Joined the Prius c ranks

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Bill the Engineer, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    Just a note to say Hi from that crazy guy with the Firebrid project. I've just joined the ranks of Prius c owners with this '14 Prius c two. It is a replacement for my beloved but now totaled 2004 Prius. We have named it Silvia due to its color. So far it has been a kick to drive, being much more nimble than its predecessor.

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    So this now puts me back into the club owning three different types of Prii:

    2010 Prius three
    2014 Prius c two (replacing the 2004 Gen-II)
    2014 Prius v (half of one under the Firebrid body)

    Bill the Engineer
     
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    Mendel Leisk Senior Member

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    Yup, right colour. (y)
     
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    You meant the Gen3, right :whistle:.
     
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    Just don't join the Prius cranks.

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  5. dubit

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    Ah, and your so close to me! I've been looking to sell my C for sometime now. Can't seem to find anyone who wants a Hybrid around here.
     
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    congrats bill, all the best! what happened to your '04?
     
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  7. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    My '04 was totaled by a perp fleeing a crime scene. Toyota engineering saved my life. I walked away with just a large diagonal bruise across my chest from the shoulder belt.
     
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    ztanos All-around Geek!

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    That would have been a great donor car to put under the firebird. :D Glad you're okay.
     
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    ILuvMyPriusToo Active Member

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    Glad you walked away from that!

    What, no plans to rebuild better than before? (Just kidding!)
     
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    Wow, thats some hit. Lucky you.
     
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  11. Bill the Engineer

    Bill the Engineer Senior Member

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    I count my blessings daily.
     
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    That raises a question that has plagued me a bit. How safe is the Prius C? I drive mine on the interstate quite a bit. Do you think it's as safe as the regular Prius?
     
  13. Bill the Engineer

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    To the extent that a small car can be, then yes. It has all of the safety features and body structural elements that I expect as an engineer familiar with automotive design. It is also more nimble than my wife's 2010 Prius.

    Bill the Engineer.
     
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    Maybe don't mention it? We weren't shopping for a hybrid. We just couldn't find a better small car. If the 2018 yaris had been a real update instead of a facelift we probably would have bought that instead.

    It did well in the crash tests. Larger and heavier cars did better still. We picked a c because my wife has a lot more confidence when driving very small cars, and I'd rather have her in a safe car that she handles well than a safer car that she isn't going to handle as well.
     
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    Not really a reply. Just wanted to say that your User ID is quite possibly the most fantastic User ID on this site. I hope you stay around here.

    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller --- Absolutely fabulous. (y)
     
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    Thanks, I like to try and blend in wherever I turn up.
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