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Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 15, 2012 - 10:32am PT
We were driving our new XC70 to WY last summer. Going up a steep hill on
I15 in Utah in a thunderstorm I was passing a semi doing 70 when I hit a
sheet of water and started going in a direction I didn't really care to.
While correcting I reached down and hit the big W get-out-of-jail
button and it felt like the thing was instantly locked onto a set of rails!
It was pretty awesome - I felt totally at ease about putting the hammer back down.
The wife, sitting as she was alongside the semi's wheels, did suddenly
acquire a new set of dinner plates for eyeballs.

My only beef is that you can't use the Selectronic shifting when in AWD.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 15, 2012 - 10:33am PT
maybe I'll be an "old folk" by then!
you could by mine...
WBraun

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Prius

A piece of sh!t car.

Overpriced garbage.

Try and fix something on them and the parts cost a fortune.

Has blind spots all around it. Can't see out the rear worth sh!t.

We have two of them here.

Toyota donated them.

I hate those dumb ass cars so much I've never driven them further than just in the lot when repairing some bullsh!t on them .....
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
^^^

Yep, did take me a bit to sort out the blind spots...mostly a matter of having the seatback in the right place. I'm not crazy about the extreme rake on the windshield and where it ends up putting the A pillars (very similar to the Honda civic after the ~2008 restyle), but you get used to anything.

This rig will save me over $1k on gas per year...which basically pays for the cost of the car.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Prius are simply great cars...period. I've owned two and Never had a single problem with either (105K on 1st -- a 2005 -- until I was rear-ended at high speed by a Mrs. Magoo) and currently 35+K on my 2010.

When we replace the other car, perhaps we will get a Prius Plug-In.

The down-side is incredibly poor clearance. You can't reasonably get into places like Clark Canyon. Other than that, it is comfortable to drive and handles city and highway driving well.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Nice, Will!
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
double back bitch

TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Since this thread started about AWD wagons, I'll point out that in my unscientific subjective experience, I believe I see a disproportionate number of Priuses (Prii?) spun out on the median strip in wet weather.

TE
MisterE

Social climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Good on ya, Will. I am guessing you were going to get full coverage anyway rather than just liability?

That is the only down-side of financing: comprehensive insurance.

Great rate, either way. Cheers!

Erik
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
the first prius had great visibility and they fit big people. the new ones suck. at least fit and visibility wise..
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Feb 6, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
My fantasy right now would be a Sienna with a mattress frame in back. Gear underneath and crashing on top
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Prius

A piece of sh!t car.

Overpriced garbage.

Try and fix something on them and the parts cost a fortune.

Has blind spots all around it. Can't see out the rear worth sh!t.

We have two of them here.

Toyota donated them.

I hate those dumb ass cars so much I've never driven them further than just in the lot when repairing some bullsh!t on them .....

have always wondered how many people buy the car to save on gas mileage, or are they concerned about the environment?
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
stoopid gurus don't know how to drive a prius
John M

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Its not that he doesn't know how to drive it. Its that he keeps adding things on for SAR

Credit: John M
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
the first prius had great visibility and they fit big people. the new ones suck. at least fit and visibility wise..

Having been in the 1st Generation Prius (which was Corolla sized inside and out). Having owned a 2nd Generation which was substantially bigger inside and out (almost a mid-size inside fit). And, currently driving a 3rd Generation which is even bigger inside -- definitely mid-size sedan space (though visibility is somewhat less), your comment makes no sense.

As far as visibility is concerned, not only do"you have to check your mirrors...just the side of your eye, side of your eye" , but actually turning your head to look is always advisable...

And for those Prius haters out there "Don't drive angry."

Skip ahead to about 1:12 for Phil giving Phil these sage driving instructions.

John M

climber
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
A former girlfriend owned a first generation prius. We did a number of road trips in it. My friend owns a 3rd generation. I have driven that multiple times. I just fit better in the first generation and it was easier to see out of.

But whatever. If you are happy, then thats cool. I just have a different preference. I never liked the small sports cars with poor visibility either. I'm happiest in a big SUV. Though I really liked the first generation prius and I use to own a mazda glc that I liked for visibility.
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