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Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by WilMent, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Prius Envy

    Prius Envy F U R Y

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    Amen to that
     
  2. WilMent

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    The military randomly moves me around every few years, and it rains a little too much here for my permanent residence preference. Been looking at the housing market here and I am very tempted, if only I can ever get used to the rain. All my family is in the east coast, so if I get lucky the military might approve my next move request:)
     
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    25K argh you are so lucky, I would have done that in a heartbeat. I have spend almost the difference in Mods already, and I only have the car for a month:D My wife leased the BP, and I bought mine, the total $ to ownership in 3 years is less for financing (About 850) Of course, there are many variables not mentioned and she is probably going to turn in the 2012 for the new 2015 anyways.
     
  4. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Hey...BTDT. During Single 1.0 I spent a year stationed in downtown Seattle (NOAA Complex - Union Ave) and you wanna talk about a love-hate relationship!!!!! Summers in there are as wonderful as the winters are dreadful. I was there at the tail end of the 80's...back when you could walk (stagger) the streets at night.
    Best.
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    Ever.
    Well....until you've been there for both seasons (Seattle only has two...wet and really wet!)


    If you think that you're going to be on the Left Coast for a few years.....look into something slightly distressed, decorate it in Early American Salvation Army, and put a little sweat into it. You've got your VA and if you haven’t blown your D/I ratio buying stupid stuff you're dead bang certain to get a house loan for not much down (not everybody can.)
    Good for you to buy = good for your replacement to rent (or buy from you.)
    Military folks make good tenants for rentals since you know they have a job....you know that they're gonna have a job...and if they trash the place you can always involve their chain of command. Wage garnishments are usually just a phone call away but it usually doesn't come to that since even Eleven Bravos have security clearances these days and most clearances get yanked (or denied) from bad credit scores (usta be pot ;) )
    No security clearance....no cushy federal job when you pop positive for civilian. And you know what? Those little initials are important!!
    I got yanked off of bench work in the 90’s (@ 9.90/hr) and shoved into a job as a satellite operator because of the fact that I already had a clearance and my usta company didn't have to spend kilobucks just to find out whether or not I lied on my application (they're obscenely expensive to adjudicate!) I can still hear the secretary's heels running through the engineering lab when they got around to finding out... :D
    Anyway....you hear that little knock? It’s either opportunity, you’ve ordered take-out pizza, or I'm just obfuscating the thread even more.
    Besides.....Green or Blue....the two BEST ways to get East Coast duty are to marry or buy on the Left coast.
    I now yield the floor, since I'm sure that some Seattle resident will get their tail all in a twist at having her/his city impugned.
    Just something to think about.......from somebody who had made MANY mistakes in his inglorious youth.....yes...including playing grab-a$$ with tailgaters.
     
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  5. B. Roberts

    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

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    For those that would like to go electric, why not the Tesla S? Although it sure would be nice if Tesla came out with a more modest sized 4 passenger commuter car, oh and at a slightly more modest price would be great, too!
     
  6. WilMent

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    I agreed, I've have looked into property management also if I ever have to move. But I am still not sure if SEATAC area is where I would like to return to when my 20 years are done. I am not in the position to try to risk investing in Real Estate, and hope for the likely profit down the road. I'll sit on this for awhile, my wife and I still got other things on our plate for now.

    No worries, most of my threads always gets side tracked by me anyways:D
     
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    OMG, he mentioned "TESLA" subject is about to turn to the worst on this thread :ROFLMAO:
    BTW I love the design, but it's way too much for me to spend on a "fun/efficient" vehicle. 50K+ Sorry, PriusChat I would go for a (non-efficient environment killer) GT500 :D
     
  8. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    ^ Three reasons:
    Price.
    Price.
    And...... (scritch-scritch!) oh yeah!!! Price.

    Just kidding!
    There's also infrastructure, range limitations, Year 1 engineering concerns, perhaps tow rating, and resistance to road salt.

    I'm a fan of developing the technology. Heck...I'd better be!! The Government is spending gigabucks between loans (which will probably be paid back w/ a little interest.....Just like the other two car companies that we're vested in... ;) ) and tax breaks for the mostly wealthy early adopters.
    Yeah.
    I know.
    I'm an apostate, but there's no way that the OP (probably enlisted in the USA if I'm not mistaken, and probably still in his/her twenties...) is going to kick over 80 large for an electric car. ;)
    Juuuust sayin' :D
     
  9. WilMent

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    Oh boy, I need to start acting my age/rank :notworthy: Cars and blogs brings out my inner child:ROFLMAO:
    80K:eek: Nvm I want a Z06
    I never owned more than 3 cars and they were all under 45k:)
    Settling down now, I will probably not have a high end car till I retire:cry:

     
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    WRONG!!! Especially if it's charged with PV.
     
