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    Toyota Prius--WTF?

    I'm at a red light, in the left lane of two lanes that narrow to one lane after the intersection. A nice new silver Prius hybrid is on my right. Now, I'm at this intersection every day, and always get through it first...most people just let me go, seeing what I drive. But at the green light, the Prius guy floors it to get in front of me before the lanes merge. I was kind of asleep at the wheel, so he's already two car lengths on me and I'm like "What the F---?" So I give it a little punch and squirt past. What the H-E-double hockey sticks was up with that? Must have been some angry little nerd.
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    that little earth-sensitive, green-peace, tree-hugger didn't want to be behind a good ole fashioned v8. That's funny. Guess he was trying to say "well, my eco-car should be at the front of the...WHAOAOAOAOAOAOOAA!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedTwoEight
    I'm at a red light, in the left lane of two lanes that narrow to one lane after the intersection. A nice new silver Prius hybrid is on my right. Now, I'm at this intersection every day, and always get through it first...most people just let me go, seeing what I drive. But at the green light, the Prius guy floors it to get in front of me before the lanes merge. I was kind of asleep at the wheel, so he's already two car lengths on me and I'm like "What the F---?" So I give it a little punch it and squirt past. What the H-E-double hockey sticks was up with that? Must have been some angry little nerd.
    Here are the times of the prius
    1 0 to30 2days
    2 0 to 60 one week
    3 quater mile 2 weeks
    4 but those suckers can eke out 60 mpg.

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    there's better hybrids out there that don't look like ass...the accord for one. I seriously think the prius owners think their fast....maybe it's from the torque of the electric motor

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    actually hybrids will beat alot of cars off hte line those elctric motors get alot of bottom end torque

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    wooooooo...that's great, thanks for the laugh

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    it wasnt a joke

    an electric motor will always be capable of more torque than an engine

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicky06
    it wasnt a joke

    an electric motor will always be capable of more torque than an engine
    Gas engine=76 hp 82ft lbs torque
    elec motor=67 hp 295 lbs torque
    0 to 60 10secs not bad considering you get 3000 dollar tax incentive. The bad news 3 month wait.
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    10 seconds...damn that's slow as hell. A v6 pickup can do it in 9, pretty sad. I do like the accord hybrids though...they even sqeezed out more hp than the reg v6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    10 seconds...damn that's slow as hell. A v6 pickup can do it in 9, pretty sad. I do like the accord hybrids though...they even sqeezed out more hp than the reg v6.
    yeah, except the Accord Hybrid is not really "squeezing" out more...its gas engine hasthe same output of the regular V6 Accord (240hp), PLUS the added electric motor output (an extra 15 hp). I've driven the Accord Hybrid..its got some serious launching power. If it was an Accord Hybrid that got the jump on me at that light, I would have just let him go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedTwoEight
    yeah, except the Accord Hybrid is not really "squeezing" out more...its gas engine hasthe same output of the regular V6 Accord (240hp), PLUS the added electric motor output (an extra 15 hp). I've driven the Accord Hybrid..its got some serious launching power. If it was an Accord Hybrid that got the jump on me at that light, I would have just let him go.
    Well yeah thats true but the prius is only a4cyl engine with the idea of giving high numbers in miles per gallon and, it does that. Thats why it's so attactive to some people. It helps to keep our gas prices down ,plus opec hates them oil companies hate them. Look gas prices are coming down i believe these cars are making a good contribution to that end. It sort of offsets the suv gas guzzlers and big trucks.Look at the trouble gm is in with thier big suvs and trucks and no real hybrid. Prius 55 to 60 mpg ain't bad, people are waiting in line to buy them .The technology that goes into them is astounding .Just do a little reading on thier synegy system.Sorry but it's the future

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    I'm waiting for Hydrogen cars to come out. I would be afraid to drive a Prius on the roads where I live anyhow. God forbid you get hit from behind in one of those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedTwoEight
    I'm at a red light, in the left lane of two lanes that narrow to one lane after the intersection. A nice new silver Prius hybrid is on my right. Now, I'm at this intersection every day, and always get through it first...most people just let me go, seeing what I drive. But at the green light, the Prius guy floors it to get in front of me before the lanes merge. I was kind of asleep at the wheel, so he's already two car lengths on me and I'm like "What the F---?" So I give it a little punch and squirt past. What the H-E-double hockey sticks was up with that? Must have been some angry little nerd.
    Maybe he is confused and thinks he has a hyper-drive instead of a hybrid-drive?

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    accord startimg price 31,500 prius about 21,000 ,you figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
    10 seconds...damn that's slow as hell. A v6 pickup can do it in 9, pretty sad. I do like the accord hybrids though...they even sqeezed out more hp than the reg v6.
    What do mean thats slow? That will get you on the hyway in plenty of time.Not every body drives like us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnyred
    accord startimg price 31,500 prius about 21,000 ,you figure.
    $31.5k for a frickin' Accord?

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