What's Wrong With This Picture: Adventures In Road Testing Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

After another week of digital dedication to automotive truth-telling, TTAC West is going undercover to explore the “hybrid lifestyle.” A hybrid and a yurt? Smug alert!

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  • PeteMoran PeteMoran on Nov 02, 2009

    @ Rod Panhard I think you've just about got it, however; A true environmentalist would identify at least one truly wasteful person and take them out too. A sort-of two-fer' - boosts the average a bit.

  • Don1967 Don1967 on Nov 02, 2009
    Therefore, the only true REAL environmentalist is one who chooses to end his life now. Probably the best way is to feed yourself to a starving polar bear. Or a cute-looking seal. Paul McCartney came this close.
  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Nov 02, 2009
    Yes. Ford provided the car, insurance and one tank of freedom juice… disclosure is my middle name. I stayed in the yurt because it’s cheap (i.e. coming out of my own pocket). Dedication to the job if I ever saw it. I'd actually like to see a TTAC feature about "Top Ten Cars To Sleep/Live In". Lord knows I end up doing enough that it'd be useful.
  • Chuvak Chuvak on Nov 02, 2009
    RE: no_slushbox : He lives in a country where retarded white trash seal clubbing asbestos mining assholes... Dude, I work in a nice office, nice white-collar job, LOTS oh hours on the internet - have read so much shit an all issues, I have no more opinion of my own on anything... Your take, however, is the most original and funniest thing I have read in a long time. You are absolutely correct on everything. Stereotypes and the hate of Priuses are by those who are either too insecure or poor to buy one or just want to be "cool" ragging on them. I know a 6'3", 270lbs Samoan guy who fights for fun, repos cars for free just to kick someone's ass and has no fear of anything. He went to a dojo where his twelve-years old daughter got hurt and beat the crap out of three kung-fu instructors at the same time, after they refused to apologize to his daughter. He drives a new Prius because he got tired of filling up his Suburban. He paid cash for it with the money he collected for a client who was owed... His cousin, another psychotic Samoan family-man with three kids just bought a Prius too, after being impressed with the technology and fuel economy. He also paid cash, but I did want to know how. So, neither is gay, neither is right or left wing (they do nor care and do not vote), neither is insecure, and both are more of a man than twenty losers in "macho" SUVs or Corvettes or any other "man" car. I am of similar background, but went to college because I got bored with periodic jail stints. I drive a white Mini Cooper Clubman. I am not gay, nor do I give a shit about politics. I bought it because my old 7 series ate 10 mpg in the City and I was too cheap to buy something like a 5 series or an A6. I think all the insecure douches prevent a lot of normal guys from buying cars they think are cool or useful. Sad. Thanks for a great post, though!