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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2661 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3556 times:

Attention all tree huggers. Your ship has arrived.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/to...amper-van-photo-gallery-41922.html



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User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3548 times:

LOL, I saw that too. Seems that will do well in Europe.

Beyond that, you may not have noticed but the Prius is mainstream now.


User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3548 times:

Quoting bohica (Thread starter):
Attention all tree huggers. Your ship has arrived.

Is that for the the porn industry leaving LA?

Tugg



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15692 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting bohica (Thread starter):

Thank heavens! All those people out there thinking "if only the Prius had a giant plastic dong on the back of it." now have their wish granted.

Who's idea was this? Did someone at Toyota look at the Agera R and say "let's do something like that, but bigger and more phallic"?

Seriously, Priuses are bad enough to drive so why would you want to live in one?

Quoting mham001 (Reply 1):
Beyond that, you may not have noticed but the Prius is mainstream now.

But still slow and generally unappealing to drive.



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User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2604 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3529 times:

They actually made the Prius look even uglier! Never thought it could be done.
I owe my mate £5 now.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3521 times:

Nothing new here. AMC was offering this back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Best of all, they offered 4WD and much more durable than the plastic Prius.
















Also, the AMC Gremlin, Spirit and Eagle didn't look like it had a giant dildo mounted on top.
The Prius sucks!



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3501 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 1):
Seems that will do well in Europe.

Ummm... why would it?

Quoting mham001 (Reply 1):
you may not have noticed but the Prius is mainstream now.

not in Europe, though  



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User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6293 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3494 times:

Seems to me they just stole this idea from James May...  

User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 6):
Ummm... why would it?

Because of your affinity for small camp-mobiles?

Quoting aloges (Reply 6):
not in Europe, though


That's ok, the Germans are finally onboard the hybrid train. Expect good things to happen in the segment.


User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 7):
Seems to me they just stole this idea from James May...

I was thinking about him too. Needs a bigger balloon.

There is some confusion here though, this is not a Toyota conversion.

[Edited 2012-01-23 11:53:03]

User currently offlinesrqmuc From Germany, joined Jun 2010, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3465 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 1):

LOL, I saw that too. Seems that will do well in Europe.

I bet there will be more of these campers rolling on American than on European roads.

This is just too much to handle for the motorhead in me. It looks like a wired bastard made up of a Prius and a gigantic dildo! No thanks.


User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3459 times:

Quoting sw733 (Reply 7):
Seems to me they just stole this idea from James May.

...and what a terrible copy it is! His looked better, it was more interesting and certainly a greater pleasure to drive.

Quoting mham001 (Reply 8):
That's ok, the Germans are finally onboard the hybrid train. Expect good things to happen in the segment.

Diesel is a much more popular way to save fuel (and money at the time of purchase) in Europe, which is why small hybrids haven't caught on here. There is the odd E-class customer who wants to show some good will, but wouldn't be caught dead in a Diesel... and that's it, essentially.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinemham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3528 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 11):
Diesel is a much more popular way to save fuel (and money at the time of purchase) in Europe, which is why small hybrids haven't caught on here. There is the odd E-class customer who wants to show some good will, but wouldn't be caught dead in a Diesel... and that's it, essentially.

When they figure out they can fuel most of their driving by plugging into those bright shiny solar panels your government just paid for, even the staunchest dieselhead will see the light.

When they come out with diesel hybrids, what will a good dieselhead do?


User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Quoting mham001 (Reply 12):
even the staunchest dieselhead will see the light.

Ah... I forgot that you're the resident anti-Diesel guy. My bad.

Quoting mham001 (Reply 12):
When they come out with diesel hybrids, what will a good dieselhead do?

...buy one if it makes sense to him?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21423 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

See, if they'd just bought a Hummer, they would have been able to fit the physical representation of their perceived penis size inside the car....   

-Mir



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User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

I realize this isn't a Toyota conversion, though I do think Toyota should make a Prius MPV, bigger than the Prius V and smaller than the Sienna. But I wouldn't buy it cause I have a distaste for Toyotas.


It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8162 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

That is more than a bit ugly. Looks like a poor little Prius grew a goiter.   

It would seem that Toyota could develop a small van type wagon and use a lot of the Prius technology. More like a Mazda5 than the abortion they delivered.


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Hopefully this horrible stuff will remain in Japan   

Quoting mham001 (Reply 1):
Seems that will do well in Europe.

Not a chance. We don't have bad taste  



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11469 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Quoting aloges (Reply 11):
Diesel is a much more popular way to save fuel (and money at the time of purchase) in Europe, which is why small hybrids haven't caught on here.

Could there be diesel electric hybrids? Like a Prius (not the gawd-awful one shown by the OP) but with a diesel engine instead?

Couldn't the designers think of a way to make the camper actually look... good... on the Prius? I like the concept but it looks just awful.



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 18):
not the gawd-awful one shown by the OP

Don't you drive an equally god awful PT cruiser?


