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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Toyota Prius drivers are sanctimonious assholes. Reply with quote

My observation based on their driving abilities and driving style.

Please discuss.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely true, even for the ones who ordered their Prius without the factory installed "Obama/Biden" & "Bernie" bumper stickers.

The worst is when you get a Prius in the left lane. Like a blood clot, just bringing the fast lane to a crawl.

They are lucky I can't use the force, because there'd be force choked Prius morons littering the shoulder lanes all over H1.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Absolutely true, even for the ones who ordered their Prius without the factory installed "Obama/Biden" & "Bernie" bumper stickers.

The worst is when you get a Prius in the left lane. Like a blood clot, just bringing the fast lane to a crawl.

They are lucky I can't use the force, because there'd be force choked Prius morons littering the shoulder lanes all over H1.
So true!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Absolutely true, even for the ones who ordered their Prius without the factory installed "Obama/Biden" & "Bernie" bumper stickers.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Penn Jillette drives a Leaf (or at least did).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
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Absolutely true, even for the ones who ordered their Prius without the factory installed "Obama/Biden" & "Bernie" bumper stickers.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Penn Jillette drives a Leaf (or at least did).


He does wear nail polish ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that's partly a form of giving people the finger.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think that's partly a form of giving people the finger.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I knew of the mother reference. Penn's an American treasure.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Prius in Boise who wouldn't let me change lanes. I just stomped the accelerator and got the Vortec up to about 5,500 RPMs (300+ HP). That did the trick.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, no more Prius?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They just go slow in the left lane to help you get better gas mileage. It's for the greater good, you privileged white male asshole. You got no right to get bad gas mileage; you didn't build dat!

Next will come mandatory Thruway control of your car. Then come the chips in the head! You laugh now, but you'll live to see it, and you'll be like, "I remember that guy used to say that all the time, and I laughed! Thought he was joking or crazy!"
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Next will come mandatory Thruway control of your car.
That won't be necessary. People will flock to autonomous pilot just like they have to the monitoring devices referred to as cell phones.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, they *think* "autonomous", because that's what it's being marketed as. Truth is it will be programmed to fall in line with traffic and form little convoys going at exactly the recommended speed for the Thruway and conditions. There's nothing "autonomous" about it. It's a herd mentality all bottled up for you. And once it's been shown safer than what we're doing now, you'll have no choice. It will be forced on you by the collective, which bears the cost of your health. You didn't build that. You didn't build shit! All your body are belong to us! Mind comes with it. Package deal. Thanks, Democrats, you collectivist-authoritarian idiots, we are hoist by the petard of your stupidity, hubris, lack of foresight, and Dunning-Kruger shit-ass naivety.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF a thread where everyone agrees?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
WTF a thread where everyone agrees?


We've all had to suffer Prius drivers on the road.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
notageek wrote:
WTF a thread where everyone agrees?


We've all had to suffer Prius drivers on the road.
Bad drivers, the great unifying influence.

Then again...
notageek wrote:
My observation based on their driving abilities and driving style.

Please discuss.
You live in Massachusetts, everyone drives that way.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone in Massachusetts drives a Prius.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
we are hoist by the petard
I thought it was elsewhere, but OK.


desultory wrote:
You live in Massachusetts, everyone drives that way.
Uhm, not really. Have you ever been on I95, or anywhere near Boston?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I95 may well be an exception because driving on it has mostly been a pleasant experience and curiously not many Prius make it to the highway.

But it's sometimes clogged by construction, which happens every year.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the videos I've seen of driving in India are any accurate representation, then you don't count :P

And I've often found it worse on side streets. Mind you I'm not saying its the worst in the country, but unless something has been put in the water since I was last there, they weren't a bunch of hypermiling left-laners.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you mean I-93 not I-95.

I-95 is actually very good.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then it has changed A LOT since I was last there, but that's been a while.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never experienced a prius driver. Which is nice. Instead I get dutch. And you haven't have any idea of hell if you never experienced a dutch driver in front of you.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be worse. What if you had a Belgian driver?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
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You live in Massachusetts, everyone drives that way.
Uhm, not really. Have you ever been on I95, or anywhere near Boston?
Yes. Bearing a Massachusetts plate has a surprisingly solid track record as an indicator that a vehicle will likely be commanded to do something... ill-advised.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That I can agree with. But I think of left-lane hypermiling to be more like grandma/pa with the blinker permanently on.
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