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With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: davester
Date: July 20, 2015 04:57PM
Bumpersticker spotted this weekend:

"Cool Prius" ~nobody




I know, I know, they are great at what they do (conserve gas), but cool doesn't enter into the equation. Perhaps Elon could help inject some of that je ne sais quoi to help them out.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 20, 2015 05:03PM
Easier to just ditch the Prius and buy a Tesla than to have Elon try to perform some kind of Prius élan…
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: p8712
Date: July 20, 2015 05:10PM

(It's an Insight!)
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: billb
Date: July 20, 2015 05:41PM
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p8712

(It's an Insight!)

LOL

Honda owners have great sense of humor.

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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 20, 2015 06:29PM
Now if it said, "Your Priapis sucks" , well…



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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Date: July 20, 2015 06:59PM
One thing nice about getting older is you don't give a darn about Peer Pressure. No, I don't own a Prius...

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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: July 20, 2015 07:22PM
You know what else is uncool? Jean shorts, or jorts. The coolest person I know wears them. Not ironically, but because he really doesn't care how you judge his clothing. That's not what makes him cool, but it is part of it.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 20, 2015 07:40PM
The Prius could be a lot cooler car if Toyota completely redesigned it and charged $60K like the Tesla Model S. But that's not the market for the Prius.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: davester
Date: July 20, 2015 08:01PM
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AllGold
The Prius could be a lot cooler car if Toyota completely redesigned it and charged $60K like the Tesla Model S. But that's not the market for the Prius.

Actually, I don't think they'd have to do that. A redesign to look less frumpy could be done without raising the price...witness other hybrids like the Civic. I think that Toyota deliberately designed it the way it is so that it would appeal to the population they perceived to be their main customer base for such an environmentally friendly vehicle at the time of its introduction, and that customer base was largely folks who were somewhat anti-car and wanting to make a statement by buying something outside the mainstream of automotive styling. I'm guessing that this is also what triggered the "styling" of the Nissan Leaf electric car, which is arguably hideous in comparison to the Prius. I actually think that the Prius has improved in the looks department somewhat since it has become more mainstream, probably in order to pull in a larger target market that actually appreciates sharp styling.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: July 20, 2015 08:27PM
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p8712
(It's an Insight!)

Amusing, but in most ways, Toyota's hybrid technology has been superior to and more advanced than Honda's. The latter can claim to be first to market, though.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 20, 2015 10:50PM
I am concerned that the green house gas emissions reduced by Prius owners are being negatively offset by the whining of non-Prius owners about Prius owners.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 20, 2015 11:43PM
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Mike Johnson
You know what else is uncool? Jean shorts, or jorts. The coolest person I know wears them. Not ironically, but because he really doesn't care how you judge his clothing. That's not what makes him cool, but it is part of it.





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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 21, 2015 01:18AM
I like jean shorts. Lot of people around here wear them. Then again, I drive a Prius.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: July 21, 2015 09:14AM
I saw a blacked out Prius the other day that looked pretty slick (all chrome painted over with black, dark glass etc..) because I didn't realize at first that it was a Prius.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 21, 2015 09:52AM
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Mike Johnson
You know what else is uncool? Jean shorts, or jorts.


I disagree.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 21, 2015 12:33PM
I know quite a few people who drive Priuses (Priii?). None of them drive a Prius to look cool.



It is what it is.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 21, 2015 02:55PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
I know quite a few people who drive Priuses (Priii?). None of them drive a Prius to look cool.

Me neither. One of the neighborhood kids complemented my Prius the other day, so I'll take such praise graciously, but I'm mostly trying to get 50+ MPG.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: July 21, 2015 06:33PM
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Steve G.
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Mike Johnson
You know what else is uncool? Jean shorts, or jorts.


I disagree.

"Who Wears Short Shorts?"

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And I've been wearing cutoff jeans since the '60s. What else is new?

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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 21, 2015 07:52PM
Whoa, jean shorts on the fanny pack list now? What's next, the 'stache?
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: July 21, 2015 08:33PM
And the mullet.



It is what it is.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 22, 2015 12:30AM
At least I'm not driving a Buick.
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Re: With apologies to all the Prius owners out there...
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 22, 2015 11:00AM
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Acer
At least I'm not driving a Buick.

Ah man, I like Buicks too.
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