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Old 05-08-2008, 11:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i drove a matrix yesterday.

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How was it?

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not bad
its a lot nicer than the priuses i usually get

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Haha.
What's wrong with prii?

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but it also costs more
meh
i just dont like them
they get great gas mileage, considering how ****ty it is to drive in philly
but it just feels strange to drive one
maybe i just need to get used to it
i also dont like that you cant relaly see through the rear window

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and its so quiet that pedestrians dont even hear me coming

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Old 05-09-2008, 12:16 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Slow speed operations in congested areas is a problem. In parking lots folks just never hear you. If you turn the AC on the fan is really loud and people will hear that and turn around but you really need to be carefull.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:23 AM   #23 (permalink)
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For one thing, the street looked pretty straight and clear.

I think the punk was listening to that rack system in the video at quite the volume. What happened to looking around?

News hype.

Yeah, I'm a bit harsh today.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:27 AM   #24 (permalink)
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For one thing, the street looked pretty straight and clear.

I think the punk was listening to that rack system in the video at quite the volume. What happened to looking around?

News hype.

Yeah, I'm a bit harsh today.
Well I don't think it would of made a difference if it was a train or a golf cart in the case of the slow news days but there is a problem with the lack of noise when driving in crowed conditions, at least with the Prius.
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Well I don't think it would of made a difference if it was a train or a golf cart in the case of the slow news days but there is a problem with the lack of noise when driving in crowed conditions, at least with the Prius.
I really don't think it's an issue, people just need to be more aware.
I think a bigger deal should be made over was the kid wearing a helmet.
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Maybe cars like the prius could have a frontal proximity alarm when moving. That way it would be quiet except for when someone is walking out in front of it.
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except it'd be hell if your trying to park, and there's a car parked in the spot in front of you.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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except it'd be hell if your trying to park, and there's a car parked in the spot in front of you.
Umm, where is the age old rule that "before you cross the road or get on the road look on both sides?"

Regardless of how quiet it is, you should be able to see it! Do you not see parked cars?

Now if the X (where X is a car ex. prius/corvette without muffler/truck with cherry bomb) is almost silent and driving at 50-70mph then may be it will be hard for you to see it coming even if you have looked on both sides of the road.
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Being someone who was once in an accident while riding a bike, I can tell you that in NJ the car drivers and my parents home owners insurance were involved. I was riding down the road with the "right of way" when a car made a left turn into a parking lot entrance and had to stop right in front of me. I broadsided the car totaling my bike and doing a bit of damage to their door and fender.

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