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    Besides Texas, I have never lived anywhere with sufficient Sunlight to even think about PV. I guess if your state has a good amount of sunlight and an awesome Tax credit program PV might be worth considering. If you are not concern about saving enough to pay for your investment then all the power to ya for helping the planet:)

    http://www.clean-cities.org/pdf/PV_Charging_ev_6.pdf
    $15,000 start up cost not including at least $10,000 more for a PIP or a full EV. So instead of 6-8 year return for investment, you are looking at 12-15. I sure hope the car and PV system last that long:cautious: And in case of a Tesla @ 80K... well that's X amount of years (my head hurts)

    Solar-Charging an EV | Home Power Magazine
     
  12. B. Roberts

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    Just brought up the Tesla because of all the PIP and Volt mentions. Figured, if someone wanted electric, why not a Tesla.

    The high price of an S might work out if the package lasts ten to 15 years. How long will those electric motors last? Batteries won't go that long, but prices for batteries should continue to fall. Infrastructure will catch up for electrics, and PV would really impact long term costs of operation and that important energy/carbon footprint.

    Note that I wished that Tesla would come out with a more modest sized and priced commuter. Say they developed a reasonably priced electric commuter (please make it as good looking as the S) with the range of 120+ miles from the entry level battery (the 40 kWh battery S has an estimated range of 160 mi). Add the possibility of getting a good deal of its energy via PV. In large numbers (they don't all have to be Teslas) imagine what it might do for city air quality alone.

    PV isn't free, you have to buy and install panels and wire them up... but after that, the electrons produced don't involve burning stuff. Most families and individuals have more than one car now anyway. A commuter car is part of the mix for many. So why not an electric? Use the family Prius for long out of town trips or rent.
     
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    :) No worries, it is an inside joke from other threads about me Hijacking or changing topics, like the extreme subject changes you've witnessed on this thread :ROFLMAO:
    All subjects are welcomed here:cool:
     
  14. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Yeah....right.
    I can see somebody trying that in SeaTac.....talk about charge anxiety! :eek:

    Good News: This re-charge was free!! (*)
    Bad news: We had to wait until April when the sun came out to finish! ;)



    (*) almost.....you still gotta pay for the PV system! :D
     
  15. WilMent

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    The weather is the only reason I paused in my housing search. Everything else here I love. But they weather is something I can't avoid or change.
    Just drove my buddies PIP today, I love it! He did the wheels/tires, coilovers, sway bar, and various braces, he lost me on the other stuff, that car drives like a roadster! I am definitely going to get the suspension upgrades:)
    Anyways, He charges his PIP everyday and is saving a bunch even with his added electric bills Seattle is at
    $0.089/kWh.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    If you're serious about a Pip, look into some of the dealerships on the right coast.
    I used to think that Pip owners were either incredibly stoopid, or incredibly down for the struggle....then an interesting thing started to happen.....the prices started to plummet!
    I actually looked into it and for a little while you could get '12s for less than some people on the left coast are paying for G3's.
    I was facing the possibility of a job location change, and since I can legally charge at work (unlike some of the %$#@! jerks who give the community a bad name by stealing electricity!!! :( )
    Anyway....the thoughts of becoming a Prius owner have died of loneliness again for now.

    However (comma!)
    Even now...with the latest gas price spike, they're still several thou cheaper on the right coast than they are on the left...and you know what?
    It doesn't cost thousands to ship or drive a Pip cross country!!!
    (Just sayin' :) )

    Good Luck!
     
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    I'm going to wait for my next location change for the house. The PIP will have to wait. There is no Base model PIP's left here, only loaded models @ 30K+ Even with rebates and discount doesn't seem like a good deal here. We'll see if I'll land on the east coast next. By that time, it'll be the Next Gen:)
     
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    30+ for the advanced model is an incredible deal.
     
  19. WilMent

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    My mistake on the loaded, didn't know most option is "stock" on the advanced 35,995 for a 2012. The deal I missed out on was the 26,500 base Plug-in, that lasted 1/2 day. Saw the ad, called the dealership, went into dealers PIP getting sold buyer in the finance office:mad: Dammit everybody gets the 1K military rebates around here, plus the 2500 tax credit... :cry: 24K for a PIP !@#$%
     
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    Unless he is a lower usage customer mixing in some first block energy (first 4740 kWh/year), that rate is more than three years old. The current rate is $0.1071/kWh for ordinary residents in city, higher in the suburbs. And it is going up 30% over five years (the first increment was already applied Jan 1.)
     
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