Priuses, Priuses everywhere...(aka Prius Sightings)

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Melgar, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. cybele

    cybele New Member

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    I just came back from a trip to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. I put over 600 miles on the rental car and never saw one single prius - classic or '04.

    But I'm back home and glad to be back with Dyna (that's what I named her) and today on my lunch break I was turning on to Beverly Blvd. by The Grove in Los Angeles and I saw another Tideland Pearl coming in the opposite direction! "Man," I thought, "that's a hot looking car!"
     
  2. Dianne

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    Welcome back!
    Did DYNA get to blow her horn? ;> :lol:


     
  3. Jerry P

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    Not too many Prii here in W.Pa. but they are coming. Erie has a few of the Classics. I travel to Cleveland quite often and I do not see many there. I know my dealer has several on order so it won't be long......
     
  4. HTMLSpinnr

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    Trip to AZ had a plenty

    I've seen quite a few here in SoCal.

    On Dec 21st, driving to/from the Inland Empire, I saw 3 - 2 going to my desitionation going the opposite direction on the freeway, and 1 on the way back (recognized the headlight pattern at night).

    Driving out to Arizona on Dec 23rd, I passed two going the opposite way, and had one following me for a few miles near Palm Springs. Never saw any in AZ though.

    Driving back from AZ on the 28th, I had a Seaside BC (HID lights) with New Mexico plates pass me near Cabazon on the I-10 west.

    I spot them occasionally driving to/from work as well on the I-5 in the Irvine area, and have spotted two in my home city. They're arround, and their numbers are growing :)

    -Rick
     
  5. shona

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    I have seen three.

    The first one was a Driftwood Pearl from Fremont Toyota CA, I went home late that day and ended up driving beside her in Pleasanton CA.

    Second was on Thanksgiving Day, I believe it was a Silver one, it was driving behind the Claremont in Berkeley

    The third was today as I was driving back to work after lunch in Pleasanton CA. It was also a Driftwood Pearl. I recognized the headlights. It was waiting for a light.

    I cant wait to get mine.

    shona
     
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    Yesterday at FT. Monmouth, NJ. A silver one like mine.
     
  7. James

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    6 in the wild so far

    6 in the wild so far

    A silver in the rain on the 55 in early November,
    A driftwood lives around the corner from my house, along w/a 2002
    A silver one on campus at UCI (I honked and surprised her)
    A white one in the parking lot at Stater Bros on Newport Blvd
    A white one on Harbor Blvd in Costa Mesa
    A black one parked in front of OCTFCU on 17th street

    All except one were seen from the throne of my '04 Seaside Pearl

    James
     
  8. cybele

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    This afternoon I went out to send off a package and I parked on Beverly Blvd. near La Cienega and when I pulled into the spot and looked in the rear view I noticed it was a Salsa Red! There we were, to '04 parked together!

    The other car had some chrome wheel upgrades and it looked pretty nice. It was purchased from Toyota of Hollywood. I was hoping that the other driver would notice me, but when I was done with my errand, they were still there.
     
  9. Atoyot

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    Saw my first 04 Salsa Red Prius in the wild on the 13th in Houston, Texas at the corner of Richmond and Beltway 8. I was going to lunch with my boss so I pointed it out to him. The Prius pulled onto the beltway and accelerated quite briskly away as I waited at the light. It was a lovely and bueatiful sight since I can't get one until the '05's come out.

    Atoyot
     
  10. Prius3Q3

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    I have seen every color in the wild but have not seen mine yet :( I too think that Tideland looks gray to me. It has been two months since we ordered ours and have another two months to go. :( I really hope its not that long.
     
  11. dismack

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    Saw a White 04

    Saw a white 04 on the way to work this morning, was quite suprizing to say the least, first one since i put my order in.
     
  12. Dianne

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    I am tooling around in a tideland TRAC car for a few more days... Carson Toyota plate frames, between Orange County (Laguna) and Carson, and beyond! I get my SUV back middle of next week... I am using the TRAC 'cause I need the hauling space (yeah right, my poor Camry's so neglected)....
     
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    Prius in blackout

    I have yet to see a Prius in the wild within a 50 mile radius of where I live in PA, but had the opprotunity to see a few when I visited San Francisco. I was driving north on 19th Ave... when I noticed the street lights went out... then all the lights went out. I thought about how cool it would be driving a Prius then. Bumper to bumper traffic, and you can have a real stealth mode with the lights off. 8)
     
  14. jkash

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    Not seen in the wild, but there was a prominant display of the Prius at a car show in the new movie version of Goodbye Girl seen on tv last night. It looked great.
     
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    Re: Prius in blackout

    I am in South Eastern PA and own a 2004 Silver Prius, and I saw another Silver Prius last week heading in the opposite direction. Wow, what a nice looking car! :wink:
     
  16. Jerry P

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    Went to Detroit and back and never saw another 2004, though we did park next to a silver Classic at the Auto Show lot. Talked to a Detroit area dealer at the Toyota display area and he had only recieved 2 and was discouraged that the wait was now 6+ months before he could get any more. He could not believe that I got mine after a 2 week wait! :D
     
  17. cybele

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    I went to vote this morning before work. As I parked and walked up to the rec. center in a residential neighborhood, I saw a white 04 right in front, and a black 04 a little ways up the block.

    When I came out, both were gone.
     
  18. Bob Allen

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    I saw a beautiful blue Prius parked in front of my house; got excited until I realized it was MY Prius, then I got very excited......
    The day I got mine, I was on Capitol Hill in Seattle, at night, trying to find parking. I got to an intersection of two narrow streets, and Lo, there was another 04 waiting for me to turn left.
    Lots of classic Prii here in eco city, and a growing population of 04 Prii. It's exciting to see what looks like a grass roots rebellion. Meanwhile my hubby is filling our garage with cooking oil containers as he makes his own revolution in bio diesel.
    Humu
     
  19. N9IWP

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    A week or so ago I saw a a silver 04 (I was ata stoplight it was coming towards me turning to its left). This is the 2nd one I saw including the TRAC at the dealership.

    I passed a classic a few days after that.

    I say a car carrier with some Toyota SUV on it heading west on the interstate, which would be the correct direction to the dealership where I have my Prius ordered. I didn't get a really good look at the other cars it was carrying, I don't THINK it had a Prius on it (and I don't even know if WAS heading for my dealership)

    I'm paying MUCH more attention to car carriers now :D

    Brian
     
  20. penpendisarapen

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    A Salsa Red was parked a few houses down last Sunday. It was still there Monday morning. I didn't see it last night, so maybe it just spent the night at the neighbor's house. I thought it would have been cool to have multiple Prii living on our street.
     
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