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      12-26-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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The wife didn't really appreciate it, so.....

I thought I would share one of her Christmas gifts with someone who might...YOU guys!!!

I pin-striped her Prius. Oh yeah, and I put on new new rims. 17" ASA AR1's

(Turns out, "You might be a 'middle-class red neck' if you give your wife new wheels for Christmas." )



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Now if they could only redesign the prius to not be one of the ugliest cars ever in the history of the human race
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Now if they could only redesign the prius to not be one of the ugliest cars ever in the history of the human race
While the Prius is not the best looking car, I disagree with that statement. The Pontiac Aztek is by far the ugliest car in the history of automotive design.

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Now if they could only redesign the prius to not be one of the ugliest cars ever in the history of the human race
LOL. It's close. But wait til that one-off rear spoiler that I am having made for her birthday comes in.
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^^ haha... thats nice. mad it look pretty good. god they get good MPG. racing prius
Thanks. It really did make a world of difference...to ME, anyway. Gotta love the gas mileage thing. And, I am having some custom centercaps made today that say TRHD...Toyota Racing Hybrid Development.
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While the Prius is not the best looking car, I disagree with that statement. The Pontiac Aztek is by far the ugliest car in the history of automotive design.

Yeah, but put some AR1s on it and it would be hot! Uhhh...maybe not.
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See the problem with that thing is I've told myself over and over again that no one would ever let that go to production. I don't want to believe that someone actually said "yeah this looks good" and moved to production. I've simply decided to pretend like it really doesn't exist, kind of like the homer simpson car (which IMO looks better than the aztek)

I truly believe the aztek ended up being the disgruntled design teams hilarious joke on all the fools who would end up purchasing one.



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You all forget the PT Cruiser. Now, that's a fuggly car that sells!
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i dont think pinstriping her prius was high up on her Wish List
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well maybe if you didn't pinstripe the car and add rims because YOU couldn't stand the current look of it, she would've appreciated it more.

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lmfao!
i dont think pinstriping her prius was high up on her Wish List
Actually, there was method to my madness. She was out of town for Christmas so I sent her Emails of her presents. On the car, I started with the little "hybrid" sticker that I put on the front fenders (new on the '08s), I then backed up and took a pic that included the pinstripe on the fender (which put on myself...done lots of that). I then sent the rear view (above) to show her how the whole pinstripe job looked and to see if she even noticed the rims. It was all part of the plan drawn up by a mod mad man (3M)...just like the rest of you on this forum.

But you're right...not high on the list.
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well maybe if you didn't pinstripe the car and add rims because YOU couldn't stand the current look of it, she would've appreciated it more.

im jk!
Hey, you're probably more right than I care to admit.

But actually, when we bought this car two years ago, we both wanted either the blue or red one. But, they were really scarce back then and all they had for 2 months was a white one. I took one look at it and said, "This thing needs serious help. It looks like an ice cream truck".

At the time, I had AR1's on my (current) car and I said "Hey, a new set of rims would make it look better", pointing to my car, and she agreed ...but told me not to do it. Buuuuut I figured the statute of limitations ran out on that decree a while back. I think I may have been mistaken.

Hey, they were cheap...and that's what EBay is for, right?
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I think you've got the only Prius in the States that's actually modded
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buy her a fuckin ring man, shes going to leave you otherwise for real lol
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Hey, you're probably more right than I care to admit.

But actually, when we bought this car two years ago, we both wanted either the blue or red one. But, they were really scarce back then and all they had for 2 months was a white one. I took one look at it and said, "This thing needs serious help. It looks like an ice cream truck".

At the time, I had AR1's on my (current) car and I said "Hey, a new set of rims would make it look better", pointing to my car, and she agreed ...but told me not to do it. Buuuuut I figured the statute of limitations ran out on that decree a while back. I think I may have been mistaken.

Hey, they were cheap...and that's what EBay is for, right?
haha i was only joking.

i bet she loves the new look but refuses to admit it.
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car is still butt ugly, but those wheels actually look pretty good on the car.
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... I agree 100% that its a close call between the Aztec and the Prius, but I think that the Aztec edges it out by just a little bit as far as being the ugliest car ever designed.

The wheels were a cool idea, but i'm not really feeling the pinstripe... way too oldschool for my taste.
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While the Prius is not the best looking car, I disagree with that statement. The Pontiac Aztek is by far the ugliest car in the history of automotive design.

The Azteck is hands down the ugliest car ever built. There were two design teams, one for the front half of the car, one for the back half, and they never spoke.
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If you had a Prius on "Pimp my ride" they'd swap you into an '84 buick for a pity upgrade.
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oh my.....

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