Prius Whoops Some Ass

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams

If there's anyone left who still thinks hybrid cars are just a fad, you need to rethink: the Prius was one of America's best-selling vehicles in 2007. That's vehicles, not just hybrids. Toyota sold 181,221 of the gas-electric hatchbacks. That's more than the entire Acura or Mercury lineups, and the model was nipping on all of Buick's heels. The Prius also outsold the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Toyota Tacoma, the Honda Odyssey, every Jeep, every Chrysler, every Dodge (except Ram) and every Ford but the F-series. No wonder Maximum Bob is trying to jump onto the hybrid bandwagon so fast, after pooh-poohing hybrids for so long. Only problem is that train left the station a long time ago, GM and Co. will have to run mighty fast to catch it.

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  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Jan 13, 2008
    As a Prius driver, I am so sick of people complaining that we are all smug, arrogant jerks. I bought the car because it’s good on gas, reliable, and holds its value. My 2006 already has 40,000 miles, and I have no problems to report (knock on wood.) Since when is it arrogant to buy a recommended car? Wouldn’t it be more arrogant to buy a non-recommended car that isn’t practical just to make a statement? So, some people say it’s a “smug” car. I’d rather have a “smug” car than an out of date, lousy, piece of crap Ford that gets 15 mpg city miles and has managed to drag down an entire brand image with its sloppyness. As a SUV driver, I'm sick of people complaining that we're all arrogant, thoughtless jerks who drive them because we can, or that we don't give two hoots about the environment or energy conservation, or must be making up for some kind of physiological shortcoming. I have to live with people's preconceived notions about me because of what I drive, now so do you.
  • Jolo Jolo on Jan 13, 2008

    I have to live with people’s preconceived notions about me because of what I drive, now so do you. Two wrongs make a right. Nice...

  • Sherman Lin Sherman Lin on Jan 13, 2008

    Pretty much sums up the problem. People who judge people based on their choice of vehicle is pretty stupid and weird.

  • Rix Rix on Feb 08, 2008

    In my area,which is an area of northern California which tends to start trends, Prius is the #1 seller among cars. Even ahead of camry and accord.