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Adam The Truck Driver

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I got a new car by accident.
« on: June 23, 2010, 04:31:44 pm »

I had an '09 Camary that I bought new. It never has gotten the gas mileage
I wanted, or that the epa or the dealership said it would get. I drive 60 miles round trip just to work and back, at least 4 times a week if not 6x. It was overdue for it's service, because I've been working so much I haven't had time to take it in. Also it had the windshield cracked by a rock a few months ago, just after the last winter storm. I been talking about trading it off for something else. Anything but another Toyota. I told one of the sales guys at the dealership I was prolly going to trade it for a new Hundyiaeio, whatever...while I was waiting for it's service to be done. I'll be damned if I didn't drive home bout 2.5 hours later in a 2010 Toyota Prius. Been a delight to drive thus far. Tested an '08 Prius, & it sucked, but this 2010, quiet, & smooth, plus don't need my subwoofer anymore. It has, the Prius, I think a 10 gallon fuel tank. I've driven it 240 miles since leaving the dealer yesterday. Still has half a tank. I think I'm going to love this car.
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compasspnt

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 05:06:11 pm »

What, did they basically trade you even?
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Barry Hufker

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 05:50:13 pm »

You may have bought it by accident, but it wasn't sold to you that way.


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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 07:00:56 pm »

I had an accident once, so I had to get a new car.
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 07:21:59 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Thu, 24 June 2010 09:00

I had an accident once, so I had to get a new car.



Couldn't you have just had the seat professionally cleaned?
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 08:01:56 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 17:50

You may have bought it by accident, but it wasn't sold to you that way.


Yipper.

'Confessions of a car salesman' lists hanging around the service bay waiting room as a fertile hunting ground.

Men owners especially are off-guard, and are already starting to think of transportation alternatives, when a guy in a shirt buys them a coke, they think 'what a nice guy...' then 'what a nice car...' then 'He's giving me a great price...' etc.

Last week I went to the dealership for a service, and I specified a loaner car, because I didn't want to be 'schmoozed', but then I love my cars. -The wife just had a GLK loaner for her SLK, and now she's mentally running the numbers on one of those... they're not stupid, those dealerships!

But the Prius IS a nice car. Not exciting, but good transportation; -one which promises much in terms of residual resale value at the moment.

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 01:41:50 am »

ssltech wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 17:01



But the Prius IS a nice car.




Yeah, Whynot buy 2 of 'em?

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 02:58:36 am »

 A few years back I rented a Prius in LA & tooled around town for about a week - really like the car, the mileage & the stereo as well. I was very impressed & I don't usually like 'new' cars.

Fwiw my daily Euro ride is a '91 MB 190E
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 10:01:42 am »

Berolzheimer wrote on Thu, 24 June 2010 00:41

ssltech wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 17:01



But the Prius IS a nice car.




Yeah, Whynot buy 2 of 'em?




Yes.  One for coming and one for going.

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 11:44:11 am »

Barry Hufker wrote

One for coming and one for going.


There was a young fellow named Kent,
With a penis incredibly bent.
-To save himself trouble,
He'd put it in double...
...And (instead of him coming) he went.
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MDM (maxdimario) wrote on Fri, 16 November 2007 21:36

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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 01:44:02 pm »

Barry Hufker wrote on Thu, 24 June 2010 07:01

Berolzheimer wrote on Thu, 24 June 2010 00:41

ssltech wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 17:01



But the Prius IS a nice car.




Yeah, Whynot buy 2 of 'em?




Yes.  One for coming and one for going.




Alas, my joke doesn't quite work, like my memory.  I recalled John having bought 2 toyotas recently, but apparently only one of them was a Prius.
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 02:04:42 pm »

compasspnt wrote on Wed, 23 June 2010 16:06

What, did they basically trade you even?



I had about 2.5 years left to pay off the Camary's 4 year note. I drove away in the Prius with zero down, and a note for 72 months, with a 5 year or 125,000 mile warranty, bumper to bumper, & 2 years free maintenance, and over 40mpg, got approximately 48mpg the first half tank. Best the Camary ever got was 32, & that happened just once in a year and a half. My insurance went down 20 clams a month. My car payment is 27 more a month. I'm paying 4k more for the Prius than the Camary would of cost me. Still I think I am ahead in the longer term, especially if gasoline prices spike again.
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2010, 06:26:02 pm »

I bought my first refill of gasoline today in the Prius. It's official. 46.7mpg. Drove 411 miles on 8.8 gallons of fuel. I'm so happy.
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2010, 06:36:12 pm »

Mostly highway, around town, or mixed?

Pretty cool.
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Re: I got a new car by accident.
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2010, 10:03:15 pm »

Forward or reverse?

Either way, still impressive.


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