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Way O/T, Anyone driving a Prius?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Steve W, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I noticed they are all over the street, almost every corner I turn, there's a Prius, no matter it's next to a Chevy pickup or a Ferrari, they are hard to ignore.

    The only place I don't see them is at the trap range. LOL.

    Anyone here has first hand experience with ownership of a Prius? what's your other car?

    Other than it's small, what's your complain? if you have any.
     
  2. SteveT

    SteveT Member

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    Son in Law has one. He loves it and yes he gets kidded about driving it by someone every day. 40+ mile per gallon and he has a 1.5 hour commute each way to work. Their other car is a Jeep Liberty.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    A friend had one, cursed it e4very day. If he left it sit more than 2 days he had to call the dealer to come and get it running again.

    Got rid of it after 9 months.

    HM
     
  4. Sky Buster

    Sky Buster Sky Buster TS Supporters

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    I don't have a Prius but this spring I bought a Camry Hybred.
    I love this car!. Plenty of room, comfortable and good looking.
    Milage in the Minneapolis metro area is 43-44 MPG At 75 mph, it
    gets 38-39 mpg. Every bit as good as a diesel without the premium
    price. Pretty quick too. 0-60 in 7.5 seconds. I looked at the Prius hard but it was just to small. A friend has one and he said what he didn't like about it was on the interstate on windy days it gets knocked around quite a bit.
     
  5. snglfoot

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    I have an '05, with 104,600. I am on a trip, and the first leg was 350 mi. used 7.4 gal of gas. Two things I don't like are the doors will not stay open, and the AM radio reception is VERY poor. Have had no trouble, replaced the 12 Volt battery ($230.00) about 3 months ago. I Would buy another in a heart beat. I find I have plenty of room, and power/speed. My 3 cents worth. Oh, yes,,my other car is a '91 ford pickup.

    Norman
     
  6. GW22

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    I hear ya. Hell, even a few straight males have started buying them.

    -Gary
     
  7. APrice

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    Know what you mean Gary, most I see around here have that rainbow sticker in the rear window.
     
  8. GW22

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    I assumed that was a factory decal.
     
  9. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    If I did I don't think I'd admit to it!

    Bob
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    We see several at the gun club. No Rainbow stickers, but a couple of Skeet Shooters.

    I know, I left the door open, some Trapshooter kick it shut. LOL
     
  11. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    My truck burns all the gas your Prius saves.
     
  12. timberfaller

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    Only Prius owners I know have two, WHY because they are so small every time they want to travel it takes both to make the trip!!!

    He drive one and She drives the other, so they can carry the needed luggage!!
     
  13. lzxray

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    I own one. Very reliable. A Gen 2 Prius with over 170K miles without any issue and on the original Hybrid drive battery. Battery is warranted for 100K miles, more in some states such as Calif., NY & others.

    To answer your inquiry:

    "Anyone here has first hand experience with ownership of a Prius?
    Pros:

    Obviously gas savings (45 miles combined), better mileage w/ city driving or in hilly terrain. High quality build with a lot of features as standard. Classified as a mid-side car given the interior room.

    Cons:

    Acceleration, adequate but not zippy and may be interior space for some folks.

    Other than it's small, what's your complain? if you have any.

    Perfect car for driving to work in stop/go traffic, city driving. Rear window visibility is not great. Once you drive a hybrid, you learn to coast..hypermiling...For highway travel in a car with nearly the same MPG as a Prius, get a VW TDI diesel (my previous car).
     
  14. Limpy100

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    Now on my 3rd one.Each 1 better than the last.No problems at all except had to replace tires at 40 thousand miles.New one can get 60 miles per gallon with being able to run on electric any time you want to.Saved enough money on gas to pay for the next one was higher at that time.Other car,is suv forester.
     
  15. need to shoot more

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    My Friend and his wife each own one no complaints from them.

    Jim
     
  16. GW22

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    "Saved enough money on gas to pay for the next one was higher at that time."

    Yeah, it must have been about $14/gallon. LOL, it's amazing how much Kool-Aid people will drink.

    -Gary
     
  17. Bucko43

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    Out here in sunny southern California the Prius drivers are quite arrogant and will hog the road. They have this idea that they are helping out the environment and can take their good old sweet time. They usually drive under the speed limit and refuse to move over from the left hand fast lane. I will pass a Prius every time I find myself behind one. If they piss me off they might get the middle single finger salute on my way by them.
     
  18. Tron

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    My Sister has one. It's got over 130,000 miles and other than oil changes and a set of brake pads, zero problems so far. Great little car.
     
  19. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for all the positive replies, no wonder they are all over the roads. I was surprised to hear it's classified as "mid size". I'll take another look at it next time.

    Now, questions:

    1) What do you mean the door will not stay open?

    2) Is there another 12V battery in it? what's that battery for?

    TIA
     
  20. JPettengill

    JPettengill TS Member

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    Don't own one, but I did see a guy pushing one through an intersection the other day. I guess they are lite enough to push easy.