAZDA MIATA...
it's just does not look good to some people... feel free to post about the CAMARO in other sections.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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Frankly I don't see what the problem is with offsetting your fuel consuption by having an efficient daily driver.
the problem is fanboy-ism

i'm not saying i like the prius, just making it clear that even though this is the "other car" forum in reality for the majority here it's the "chevy > everything" forum no matter how good the other car is. it gets old after a while because you can't have a discussion here about any car other than the almighty GM cars.

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see, skyman proves my point

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Old 03-04-2009, 09:27 AM   #7
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Clearly not you. I, however, do, and as this is the "Other Cars" discussion, I trust that you'll either ignore the thread or contribute positively.

Frankly I don't see what the problem is with offsetting your fuel consuption by having an efficient daily driver.
I'm just curious why you signed up here. I don't mean it to be offensive, just interested if you are looking to get a Camaro in the future. I don't flaunt my Camaro purchase on Prius boards; it makes little sense.


Also, I'm assuming you're well versed in issues such as this. Enjoy the Prius.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:29 AM   #8
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the problem is fanboy-ism chevy volt = god, everything else = crap.

i'm not saying i like the prius, just making it clear that even though this is the "other car" forum in reality it's the "chevy > everything" forum no matter how good the other car is.
Chevy Volt actually looks pretty awesome, to be honest. But it's a good deal more, from what I hear, than something like the Prius. If you're not wealthy (and I dare say I'm not), I'm looking for relative efficiency bang for the buck when it comes to a daily driver.

Further disclosure, the new Camaro looks pretty sweet as well. Of course with this economy I'll probably not be looking for another new car any time in the near future.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:32 AM   #9
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I'm just curious why you signed up here. I don't mean it to be offensive, just interested if you are looking to get a Camaro in the future. I don't flaunt my Camaro purchase on Prius boards; it makes little sense.


Also, I'm assuming you're well versed in issues such as this. Enjoy the Prius.

Two reasons. (a) What fun would that be? (b) The best advice / questions usually comes from people who aren't already on the same page that you are.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:33 AM   #10
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Also, that article has been fairly widely discredited.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:50 AM   #11
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All I'd ask is that you don't "look down upon" those that drive less fuel efficient vehicles. That certainly will get you flamed around here right quick. The elitist attitude of some Prius drivers has, on the whole, ruined the perception of the rest of them.

If you're just looking to reduce costs by getting better mileage, then congrats on the purchase
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:08 AM   #12
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If you really want an efficient/economical/environmental Toyota, get the Corolla. It has as many comfort features but costs half as much. That $15000 buys a lot of gas (with 3L/100km difference in consumption, it would take 500 000 km of driving for you to save money at $1/L). Plus, the fact that its built in Canada without that hybrid drivetrain means there is less total environmental impact (no nickle mining, no empty carriers making trans-pacific voyages burning thousands of gallons of bunker diesel, etc).
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:11 AM   #13
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #14
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Currently the Prius is the "best" solution to all things calling for fuel economy, asside from a TDI wearing a VW badge. it has a mild price tag so the middle class can keep their hands in, good fuel efficiency particularly in the city, and styling that is undoubtably recognized. but in one years time it really wont make sense anymore. the prius has to be owned by the highest officials and celebrities or they get badged as not caring for the environment, our health, or america. but in a year the Volt will be out and the upper class will immidietly move out of those priuses (is that the plural or would it pri'i) to be at the forefront of the field. that leaves the middle class holding onto their justification for needing to get better economy and are willing to pay for it. But then you will have the honda insight, which will be cheaper, better looking, and not have the elitist badging tied on. so really its market will shrink to being the BMW of hybrids... except not as good.
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