User currently offlineswissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 18):
Could there be diesel electric hybrids? Like a Prius (not the gawd-awful one shown by the OP) but with a diesel engine instead?

Ahh... no because no one likes diesel   joke aside.... would like to see numbers from a diesel electric...  

cheerios


User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 18):
Could there be diesel electric hybrids? Like a Prius (not the gawd-awful one shown by the OP) but with a diesel engine instead?

It exists already. Peugeot already put one on the market:

http://www.peugeot.co.uk/vehicles/pe...ot-car-range/peugeot-3008-hybrid4/



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Looks like Michelin Man lost his meat and veg...


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3294 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

I'm surprised it doesn't do a wheelie when you step into the back...Or does it?   


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently onlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8668 posts, RR: 43
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3093 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 18):
Could there be diesel electric hybrids?

Absolutely, but AFAIK it's more difficult with a modern Diesel engine than with a petrol one. That's why it's taken longer.

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 21):
It exists already. Peugeot already put one on the market:

As have Volvo: http://www.volvocars.com/uk/top/abou...ents/Pages/default.aspx?itemid=135



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
25 Post contains links and images oldeuropean : There are already several models by Peugeot and Citroen, which are btw. much better looking than the Prius. http://www.ds5.citroen.co.uk/uk/ I'm sure
26 seb146 : I have a PT, but I have chosen not to add a phallus to it. That would make my PT look as bad as this Prius. Since it is standard PT look, it is AWESO
27 tugger : I guess this is a case of "You are what you drive!". So who wants to drive one? Tugg
28 mham001 : The problem with diesel hybrids is that the buyer will take 2 price premium hits. Both the diesel engine and the hybrid drivetrain are premiums over
29 AvObserver : Not really bad. Not fun but pleasant enough on a normal commute. Not so good as the Ford Fusion Hybrid but that didn't have a folddown back seat and
30 Post contains links AvObserver : Here's a reasonable alternative to the above if you could get a Totota dealer to install a towing package on a Prius: http://www.princesscraft.com/cam
31 Aesma : Diesel engines that take cooking oil are old NA engines, not modern turbo common rail ones. I don't know how it works in the US but here it's even il
32 Post contains images Superfly : A recalled car? You should put a Buch/Cheney or McCain/Palin and NRA bumper sticker on your Prius to confuse people. You did own a Gremlin, Pacer and
33 Aesma : I'm just talking about the concept, not the realization.
34 mham001 : By regurgitating that trash with the common knee-jerk republican response, you help kill one concept that can relieve us from our foreign oil addicti
35 Post contains images Superfly : ??????? ??????? How does one rationally respond to such a comment? Just about every member here that's been reading my post in the almost 12 years I'
36 Dreadnought : I find it pretty fitting, as the people who buy hybrids tend to be pricks.
37 Post contains images Superfly : LOL! Understood. Otherwise, I'd recommend a Ford Pinto.
38 Post contains links mham001 : You are missing all the political hoopla here about the Volt. Every idiot (sorry to say) republican pulls out some cheap-s**t shot at the Volt at eve
39 Superfly : Wrong. 1970s Lincolns. Anyhow, the Cadillac you are talking about wasn't subsidized and a government pet project.
40 mham001 : OK. Many of which were victims of multiple recalls. BFD. Not really pertinent to the conversation, eh? That Cadillac and all cars were/are heavily su
41 Post contains images Superfly : No they were not. If they were, then that would mean every car made was subsidized from the Vega up to the Fleetwood. Put down the Ralph Nader conspi
42 Post contains images DocLightning : I'm not. But I like pricks...
43 Post contains links and images Fly2HMO : Wrong http://www.greasecar.com/ One of the most common veg oil conversions in the US is done on VW TDI cars, which are common rail + turbocharged. Yo
44 Post contains images DocLightning : I'm going to ask you to carefully consider all of my possible answers to your post and then decide whether you REALLY want me to answer that question
45 Post contains images Fly2HMO : I think I'll pass
46 Post contains images KiwiRob : They already do.
47 Post contains images DocLightning : Smart man. Look, if you want a camper, get a camper. If you want the most fuel-efficient mid-sized car on the market (yes, even more efficient than t
48 Post contains links mham001 : Of course they were. The entire industry is subsidized by our tax money funneled into oil and road development. That oil subsidy in particular allowe
49 Post contains images Superfly : Still crying about the demise of the street cars in the 1950s? Not sure how you drag Bill O'reilly and Limbaugh in to a discussion about a camper opt
50 KiwiRob : I have a Touran TDI which very clearly states do not use vegitabel fat in the user manual and beside the filler cap. If something goes wrong your war
51 Superfly : Of course not. The Griesel gearheads do things that are not in the owners manual and not sanctioned by the manufacture. I can't think of any griesel
52 AvObserver : Wasn't the car I wanted, just the one I felt I needed, given some gas price projections I've seen. And actually, the other 3 cars you mentioned had s
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