Prime in the wild.

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by bisco, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. stephensprius

    stephensprius Active Member

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    Which dealership do you go to- you are still in Minnesota, right? I have not seen a single one in Minnesota on the road. I check Rudy Luther Toyota almost daily on my way home. :)
     
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    Stephen, see my note re: this in the Midwest Availability thread.
     
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    First sighting of another Prime on the road today behind me on HWY 198. Was that you techumper ?
     
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    Ok, I'm not attuned to noticing a prime in the wild. Does not look like a Prius.
     
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    Hmmm the local newspaper here has a picture of 5 robins in a tree around here. Snow is on the tree. Canadian geese have decided this a nice wintering spot. Crap load just flying back and forth between the canal and the lakes.


    Unsupervised!
     
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    Saw robins myself today. Trees are budding. We have set record high temps for days in a row now. It is way to early for this to be happening. Will kill a lot of the fruit trees.
     
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    Saw my first Prime in the wild yesterday afternoon, heading east on I 78 between exits 59 and 60, CT license plate. It was red like mine but I was in another car. First one I've seen in months of looking.
     
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    Had a blizzard pearl Prime pass me yesterday about 9:30 a.m. on I-10 westbound from Jacksonville, FL
     
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    That was probably me if it had PA license plates. Traveling from Philly to Tampa. First road trip with the Prime. Averaging 75-80 MPH. The fuel mileage showed an average of 52 MPG for the day. Not great mileage but @ $2 a gallon, my priority was to get to my destination ASPAP.
     
  10. bisco

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    saw one in wellesley mass yesterday. i think i'm up to 3.
     
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    I see one at least everyday;).

    I even considered buying one, but can't justify it given our 2010 Prius II with 157 k miles is still running strong. I also pass a Bolt or 2 each day.

    Going to the Toyota and Lexus dealerships tomorrow to look at a Hybrid to replace the 98 4Runnner with 263 k miles that is the wife's daily driver ;).

    We'll see where tomorrow takes us(y).
     
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    to bad the ch-r isn't a hybrid. they're advertising them, but the mpg's are horrid.
     
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    In the running are the RAV4 Hybrid, the Highlander Hybrid, NX300h and RX400h.

    The quiet voice inside of me is hoping for the Toyotas as they are slightly less $$$;). But I know the color and interior combinations she is looking for won't be available locally :(.

    So this might be a preamble to things to come. On the bright side, Carmax offered us $2000 for her 98 4Runner, which I wanted to keep running(y)!
     
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    happy wife, happy life! (happy my wife likes her hycam:cool:)
     
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    I tried that route as well as the Avalon Hybrid, but she's had the 4Runner for ~20 years, so a SUV is familiar and had the ground clearance and sitting high she desires;).

    But a hycam I would be happy to own in addition to our Gen3(y).
     
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    I saw the PA plates

    I was towing a 10k lb boat from Jax to Atl getting 11mpg; saw your Prime n said "wat a minute, that's my car"
     
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    I think they all sit lower than the 4Runner that you have. (They are all car-based rather than truck-based after all).
     
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    Agreed.

    I'm just thankful she's seeing the benefits of the hybrid and we won't be looking at something that has equivalent or worse fuel economy;).
     
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    For the first time I saw Prime today in Houston. A blue one at I-10 & Washington. :)
     
  20. john1701a

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    My wife and I saw one on the commute home today. It had a rack on top.

    That was annoying. It was a Thule. Sadly, we have a Yakima and clips for Prime still aren't available.
     
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