No respect for Prime owners

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  1. Marine Ray

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    OK, no need to watch all 25 minutes of this SoCal gentleman's Prime owners recent video (his 1st Prius coming from owning BMWs, etc). However, I've broken down the 10 (actually 10a) reasons by start minute with my ** annotation on which ones I think are worth your time.
    1. Start - No respect as a Toyota buyer
    2. 9:09 - things are cheaper compared to Audi R8
    3. 11:35 - people will pass you, just because
    4. 14:16 - no respect when you pull up to a valet
    5. 15:08 - don't know Prime is on in EV mode
    6. 16:40 - no respect for Prius owners
    7. ** 18:10 - one will to stretch out the mileage
    8. 19:48 - no respect from people that have beater cars
    9. 20:55 - you're gonna ding your hatchback
    10. ** 21:50 - you'll never get pulled over10a) ** 24:00 - you'll put gas in so few times

     
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    pretty much true of all prius since 2004
     
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    He could simply attach a BMW roundel to the front and back of his Prius and avoid all of this for instant respect ! :sneaky:



    LOL I crack myself up,
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    I can't argue about any in the list, especially this one. :)

    I have been pulled over, and not justly, said I ran a stop sign. It was in a speed trap town so I just paid it and let it go...
     
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    You could have made a slow run for it. The cop would have run out of gas long before you would have.
     
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    I continue to wonder why in our days of dirt cheap electronics don't all cars come with 360° security cameras, at least as a option? Might help avoid/resolve situations like this, and also to deter wannabe vandals, hit-and-runners, thieves other bad guys.
     
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    BMW is not a commuter car. I wouldn't trade in my Prius Prime for any BMW. Put gas every other day, change the brakes every other month, be in the shop every six months for typical BMW reliability issues, change the tires every year, damage the environment, etc.? No, thank you.
     
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    Why would anyone expect "vehicle respect" because they drive a Prius? Does anyone expect respect by driving cars like the Corolla, Malibu, Escape, Fit, or a Spark?

    If respect is your goal I'd suggest driving something along the lines of a Ferrari, Lambo, Koenigsegg, Chiron, or perhaps a Rolls or Bentley.
     
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    we would hope all drivers are respectful of each other, no matter what they drive
     
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    Mister Dangerfield, please report to the car impound… Dangerfield to the impound lot please.
     
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    At work, there was a Ridgeline with an Audi emblem on the tailgate. Also saw it on another pickup.

    Does anyone truly respect people driving those cars?
     
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    I knew a guy who got out of a few expensive Boston parking tickets written out to his “BMW Crusader,” which was actually a VW Vanagon with some borrowed badges.
     
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    I agree, that would be a good idea!
     
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    If I wanted respect, I would drive a rusty '80s pickup, with dented bumpers and fenders and a couple of bullet holes in it. People would definitely respect me and stay out of my way.
     
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  16. ETC(SS)

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

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    Meh.

    Generally speaking, people who do not need to worry about respect......don't.
     
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    Thought this might be funny.

     
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    Link broken at my end.
    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    It's funny....

    For those of you that can't see this video, turn your Ad Blockers/Security Off.



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    This guy is pretty stupid about the whole buying process. I stopped watching after the first 3 minutes.

    For me my buying experience includes.

    1) Send out emails to a few dealership to get the best price
    2) I walked out 1hr and 30 minutes with a new car with 0% interest. And 500 below invoice before incentives.
     
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