What I find even more bizarre from these latest public safety concerns, is ability of some of these in a panic yoyota drivers, behind the wheel of a 2-3000lb vehicle , to find the time to dial 911 for assistance while their car is speeding out of control. So happy to know that I wasn't the only person thinking this! If people choose to get upset and honk, it is their choice to react that way. Some friends of mine today proposed that instead of using the word gay we would from here on use the word Prius in its stead. Come on people, your in a dam prius and it defeats the purpose of the vehicle. I see at least one dumbfounded pedestrian a day, standing next to a motorcycle cop. So before you start labeling people because their actions do not fit your ideal of courtesy please try and look at the bigger picture and the less noticable details of why they may be driving for that extra 5mpg. My goal is to charge the Coda from my own photovoltaic panels.
It's unbelievable if you haven't noticed it before, but I guarantee that after you read this, you'll notice I'm right within a few days. Those create a huge blind spot. Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press We spend a fair amount of time here defending Toyota Prius drivers, who seem to have a bad reputation for slow and inept driving. The kind that sees a sign for 65 mph and thinks a prudent speed should be 50 mph. Our yard is a simple parking lot with 4 spaces perpendicular to the flow of traffic.
There is a hill here that is on a 2 lane highway but uphill direction it has a passing lane, its a big hill with an intersection on top, its a 50mph speed limit, I have gone up that hill at 55mph have someone as soon as they hit the hill floor it, pass me on the left, slam on the brakes and cut me off and avoid the car thats turning at the top of the hill. The aggregate usage stats on fuelly disprove that notion. The concept of a hybrid had been about long before, but it was the Prius that really popularised it, and its approach of economy at the expense of speed, style, excitement - everything we love in cars - makes it the antithesis to the petrolhead's way of thinking. Does anyone think Prius drivers deserve the poor treatment? Personal accounts and articles all over the internet cite Prius drivers as overly slow, overly fast and constantly running stop signs and traffic lights. I don't think my friend and his wife, given their lifestyle would want a Prius under any circumstance.
I imagine that a regular driver would get used to that, but the visibility problems put the Prius in the 'no buy' category for me. They contend that Prius drivers are entranced by the dashboard and the constant fuel consumption calibration. Prius, Tesla, Nissan leaf and other vehicles indicate Detroit and Big Carbon oil and coal companies have been lying and we have been giving them our money for too long. I can tell you that, while I miss having a car with more power, I love the savings in gas I've already racked in. I even had a Geo metro that pretty much had a Toyota motor and I junked that crap after less than 70k miles. However it is likely you will go away thinking you won. In addition, these cars are typically a status symbol for those who value environmental conservation.
Global warming is going to get us. For the most part, everyone who knows about my car thinks it's badass. Excellent handling and such a pleasure to drive; I find myself looking forward to work now just so I can drive it : If that is the case, then clearly you have never driven the Mazda 3 or Ford Focus. I am so glad I found this because for years i have been so completely frustrated with prius owners and wondered if i was the only one that felt there driving skills were god awful. So he got me, tee hee tee hee… funny guy. So just to stay in the same place, the efficiency of every vehicle has to double--to Prius levels or more. Why you would choose to live here or stay here and not realize that is beyond me even if it was temporary.
The weight and crosswind was causing them to wallow quite a bit. There was another car behind me. My anecdotal source: my former boss who got a Toyota Camry Hybrid over a Prius because the Camry was not obviously a hybrid. Never mind that one's observing of driving habits is a fairly subjective assessment, relative to one's own driving behavior. We also have someone in the family with a Camry hybrid that he talks badly about. Because that's the way they have been taught.
The only Prius driver that I can honestly say ever pxxxxx me off was one about a year ago on a 4-lane who tailgated me for several miles at speed on a deserted highway; slowing down when I did in an attempt to get them off my tail, speeding up, etc. As it was the first hybrid sales success, it became firmly established as a car guy's hate object, so much so that no hybrid since has managed to steal its unenviable crown. However, the original report that made these claims has since been widely discredited. Additionally, the Prius stereotype about slow speeds appear to have a big grain of truth. We live in Grand Prairie, right next to Arlington, between Dallas and Ft. Unfortunately, 60 years' worth of U. So now we are beginning to get a few comments - but I wouldn't say hate.
All day today I was thinking to myself, what a wonderful day I have had today, the sun is shining and the birds in the trees are singing. In my case, I'm mostly annoyed by the extra-loud bass thumping in the car 50 feet away that's so loud I have to turn my radio up just to listen to it. I have my own photo collection of bonehead toyota dings and scrapes. Drawbacks There are some drawbacks to the Toyota Prius that should be noted. Without the rain it could not stay as green as it is. I have to drive 40 minutes to work twice a day and even the most powerful motors made by Toyota in a Tundra still has a line of cars behind them. For more along these lines, see also our discussion of.
Most of the people that buy hybrids are generally young to middle-aged men, ranging from. Now I would have to consider the notion that Toyota never had any accelerator sticking to the floor problem as stated in the media. Poor lady didn't even hear him approaching because he was driving a Prius. Most of the owners are ex-guzzler drivers that have gone from one extreme to another. I was astonished to find out after years of driving everything from an 88 Chrysler LeBaron Coupe to a 2003 Hyundai Elantra just how much easier sharp turns are with a Prius. They are being duped into the notion that these cars last very long. In this case, a 19-year-old Toyota Prius driver hit two motorcyclists while attempting to shoot cell-phone video of a group of bikers out for an 8 am ride yesterday morning.