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F8L's New Car Adventure

Discussion in 'Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum' started by The Critic, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. The Critic

    The Critic Resident Critic

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    F8L and I are currently driving south to pick up his new '12 from Dianne.

    He is currently driving my car for this trip, and is constantly whining about the poor fuel economy, lol. He is also joking that if he has to drive my car back for whatever reason, he is making me get new tires before we leave LA, lmao.

    Stay tuned to this thread for constant updates on his new car delivery and more whining.

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  2. AZGeek

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    Is there a "whines per mile" function on the display? Did your reset it for trip A, or will you be tracking lifetime?:D
  3. The Critic

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    We have not even hit the grapevine yet, and that is when the real whining will begin.

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    bisco cookie crumbler

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    f8l's getting a plug in?!
  5. The Critic

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    No, standard Prius III w/solar.

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    seilerts Battery Curmudgeon

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    LOL, his car would get even worse FE with those 17s.
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    revhigh MPG Enthusiast

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    Piece of junk Prius .... might as well have a Ford Fiesta ... THEY get 40 MPG ... don't they ? :D Not worth the Hybrid premium ... there's proof.


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  8. revhigh

    revhigh MPG Enthusiast

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    Nah ... the REAL whining will begin when he has to sign the paperwork.

    What color ??

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    Critic,
    Very noble of you to brave LA drivers to put another blizzard pearl on the road :)
  10. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Mike's tires suck! Non- LRR and like 15psi does not make for good gas mileage. 39mpg or so part way up the grapevine. My GenII got 42mpg in the same conditions but driving 5-10mph faster. : p

    The car drives VERY well though!
  11. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Cripes! It's actually 37mpg calculated. I think I'm gonna ditch the car and steal the Silverado next to us here at the gas station.
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    Try driving barefoot.

    Lighter foot on the go pedal. :p
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    Sounds like a party!
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    This guy redeemed himself on the downhill stretch.



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    You weren't whining before that, were you?

    Jeez. Can't you guys go any faster? I was hoping to see pics of his new car, and him posing with Dianne already.
  16. The Critic

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    We just arrived and met Dianne. F8L is inside signing the paperwork now.


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    congrats justin! keep us informed on the way back. not while you're driving tho!:eek:
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    F8L's fine adventure, since the new toy has what maybe 20 miles on it tops, the ride home should make for a good posting. If I knew you were coming to town I would have driven down to say HI!
    You aren't by chance staying in LA tonight are you? Or is it going to be a quick trip back north?

    Either way, lets see a write up, and some pics!
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Just picked up a clear bra for the drive home. We made a pit stop at Chile's for shrimp tacos and a cob salad. Stay tuned for pics of the F8L Critic clear bra install!

    Ohh I already got 54mpg one the 22 mile trip to the shop at 65mph.
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    Congrats F8L to a new chapter in your life.
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