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      06-01-2008, 11:09 AM   #23
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Good luck trying to make TX hwy 55
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      06-01-2008, 12:47 PM   #24
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Maybe instead of spending a trillion $ getting the middle east pissed off at us, we could have built a public transportation system like europe or Japan, and not gone hopelessly in national debt either.
F I N A L L Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      06-01-2008, 01:07 PM   #25
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The Prius is a $13k car with a $12k power plant.

You would be far better off buying a Corolla or Civic which gets 30-40MPG and save $12k plus battery exchange down the road.

It makes no sense to buy a $25k car to save $100 per month if that much.

It is like buying a $60k X5 with a 6 cyl engine for the sole purpose of saving a few MPG. You just spent $60k. My point being the cost of the vehicle has to factor into the cost per mile to drive.

The Prius is a good marketing gimick. Load it up with 4 people at the mileage drops to 30-40 MPG due to lack of power. I never seen the mileage vary so much with a car.
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get a honda fit with a manual. Drives better, handles better, looks better and is 8k less. Any other questions?
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      06-02-2008, 08:45 PM   #27
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thats retarded. btw, isn't speed governed by the state? even if she imposes the national speed limit, isnt the state responsible for their own speed limits? for example, montana didn't really have a speed limit til 1999.
The limits are set by the state, but the way it worked last time, the Feds wouldn't give a state money to fix their interstates if they didn't kow-tow to the national limits. Some states told them to eff off, most caved.

Montana went to limits not because they wanted the money but because of a court case. Some knucklehead in a Trans-Am was ticketed for driving "too fast for conditions" (100 mph in a thunderstom) and fought the ticket. The courts said if the state ddn't have any posted limits, they couldn't cite anyone for speeding.
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F I N A L L Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah okay, so how long will it take for me to get to california from fl genius>?
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No man can be confident enough in his sexuality to be seen behind the wheel of a prius - ride a bicycle if you wand to do your part - it is much better in fuel economy and your friends won't make fun of you as much!
lol, whats wrong with me in a pink mini?
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I finally saw some lady in a Prius actually driving the way you should be, defensively and not scared of the road. She blasted off from a stop light, and was driving slightly faster than I was. She even turned left down a side street at a nice quick speed, not slow as to get plowed into.
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      06-03-2008, 10:02 AM   #31
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get a honda fit with a manual. Drives better, handles better, looks better and is 8k less. Any other questions?
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This talk reminds me of Doug Hayashi's vanity plate (of www.nsxfiles.com):



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