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09 January 2006 @ 05:42 pm
i've been waiting to see one for quite some time. last week on wednesday, i finally saw a brand spakin' new 2006 prius as it pulled into the Trader Joe's parking lot on the corner of Balboa and San Fernando Mission in Granada Hills. After the owners went into the store, I inspected the car for a closer look.
On the side, it has "HYBRID" written, followed by a cropped HSD logo. the front lights have a little line of plastic "dots" between the the blinker and headlights. the rear brake lights, which used to have black plastic making them look unused - until you stepped on the brakes, that is - now have metallic plastic instead. personally, i think this just takes away from the "coolness" effect. the car was white and appeared to have minimal packages tacked on and still had no plates.
then yesterday my family drove down to santa monica and in the process saw two other 2006 priuses. one of them was a silver pine mica and the other was a barcelona red metallic...i think. we then went to the dealership there and saw 4 new priuses.
i looked inside and took an even further look. the paneling now partially looks really ugly. it's ridged, i guess made to look like aged leather, except that it's not really leather and will only collect dust in those ridges which will be impossible to get out. the new red really looks a lot better than the old salsa red, but to be honest, it's still too dark and not "red" enough. also i couldn't find the AUX audio jack which leads me to believe that they stuck it in the glove compartment, which is simply NOT a good place for that stuff! jesus...BMW started that and now everyone thinks that it's a good place for your ipod...well automakers, here's a little secret...it's NOT. the last place i think of puttin my ipod is in the goddamn glove compartment.
lastly, i thought that the line of plastic "dots" on the front headlights was actually a line of LEDs, but as it turns out, those dots actually serve no purpose. which leads me to say one thing: the "improvements" that toyota has put in the prius lighting are actually...not improvements at all.
overall, with this new model, i like the increased choice of colors and leather. i like the implementation of data music capabilities. i don't like the new lights, the new panels, the complete lack of casette in any model grade, and the rather spiked price tag on this baby.
17 October 2005 @ 07:23 pm
well Hi everyone turns out I'm the new maintainer! not really sure how that happened, but ok !
this community needs more posts! people, there are plenty of priuses and hondas and highlanders and lexuses etc etc out there. write about them!
i will do my part by xposting appropriate entries from my journal into here, but seriously....post!
happy driving and stalking!
01 June 2005 @ 06:49 pm
On Sunday my stepmom and I were doing "hi-five hybrid". Its like slug-bug (for VWs) but with hybrids instead. I just made it up. I got the idea while pointing out a Prius to my 12 year old sister (I had recently explained hybrids to her). We saw a lot of Prius and not one honda hybrid.
14 May 2005 @ 03:25 pm
Rory, on Gilmore Girls drives a Prius! On last tuesday's episode she did anyway... it was a 2001 to 2003. They didn't actually show the back of the car but I saw the little part that is on the side behind the back window. I got excited, but didn't have anyone to share it with (that would care).

I always get excited when I see a Prius and want to see who's driving it to see what "kind of people" drive them.
07 March 2005 @ 08:25 pm
I just test drove a 2005 Prius with package #6, the one with GPS navigation.

It rules!

We can't afford it, but it will be ours someday!
03 February 2005 @ 09:01 pm
Apologies if this had already been posted but I just found it here:


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28 March 2004 @ 08:32 pm
I was in a long Prii drought. I finally spotted one at the Benson Branch Public Library Parking Lot in Omaha, NE yesterday. Silver with Iowa plates.

I wish there were more in this part of the country. I bet people wish they had them now that gas prices are on the rise.
29 February 2004 @ 02:44 pm
The elusive Salsa Red Pearl 04 from last month?

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Three in one day. Yeehaw.
Current Mood: accomplished
16 February 2004 @ 11:50 pm
Month so far:

... I've only seen two new Prii. One belongs to a friend, doesn't count.

Classic Prii... five or six this week. Have been spotting as many as two a day. Is this a talent?