Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by burritos, Apr 8, 2012.
I know I am, but what are you?
Your also mature and intelligent enough to call someone an idiot when they make a valid response to your arguments. Sweet
It's ok though, I understand liberals have to resort to ad hominem to respond to an argument when someone doesn't agree with what they are trying to spoon feed them. I've come to expect it.
Yes, it does.
What this thread trying to justify ?
Prius is for Wealthy People ? or Wealthy people drive Prius too with other expensive toys ?
^I think that the thread conclusively proves a couple of things.
1. Zip codes with a large population of hypercommuters, that also happen to have a high concentration of the evil wealthy bastards have a higher concentration of Prius drivers than zip codes that include a lesser percentage of hypercommuters that also happen to have a high number of evil, rich bastards.
2. The above conclusion affords (some) Prius drivers a golden opportunity to opine wildly on the habits, intelligence, lineage, and driving habits of a group of folks of which they're mostly not a member.
3. Where two or more of the aforementioned Prius drivers are gathered (albeit virtually) in the name of political discourse, an average of 3.45 posts will elapse before personal insults and/or forced topic shifts occur. ANY topic offered.....for example the average germination time for a poppy seed, or whether a roll of toilet paper should be installed so that the loose end is in front of or behind the roll (as faced by its would-be user) will immediately result in a heated political debate of some sort.
4. Many Prius drivers have a difficult relationship with humor---especially self deprecating humor.
OK, I'm with you there.
Still, some days the children seem more mature and intelligent than the so-called adults. That's the part that 'gets old', at least for me.
And so much to be self deprecating about.
There are all kinds of reasons people buy a Prius. Some may be tree huggers, some may be poseurs. I haven't met either AFAIK, though.
When we retired, we bought summer and winter patio homes. The garages are much smaller than we'd had and our previous cars (a Sienna and RX350) were a very tight fit. The Prius was a great fit for our new smaller garages. That they were full of fun gadgets and much more economical was entirely secondary.
Several of our retired friends, who live in our patio home communities, have ridden in our Prii and are now buying them. These are (for the most part) people who could afford any car. One couple now has cars on either end of the tech spectrum - a 3rd gen Prius and a restored WWII army jeep, complete with olive drab paint, canvas seats and big white stars.
My brother bought a Prius because he loved to play the "high mileage game" but was limited by the technology of his Camry. He is over the moon averaging 60.5 mpg in his Prius. It's almost all he ever talks about.
A neighbor in CO bought a Prius because they have a winter home in Florida and drive back and forth. (He also has a '39 Ford his father bought new).
My wife loves her Prius mostly because it is so nimble. She can get around in parking lots and other tight spaces with much less worry than before.
But the biggest reason I see people buying a Prius is because they're replacing a high mileage car and have finally accepted the Prius as spacious and reliable transportation. In our experience, our retired friends and neighbors have plenty of assets but much lower income, so they'll spend money to cut expenses.
Bottom line: There are a lot of great reasons to buy a Prius. Some, maybe most, relate to fuel savings - travelling salesmen, commuters, doomsday preppers, students. But there are many that have little or nothing to do with fuel economy or even environmental concerns.
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