Back to the future

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by xcel, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. xcel

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

    And behind it is a computer on wheels that, right now, is getting 45 miles per gallon.

    [xfloat=left]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/Prius_behind_49_Plymouth.jpg[/xfloat]Veronique de Turenne – LA Observed – Jan. 7, 2008

    Not worthy of a news story but this fuel efficient Prius was purchased out of necessity and found to be a lot of fun too ;) -- Ed.

    I've always felt a little guilty about the fact the '49 Plymouth is a gas hog. About 15 mpg roaring up and down the canyons here in Malibu, maybe 18 or 20 out on the freeway. (Don't laugh, it's got the original flathead six and that thing rules the 10.) So when the Chevy pickup started to show its age (278,000 miles) and it became clear I needed a new car, I thought about a hybrid.

    I never wanted a Prius. First of all, it's just too close to the word pious, which isn't too far off from how some of those drivers behave. It's not too cute, either, kind of beetle-like, with a wide read end and bit of a hunchback. But when Saturn, whose redesign turned the Vue from a yawner of an SUV into a sporty, sexy drive, postponed the rollout of the hybrid version for the third time, I just couldn't wait any more. And since I start my new gig at the LA Times today, which means I'll be driving downtown a lot, I couldn't face crummy gas mileage. So I wound up with a Prius… [rm]http://www.laobserved.com/malibu/2008/01/back_to_the_future.php[/rm]
     
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Funny. :)

    Hopefully this will be another driver who discovers just how much the car has to give.
     

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