New Prius owner as of today, just saying hello

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  1. Hesko

    Hesko New Member

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    After some SNAFU at the credit union, I finally took ownership of my first economical vehicle ever, a 2008 Prius Touring. I paid $6,500 after a little haggling with the dealership. It was a cab before I bought it, 308,000 miles, looks great, runs great, and an extremely extensive Carfax report was included. I have always been an SUV guy, but after I was T-boned in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4-door by some lady driver that ran a red light, I decided that I should be smart and look for a vehicle that gets better than 15 mpg. The Prius is surprisingly badass so far, a ton of fun to drive! I like the looks I have gotten so far with my fully tattooed arm hanging out the window of a nerdy Prius. Thanks to everyone on this forum for the great info shared that ultimately pushed me in the right direction.
     
  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    hello! and congrats. 300,000? wow! all the best!
     
  3. spiderman

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    lol... welcome aboard and enjoy the ride! Post a photo of your arm hanging out of the window.
     
  4. a priori

    a priori Canonus Curiosus

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    Or -- post a pic of the ride WITH your arm hanging out the window. AND a pic of the odometer. I haven't seen 300,000 on a Prius odometer -- YET!

    By the way: Welcome!
     
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    Congrats--enjoy.
     
  6. Hesko

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    Is it just me or do other drivers HATE on Prius drivers? I never noticed it until I started driving my Prius, but it seems like I get more dirty looks and tailgaters/swervers than I ever have before. It will definitely take a level of self-control to not drag some over-zealous jerk off out of their vehicle and embarrass them in front of the world! Anyone else experience this?
    Here are the pics requested.

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    I've noticed that too since I started driving my Prius but I have that "I don't give a damn 'tude" and just smile as they pass me because I know I'm going to be saving $$$ on my gas bill. :)
     
  8. spiderman

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    Oh man, I was expecting so huge arm with huge biceps and an anchor or the jolly roger... oh well. ;)
     
  9. Hesko

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    Lol, a Jolly Roger waving on the back of the Prius would be sweet! MPGs would probably go down a bit, but it would be worth it haha!
     
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