It's been fascinating, but time to move on...

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Ryephile, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Ryephile

    Ryephile The Technophile

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    I'm asking for $100 for the set of 5 :) All my stuff is priced with shipping included to make it easy peasy lemon squeezy

    LOL, modding is a slippery slope. In the meantime you can enjoy the added grip! No need to slow down much for corners anymore; that's got to help fuel economy, right? ;) ....and it's fun too!

    Thanks buddy! So far it's perfect and a ton of fun. I'm definitely enjoying getting full use of its 180 LbFt of torque on top of the growly exhaust note. It's like the Devil gargling razor blades, in a good way. The fuel economy is crap compared to the C, but I can accept that as I'll likely be riding my motorcycle to work more often as it warms up, and that gets awesome fuel economy. :)

    I'll be honest, the regular 500 doesn't really resonate with me in terms of its driving experience. I very much prefer the Prius C to the regular 500 for driving enjoyment. That said, the Abarth is so comprehensively different, it might as well be called something completely different than a 500. The powertrain, suspension, seats, steering wheel/shifter/pedals, exterior changes, and wheels all transform the car into a little pocket rocket that oozes character. It does have a notably higher cost of ownership compared to the Prius C [purchase, fuel economy, and insurance], but I'm OK with that as it still fits within my budget window.

    Here's a pic of the new ride:
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    RYE_6344.jpg by Ryephile, on Flickr

    ...and at home in the garage next to the track car:
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    RYE_6325.jpg by Ryephile, on Flickr

    Cheers,
    Ryan
     
  2. B2FiNiTY

    B2FiNiTY Active Member

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    Perfectly filled garage.
     
  3. C4me

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    I never drive in snow in Northern California but would be interested in the daylites if you have them still. And than tell me how to lower the car so they look awesome like your C did
     
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    Regarding the floor mats... Don't hold these for me. I have an upcoming medical expense not covered by my insurance, and I need to get that squared away before I go buying goodies for my car. As soon as I've taken care of the medical issue, I'll see if you've still got the mats available... but feel free to sell them to someone else, I won't be offended.
     
  5. Ryephile

    Ryephile The Technophile

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    Sorry to hear you have some medical expenses, but thanks for letting me know about the carpet mat set.
     
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  6. Ryephile

    Ryephile The Technophile

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    Update: Winter wheels & Tires are sold and shipped to another forum member. Thanks. :)

    I still have the carpet mat set, oil filter, SplineDrive lug nuts, and subwoofer. Any interest? I know you'll need an oil filter eventually! ;)

    In other news, I've been seeing a lot of Prius C's around town lately, YAY! (y)
     
  7. jdurston

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    Awe, I don't have a c yet but was hoping the winter wheels would last a couple more weeks till I do.

    Nexus 7 ? HD
     
  8. Ryephile

    Ryephile The Technophile

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    Sorry! Best of luck taking delivery of your C, you'll love it :)

    I bought my Konig's from Good-Win-Racing, and don't hesitate to recommend them. Brian will take care of you.
     
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