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    Back to lightheartedness.... saw this yesterday for Audi's model...sorry if the Prius in the commercial is being made fun of...seriously

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    Love that the Prius owner was putting bumper stickers on his car. Smart that they left what is printed on the stickers to the viewers' imagination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Back to lightheartedness.... saw this yesterday for Audi's model...sorry if the Prius in the commercial is being made fun of...seriously

    Not to be a defensive Prius driver, but VW/Audi upper management seems to be headed to the chopping block in the Fatherland. Even Chancellor Merkel is calling for heads to roll.

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    Yeah, VW is in some deep diesel right now with US emissions snafu
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    VW/Audi are just trying to follow the example set by Toyota....

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    VW/Audi are just trying to follow the example set by Toyota....

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...tend-to-break/
    An executive with a potential drug issue vs a corporate plan to falsify emission/performance tests. Seems like a pretty big difference to me.
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    Of note- the driver of that Audi, a rather swanky looking electric roller-skate, looks happy
    The Prius drivers always look kinda pi$$ed off
    Maybe it's the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Of note- the driver of that Audi, a rather swanky looking electric roller-skate, looks happy
    The Prius drivers always look kinda pi$$ed off
    Maybe it's the name.
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    I rarely read the comments below the videos, but one was from someone who must be a lane hogger. It's a commercial aimed at a certain demographic...was on a channel with racing, not LMN nor Lifetime. Geez
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Most responses here have been light hearted , sorry you feel otherwise and got the snot kicked out of your little car
    Maybe having my new car vandalized had something to do with my attitude being less than happy. The dent explains my attitude, what explains yours? Why are you so obsessed over keeping this thread going? Maybe if someone knocked over your favorite bike you would have an attitude about that?

    I still don't get the animosity directed at a car whose only fault is that it is far more efficient than other cars, especially an FJ that costs much more and simply wastes gas.

    My trip on Saturday in my Prius returned 54 mpg. The car is an '07 and still running fine obviously, with the original hybrid battery pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    We had someone hit ours with a hammer. Progressive paid 100%, but told us the Prius was the most vandalized car sold in the US.
    Thanks, Pete. That says it all...for those with an open mind.

    I have a $500 deductible for collision. Progressive charged me a $100 deductible for vandalism. So the incident cost me $100, I was without the car for a week, and of course I had to worry about a repeat performance by an unknown ignorant redneck, of which there are apparently no shortage, even in Vermont...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The Prius drivers always look kinda pi$$ed off
    Maybe it's the name.
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    You're wrong. Prius drivers are very happy. What's not to like about 50+ mpg? I smile all the time, driving by gas stations and watching people who are arithmetic-challenged filling up their gas-guzzlers.

    It's amazing how people imagine all sorts of things, with no basis in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    You're wrong. Prius drivers are very happy. What's not to like about 50+ mpg? I smile all the time, driving by gas stations and watching people who are arithmetic-challenged filling up their gas-guzzlers.

    It's amazing how people imagine all sorts of things, with no basis in fact.

    Harry
    To be honest, in the past I never gave the Prius or the people who drive them a second thought, but you have certainly changed that.

    One of the primary benefits of having a sense of humor is to help one through trying times. Try it some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    One of the primary benefits of having a sense of humor is to help one through trying times. Try it some time.
    You first. I've found most of your posts to be on the grumpy, antagonistic side, as I'm sure others have noticed.

    Let's try lighting a candle, and reducing ignorance...maybe it will help:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    The Prius drivers always look kinda pi$$ed off
    Maybe it's the name.
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    I probably should have just posted this as a reply:

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...op_choice.html

    Toyota Prius owners continue to be turned on by their little hybrids. For the fourth year the Prius was the top car in owner satisfaction as reported by the Consumer Reports Car Owner Satisfaction Survey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    You first. I've found most of your posts to be on the grumpy, antagonistic side, as I'm sure others have noticed.

    Let's try lighting a candle, and reducing ignorance...maybe it will help:



    Harry
    It's working... I find this hilarious.
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