Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/11/16

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Subject: [Leica] Totally OT: Prius experiences?
From: ken at (Ken Iisaka)
Date: Fri Nov 16 11:36:27 2007
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Living in Northern California as well, Prius has been called an  
indulgence in self-righteousness.

Yes, they are everywhere around here in Marin County where "holier  
than thou" attitude prevails.

I drive a 48+ mpg actual Civic Hybird with a bumper sticker that says,  
"No" to work...

Still, if you are going to be driving around town, who really cares  
about the fuel economy?  That's what I told my wife who drives 12,000  
km around town per year in her Volvo station wagon.  Surely, Prius  
would be 3 times as efficient, but the savings in cost of fuel is less  
than $1000 / year, hardly worth the cost of a new car.  Carbon  
footprint?  Most cars consume more energy while being manufactured  
than on the road.

On Nov 16, 2007, at 11:21 AM, Brian Reid wrote:

> It's a hugely popular car around here (Northern California). They  
> are *everywhere*.
> The car itself seems to be just fine, but a lot of the people who  
> buy them start driving  in a way that infuriates others. Almost  
> every day on the road I see a Prius driver in the leftmost lane  
> driving at exactly the speed limit, with angry drivers honking and  
> waving obscenities as they try to get around it. Last week I saw a  
> big armored pickup truck intentionally rear-end a Prius to try to  
> get it to move out of the fast lane, and no one except the Prius  
> driver was outraged by this. No one stopped.
> Newspapers call this phenomenon "Prius Rage". A specialized form of  
> road rage.
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