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      04-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Got myself a Prius!

I've been feeling green lately and it's been a bummer having a convertible in Boston with all the cold weather. So I'd been thinking about making a change. I took a few test drives yesterday, and there were some great end-of-March sales, so I ended up with a 2009 Prius.

She's Mica Blue (really bold and shiny), still has the auto-dimming mirrors and bluetooth that I loved in Orca, but I also get the Comfort Access-like no-key entry and driving that I missed out on. Still have my Sirius satellite radio and I now have this cool in-dash display that shows which part of my car is powering the engine and I have this camera that shows behind the car when I back up! I haven't figured out a name for her yet, but we zipped up and down 95 last night and had fun.

It was a hard decision, but with the trade-in, the Prius was better than free - my payments go down and gas costs will be non-existant. Plus, there's all kinds of funky ways I can drive her to get even better mileage.

Anyway, I hope you'll still let me come to the events even though I'll be the odd duck out. Maybe I can still do ride-alongs at the auto cross?

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      04-01-2009, 08:57 AM   #2
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....

Ok haha I get it now
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      04-01-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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      04-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #4
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awwwwwwwwwwwww poor orca

okay i hope you think you got me, but anyone who drives 1er wouldn't not like the torque Prius give at all. and if you were still making payments on it it'd be negative equity thus.....................................more payments.
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      04-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
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Alright, you got me.
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      04-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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but winter is over and you can put the top down? should rode it out untill you coulda bought a model S from Tesla. Thats real greenery.
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      04-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #7
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I should give you points for even joking about this
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      04-01-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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summer is almost here >_<










p.s april fool!! LOL
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      04-01-2009, 10:43 AM   #9
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wow I just saw amy's car......
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      04-01-2009, 11:00 AM   #10
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wow I just saw amy's car......
That's what she looks like! I'm thinking I'll call her Bluebird. Maybe Birdy for short.

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      04-01-2009, 11:27 AM   #11
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What, Amy can't trade her car on March 31 and post about it the next day? What are you guy going to do when she shows up in a Prius Saturday?

Name for a turquois blue car? I vote for the name of a turquoise blue drink I had at a bar in Newport Beach, CA once....
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      04-01-2009, 11:48 AM   #12
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What, Amy can't trade her car on March 31 and post about it the next day? What are you guy going to do when she shows up in a Prius Saturday?

Name for a turquois blue car? I vote for the name of a turquoise blue drink I had at a bar in Newport Beach, CA once....

I will set a bomb to her car
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      04-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #13
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I will set a bomb to her car
i already did that, along with 2 dead rats in the passanger seat
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      04-01-2009, 12:23 PM   #14
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Has she beeen drinking heavily...or taking any funny colored little pills?
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      04-01-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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Has she beeen drinking heavily...or taking any funny colored little pills?
It's most likely the heavy metals found in Orca's kelp. Just another reason to go green!
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      04-01-2009, 12:41 PM   #16
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i already did that, along with 2 dead rats in the passanger seat
OMG! Haters! See if I bring brownies on Saturday. I might not even bring fruit if Birdy and I are so unwelcome.

For you disbelievers, here's my proud new owner photo:


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      04-01-2009, 12:44 PM   #17
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My sincere condolences!
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      04-01-2009, 01:24 PM   #18
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      04-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #19
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OMG! Haters! See if I bring brownies on Saturday. I might not even bring fruit if Birdy and I are so unwelcome.

For you disbelievers, here's my proud new owner photo:


amy!

i remain non-believer, until i see that drive up on saturday. because pictures can be taken all day everyday....

but if you did became a little greener, it doesn't change who you are and I'll welcome to see that all day everyday..just look at Ming, he'll tell you all cars are welcome.
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Hmmmm......looks like that pic was taken on a dealer lot (toyota truck in the background)....either a high effort joke or she really did take the plunge!
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      04-01-2009, 02:23 PM   #21
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      04-01-2009, 03:28 PM   #22
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This story would make more sense if you said you traded in the orca and got TWO priuses (priusi?)
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