Dan's Prius

Discussion in 'My Ride' started by Dan, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Just realized that my vBGarage was never filled in... sorry guys...

    Here's Dan's Prius

    Magnetic Gray

    Toyota: HE
    Distributor: L2
    Dealer: GC, P4, W1, MG

    Toyota Options:

    HE-Package #1 Includes: Backup Camera
    +Key System
    +Am/Fm Cd W/6 Speakers
    +Aux Audio Input Miniplug
    +And Mp3/Wma Playback Capability

    Distributor Options:

    L2-Leather Interior Upgrade
    +Incl: Leather Faced Seat
    +Liquicell Comfort Technology

    Dealer Options:

    GC-Nightvision Mirror Upgrade.
    +With Homelink

    P4-Vehicle Shield Package
    +Lusterizing Sealant
    +Sound Shield
    +Sealant Cleaner
    +Rental Car Assistance

    W1-Molded Dash Appliqué

    MG-Mud Guards

    Added by Dan after purchase:
    +Carpet Floor Mats
    +6 pieces of leather to replace fabric on door and vents

    Prius Mods


    Tire Pressure: 45/43 front/rear

    _30 minutes and 14.3 miles (3.6 highway; 10.7 city).
    _7 stop signs
    _19 lights
    _25 turns of 90 deg or tighter

    P.S. If you haven't heard me talk about it before, the Liquicell seats fix a lot of the comfort issues (and no I don't sell them).
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    ___It sounds like your almost ready for a home page listing! Add a personal paragraph or two, upload a pic of you and your Prius II and I will take care of the rest ;)

    ___Good Luck and you own one heck of a ride :D

  3. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    :Banane23: Dan,

    We want Pics, We want Pics, We want Pics etc. etc. etc. etc.

    Dan did you drive the Touring 2007 Prius and if so what did you think?????? :confused:

    Also you did not like the 50th Anniv. Toyota Camry ????
    I really like the way they have done that Hybrid.

    Terry (tiger)

    BTW, I love the 07 Touring Pic of the Red one in their Brochure.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2007
  4. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Thanks guys... she's really coming along. After the scheduled surgeries at HybridFest 2007 (OEM EV button, EBH), she should should be complete (well that is once I get my SGII installed).

    Yes, I'm slackin' again. I still have my Sell Me A Prius blog up. Need to convert it now.

    Agreed, I need to get one at dusk when the tint looks nice and dark. Also need some shots of the extra leather, since as far as I know, I have more leather than even the factory option includes. :cool:

    Yep, thought it was less comfy (see L2:Liquicell seats), too bumpy and too loud (see P4:Sound shield). I was also under the impression that the touring had a sports suspension which I wasn't interested in. I always read "sports" suspension, as "more-bumpy-shocks". In the end I guess I could use the better cornering because of DWB, but with the kids in the car, I take the turns light anyway, and never really go over 40 for most of my trip. But the tighter suspension coupled with 45 psi and without liqucell would have never been enjoyable. In the end I give the touring a thumbs down for hypermilers. :(

    Yeah, I like the Camry, but it had too much $$ and too little MPG. I'd been lusting after the Prius long before the Camry went HSD, so I was pretty single minded.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2007
  5. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor


    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I just wondered what your thoughts were on the two Hybrids.

    Terry (tiger)
  6. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Dan, I'm magnetic grey as well. Great Prius minds think alike.
  7. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    I knew it, it explains those good numbers. Gray absorbs more heat so when the ambient air comes into contact with it, it heats and rises away from the surface. This creates good laminar flow around the car reducing air resistance. Kinda like a golf ball.

    Still working on how xcel did so well in a red car. Must be a property of the paint sealant that ford used on that years model, or he waxed it with Teflon based products ;)

  8. tigerhonaker

    tigerhonaker Platinum Contributor

    :flag: Hi,

    Thought for the "DAY".

    Could just be "Wayne's -Talent". :woot:

    Just a thought or one could say, Fact

    Terry (tiger)
  9. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    OK, here's a pic.
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    ___That is a pic of your car without you in front or in it!

    ___Good Luck


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