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
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.
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:
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
They could've found an old Chevette a lot cheaper, and