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Old 03-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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I would be this guy's best friend. We're just alike. He must be a long lost brother or something. NSFW - language.


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I loved the lady who called her husband on the cell while bucketing down the road at 95 MPH. She had the time and presence of mind to do that, yet did not put the car in neutral or just turn the key back. Amazing. Even without vac assist, its not hard to use the breaks to slow down when the engine is off.
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I'm thinking about buying a Prius so it does fail and I can sue someone...
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I'm thinking about buying a Prius so it does fail and I can sue someone...
+1, that would require making myself look like an uber-'tard though.
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whatever. ill look like every over "got mine" liberal/progressive.
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I'm thinking about buying a Prius so it does fail and I can sue someone...
At that point you are getting subsidized with tax dollars in order to sue a overseas company. ******* awesome. It's like covert economic warfare.


Edit: Just make sure you get an Obama/Biden and 'erase-ism' or 'end this war' or 'coexist' sticker.

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I like the COEXIST one myself. Maybe an Obama '08
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That video is ******* perfect.
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If you really want to be the ****, you get a Kerry/Edwards '04 one, do a crappy job scraping it off, and leave on the Obama '08. Despite the fact that you would have a 2010 car, this will make you a hero to the cool-aid drinkers.
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That guy is a queer. I think. Just because he was acting tough with a face guard on.
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He is saying what all toyota employees are probbaly thinking.
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My brother in law drives a *****, I mean Prius. He took it up to 50 and mashed the gas, then mashed the brake without lifting off the gas. Shockingly his pius, I mean Prius, came to a stop. I've seen several car mags say the same thing. The brakes apply more torque than the motor can. How dumb can these people be?
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My brother in law drives a *****, I mean Prius. He took it up to 50 and mashed the gas, then mashed the brake without lifting off the gas. Shockingly his pius, I mean Prius, came to a stop. I've seen several car mags say the same thing. The brakes apply more torque than the motor can. How dumb can these people be?
Was that under the electric power though? I kind of suspect that the electric motor may have enough torque to overpower the brakes. But I dont know much so...
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:32 PM   #14
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I was tempted to make a video like that. About a week before the Toyotall recall, my gas pedal got stuck. Flat, 100% open. In something much faster than any 'Yota, I was in an A6 2.7t. Did I panic? No. Did I ride the brakes? No. Did I try to yank the handbrake as some retards have been suggesting? No.

For ***** sake, I didn't even have to think. I just realized what was happening, put it in neutral, bounced off the limiter a couple times, and shut off the engine while I reached down and pulled up the gas pedal manually.

God damn, those people pissed me off. The worst was that off-duty PO that had is whole family in the car, was belting down the highway at 120mph, stopped panicking and called the police. How ******* stupid do you have to be to not just put it in neutral and turn the engine off? A ******* PO did that!

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I love that video. Sy karts is where I do my go-karting, I have about fifty of those balaclavas. Which means he's either in Tigard or Tukwila. Or visited one of those places.
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Thats ******* funny **** right thur!!


But can someone show me (tard) this video people are talking about? I dont have watchable TV... new place, no cable and dont have a converter box.
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I wish they would air that on all news channels. I am dumbfounded by the staggering amount of idiots on the road today. The news channels don't help though, whooping it up and all.
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My brother in law drives a *****, I mean Prius. He took it up to 50 and mashed the gas, then mashed the brake without lifting off the gas. Shockingly his pius, I mean Prius, came to a stop. I've seen several car mags say the same thing. The brakes apply more torque than the motor can. How dumb can these people be?

I read some magazine where they tested a c6 corvette and it stopped...
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People never believe me when I tell them to put cargo at the front of the bed because it will experience more Gs from braking than it ever will from acceleration.

Think of stopping distances versus 1/4mile acceleration...most cars can slow from 70mph in 100ft and some change. 1/4 mile is 1320ft, and cars are barely getting over 90mph....same mass, and it's all acceleration, even when it's called deceleration.

Of course brakes have more torque. People are idiots.

I should be laughing, but it makes me mad.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:07 PM   #20
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as a tree hugging liberal, you all probably assume that I bow down to the prius.

it's not true!

it is true that i frequently rent them for the additional $5/day (on top of 15/day ooh) when I travel, but you know what? the more I drove them, the more I hated them. sure, they have great low speed torque and get phenomenal gas mileage (perfect rental), but they SUCK MY SHAVED NUTS in terms of driver enjoyment.

So... since last time I was in CA we had a few different rental cars (long story), the first was a prius but the rest were kia rios (no power locks wut?) and they were slow but mor enjoyable to drive than a prius.

but whatever, i'm a car guy. gas mileage is great, but it's not the only variable.

also, in 2004, after learning bush was a criminal, why wouldn't you rock a kerry sticker?
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