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Posted by Daniel who wants to know on August 27, 2010, 1:23 am

I wasn't trying to say it is a fashon statement, I was trying to point out
that people buy extra options of all kinds all the time that do nothing to
reduce a vehicle's payback period.  I was going to mention factory GPS
navigation as a prime example but I suppose if it helps you make a more
direct route to the destination instead of driving in circles it would save

Anyway most people seem to forget about resale value and pretend that
everyone just drives a car till it dies.

I didn't forget, the others that bash the Prius forgot, and you can usually
spot them easily because they misspell it "Pruis".

I want the Prius for its low emissions along with the electronic goodies and
for reasons such as the PriUPS.  The fact that it would be roughly double
the FE of our current 97 Lumina is just icing on the cake.

Feel free to browse my Q&A on Y! Answers


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 27, 2010, 1:59 am

That's called a "fashion statement".

Note that the choice of Prius vs Insight isn't an "extra option".  It's
the core purchase.

Fashion statement.  Or political statement.  Whatever, you're describing
the conscious act of making a statement.

Posted by Peter Granzeau on August 28, 2010, 1:24 am

On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 06:54:12 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

I bought my Prius not to save money (I was getting adequate mileage in a
Saturn SL2), I bought it because it represented a lot of original
thought and state of the art design.  Other designs will eventually pass
it, but it is still state of the art.

Posted by Neo on August 28, 2010, 4:55 pm

I agree. It take alot of moxy to take the lead as Toyota
has done with the Prius.   IMHO it's the Apple thinkpad
of  hybrids.

One of the reasons, I decided on a Prius
over all other hybrids is that the Prius forums on
the internet made me think of  the PC and Apple
user groups in the 1980s and 1990s. The sophistication
level of the user groups was one of the sign
of a successful design/product and its
successful adoption of new technologies.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 28, 2010, 8:25 pm

In article

So, y'all ARE buying it as a fashion statement.

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