Prius v drives into flood waters

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  1. Sooner Al

    Sooner Al Active Member

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    What an idiot...

     
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    Looks like the car is floating, at least from the rear... I went through some severe weather yesterday afternoon in Central Texas which included blinding rain and hail. Luckily the sheetmetal held up. East Texas and Louisiana are still getting it right now (6:20 am Friday)

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    An Amphi-Prius, for a minute or two.
     
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    For those young'uns.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wait a minute - turn off the wipers! I don't want to run the battery down!!
     
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    Mendel Leisk Obtuse Angler

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    I like the driver's persona. Cool as a cucumber, on my way to work, nothing to see here.

    Maybe Nancy Drew's dad?
     
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    It's amazing how many stupid people actually make through life...

    Modern conveniences, "morals", medicine, rescue workers, etc defeat Darwin again.....
     
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    Looks like they could have just pulled it to the other side and it could have kept on it’s way. Would have loved to see that...
     
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    I was thinking along the same line until the front got low enough that the throttle body, etc was drinking river.
     
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    now i finally understand katrina
     
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    Just thought of something.

    At that speed could have been in EV mode.

    (There’s hope)...
     
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    Shocking!! :rolleyes:
     
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  14. ETC(SS)

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

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    Minus perhaps the 120MPH pine cones, mold and blue plastic roofs, days with no running water, weeks with nobody selling gasoline and without telecommunications or the internet, months without electricity, and trying to figure out where you are with limited landmarks and no street signs.

    Lotsa pretty stars at night though....:)
     
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    i was thinking more about the mentality
     
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    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    Not evacuating is a lot more complicated.....but still mostly a Darwin thing.

    Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
     
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    Gadzooks! The Prius 2 is like some indestructible organic hard shelled creature. It just bloody keeps going!!!


    iPhone 6s +
     
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    You mean they drive like a snail? ;)
     
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