Attitude adjustment - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
Attitude adjustment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOvp69lnZbA
__________________

zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 02:56 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Yikes. I knew Clarkson was anti-hybrid, but never saw that clip!

Along similar lines (starring a Geo Metro instead of a Prius, but meeting a comparable fate):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zFWAR3Ovw
__________________

MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
zpiloto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,225
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
Yikes. I knew Clarkson was anti-hybrid, but never saw that clip!

Along similar lines (starring a Geo Metro instead of a Prius, but meeting a comparable fate):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8zFWAR3Ovw
Wow. The shame of it was that both cars looked like they were in great shape. If they didn't want them they could of donated them to some one that would appreciate them.
zpiloto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
When it dawned on me what was about to happen to the Prius, I have to admit the very first thought I had was: "I hope they don't wreck the battery pack... I could use that..."
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2006, 07:31 PM   #5
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
When it dawned on me what was about to happen to the Prius, I have to admit the very first thought I had was: "I hope they don't wreck the battery pack... I could use that..."
Those .50 cal rounds would go through a cast iron block like it WAS tissue paper.

The thing that got the video off on the wrong foot with me was the ignorant statement "Americans think $2.20 is a lot of money for gas."

Well after giving big oil $Billions in subsidies, and hundreds of $Millions in public-land royalty give aways, I think we pay a bit more than $2.20 a gallon. Now lets talk about how many of our sons and daughters we send to an early grave, and how many $Billions we pay each and every day to fight foreign wars to protect the exploitations of big oil. It's all about the price of a single gallon, right? What an Ignoranus (yes I meant to spell it that way).
__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
Registered Member
 
The Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 612
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to The Toecutter
This guy is paid to promote an agenda. The folks at www.evuk.co.uk know this all too well.
The Toecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 03:59 AM   #7
Registered Member
 
JanGeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,442
Country: United States
Send a message via Yahoo to JanGeo
Doesn't know how to drive either if he only gets 45mpg - I didn't think it went 106mph and the price he said was 2.20 pounds - I wasn't that impressed with it either but then when you have to move it a few feet when it is parked - it sure beats starting up an engine for 20 seconds on a cold day.
JanGeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 07:16 AM   #8
kps
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 61
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silveredwings
Those .50 cal rounds would go through a cast iron block like it WAS tissue paper.
Heck, .223 rounds will go through an engine block like-- Er, never mind. I know nothing.
kps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2006, 06:08 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,978
Country: United States
I love Top Gear and, really, it's one of the only programs I watch regularly thanks to Bittorrent (thanks MetroMPG).

I seem to agree with Clarkson 35% of the time -- the rest is just his ego running amok. The show generally provides people in the audience and his co-Hosts to respond to such acts, and sometimes he's proven wrong. It's all theatrics, as if you were to go to a Bond movie and see a Prius get smashed into.

A Diesel Golf will give you better FE, but what about particulates and NOx??? Those are health concerns, not necessarily "Environmental" concerns (NOTE: clean Diesel vehicles here correct those issues). The Prius kicks the Golf's arse in the CO2 category, and is much more reliable than the V-dub. Just remember that Brits aren't huge Toyota fans.

Now, for the backwoods dumb****s:
  1. Way too close without the proper shielding -- someone could've gotten injured badly -- and guess who probably has to pay for that if they don't have a job
  2. They could've found an old Chevette a lot cheaper, and
  3. Get a life!

RH77
__________________

__________________
rh77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel up date based on server timezone, not user pecus Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 09-17-2010 07:04 AM
Feature request: input "validation" override Volta Fuelly Web Support and Community News 8 08-20-2008 01:20 AM
WAI revisited. zpiloto General Fuel Topics 14 05-16-2006 04:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.