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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by hotbrass, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is with great regret that I will be signing off this forum very soon.

    Everyone has been such a great inspiration and help and I would like to personally thank the owners and operators of this forum, and all the members that make it work everyday.

    This forum is a great wealth of infomation and I wish you all the best.

    I have decided to stay with Toyota and I have bought a Prius IV. I will also be buying another pickup soon, but Tacomas are in such short supply in the used market, I may not be getting another. But if I do I will be back!

    Anyone know of a good Prius Forum???

    Thanks everyone!

    And now for the rest of the story...

    Some dumba$$ ran a red light and I tagged him. Fortuantely he had insurance! But it was totaled. :mad: But life goes on. I hate car payments!

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  2. rutherk1

    rutherk1 ElPhantasmo&TheChickenRunBlastarama

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    Why would you buy a prius?

    EDIT: Oh yeah. Glad no one was hurt. Although you may have suffered some head trauma with the prius purchase.
     
  3. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Glad your ok!! Sorry to hear about the truck, but the car should ser ve you well. Pop in from time to time. :)
     
  4. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It is the most comfortable car I have ever driven. You should go take a new one for a test drive. But hang on to your Taco. Also I make my living being on the road a lot and I get paid $.55 a mile. So I am making more money by getting better gas milage. :D
     
  5. HwyRogue

    HwyRogue Resident Canuck

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    Indeed - you're ok and the truck did what it was supposed to do - just another reason to get into a Taco!! ...nothing around that you could pick up???
     
  6. Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Glad your ok, and like Chris said, "Pop in from time to time." There are other like you who had to let go, get rid, or get another type of vehicle, but they still stick around just to shot the shit.
     
  7. rutherk1

    rutherk1 ElPhantasmo&TheChickenRunBlastarama

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    Just busting your balls. What ever pleases you.

    Although a Prius on the freeway is no different than any other car.

    I will shut my mouth now.

    Glad you are happy.
     
  8. Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    glad you are ok!
     
  9. DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    X3. You can always still sport a TacomaWorld.Com sticker on the Prius.:D
     
  10. #Reistlehr-

    #Reistlehr- AngryTacoma

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    No better way than say thank you to your old tacoma for doing a great job!
     
  11. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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  12. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    FOBs sold pending funds. Thanks!
     
  13. Mx SuperFly 25

    Mx SuperFly 25 Adrenaline Addict

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    awww... we love you too!! haha good luck w/the prius
     
  14. brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    glad your truck did what it was supposed to do.

    I s'gest you find another taco soon!
     
  15. aces2

    aces2 Senior Arshole

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    My wife has a Prius and loves it, she can have that shit.

    (^This is me acting tough in front of the TW guys, I actually love that car nearly as much as my Taco. They are quite amazing in many different ways.)

    PS a good Prius site is www.priuschat.com
     
  16. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I dont think you guys realize how low the Taco inventory is right now. Of the dealers in my area, there are almost no used ones, and only three or four new ones on each lot, all high end, not base models. They are high value and in high demand, with the obligatory high price(which is great if you need the value like I did.)

    I am going to keep looking but the market for high value cars/trucks is running low on inventories.
     
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    T0LLPHR33 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad your ok bro...you can always replace the tacoma...but why a prius? I know to each their own...

    only reason I could think is cheaper insurance payments and cheaper on gas...

    good luck bro don't forget to stop back in from time to time...there are a bunch of used tacomas that you can find all over the nation...
     
  18. brian

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    brian Another Traitor

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    I think something rattled in his brain during the accident. We might suggest you go in and get a more thorough check-up!
     
  20. hotbrass

    hotbrass [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Main reason is I drive alot. In the last year I put over 45k on my Tacoma. I was looking for a second car when the wreck happened. So I decided to get a very efficient vehicle for my work and later get another truck. Well later has turned into sooner since I cant haul anything in the Prius.

    Other reason, I make more money driving a Prius.

    I bought it Thursday and have been driving normal, lead footed for me. I filled it up yesterday, drove 422 miles and it only took 8.774 gallons which comes to 48.1 mpg. I expect it will do a lot better if I drive it like a tree hugger. But at regular driving, there is no car around that will get 48.1 mpg and still have fun driving.

    I got on the PriusChat forum and there are some really serious people over there. With the few questions I asked, I felt like I was a logger at a GreenPeace/Sierra Club convention. They dont seem to have as much fun as we do over here in the Taco World. And Mods, like where is the best place to wire in a radar detector? You would have thought that I shot the pope asking a question like that. LOL!
     
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