1. Offline
    • Admin/Founder

    Danny Admin/Founder

    Member Since:
    Nov 24, 2003
    Posts:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    1,022
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Your Vehicle Year:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    We're back with Episode 2, and this time we're discussing how PriusChat can help save you money when you have troubles with your car. In case you missed last week, with the PriusChat Show each week we’ll look at the discussions on PriusChat that were the hottest, the most interesting, and the most controversial. The show will also bring exclusive interviews with the movers and shakers in the Prius community.
    Subscribe in iTunes
    Subscribe via RSS
    Download the show in mp3 format
    This week the PriusChat Show tackles 4 new hot topics straight out of the PriusChat Forums. Topics covered this week include:
    Xdpker “How to make the prius less of a girls car…”
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii-2010-prius-main-forum/92961-how-make-prius-less-girls-car.html
    deltron3030 “near complete brake failure on my way home from Coachella”
    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii-2010-prius-technical-discussion/92902-near-complete-brake-failure-my-way-home-coachella.html
    Rybold “HybridCars.com Achieves 68.7 MPG in 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid”
    http://priuschat.com/forums/prius-hybrid-news/92918-2012-honda-civic-hybrid-achieves-68-7mpg-in-hybridcars-testing.html
    Unlimited_MPG “Toyota Announces Priority Registration Web Site for All-New Prius Plug-in Hybrid”
    http://priuschat.com/forums/toyota-prius-phv-plug-in/92875-toyota-announces-priority-registration-web-site-all-new-prius-plug-in-hybrid.html
    This week’s show is sponsored by the PriusChat Shop, where you can prepare for the hot days ahead by treating your Prius to a custom-made Heatshield sunshade. Available now at http://priuschat.com/shop/ .
    Want to introduce the podcast? Leave us your name, what Prius model you're driving, and where you're from. You can do so in a voicemail by calling (573) 427-7487, or record it at home and e-mail it to us. Here's an example: "Hi. My name's Danny Cooper, PriusChat member "Danny". I average 52 MPG in my 2010 Prius IV. Now get ready for the PriusChat Show!"
  2. Offline

    ystasino Active Member

    Member Since:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Posts:
    775
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2007 Prius
    PC has saved me ~$1000 off the list price by suggesting a competitive dealer for purchases, and about $200 by indicating legitimate repair estimates.
  3. Offline

    macmaster05 Senor Member

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2009
    Posts:
    3,918
    Likes Received:
    563
    Location:
    USA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2009 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Priuschat has wasted me $1000 on all the mods I read about.
    3 people like this.
  4. Offline

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

    Member Since:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Posts:
    12,621
    Likes Received:
    2,244
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    I wouldn't say wasted. The amount PC saved me probably cancelled out the amount I spent on all the mods. Maybe not!
  5. Offline

    Ryanpl New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    780
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I have to say PC costs me money with mods. With older cars I had no interest or paid someone to mod my car for me. Now thanks to PC all I need to do is search for the mod and instructions are there.
  6. Offline

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

    Member Since:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Posts:
    12,621
    Likes Received:
    2,244
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    Ryan, I thought you were going to pay the bills instead of modding.
  7. Offline

    SageBrush Senior Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Posts:
    8,548
    Likes Received:
    1,622
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two
    If I buy a new car before our old Subaru dies my wife just may blacklist PC ;)
    No doubt though, I have learned basic DIY maintenance here on PC, and I am very grateful to the contributors. Not only do I avoid high prices and unnecessary work at the stealership, my car is likely to last longer because I take better care of it.
  8. Offline

    Ryanpl New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    780
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Dennis, managed to talk my wife into some low cost modding. Got a sharkfin antenna on order, through PriusChat shop of course and the WEB DRL mod on order :D
  9. Offline

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

    Member Since:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Posts:
    12,621
    Likes Received:
    2,244
    Location:
    Queens, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    Nice! I am also doing the projector headlight retrofit project. :D
  10. Offline

    Ryanpl New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    780
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Before the Prius the last time I had a car modded was to install lights and a siren for my vol EMS work.

Share This Page