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Old 04-18-2012, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Back after a long absence. If I'm lucky, I'll be driving a new Prius c in a few days. I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can get out of it and what kind of modds are simple and effective.

I'm a retired state employee and former Lacey mayor. Now I'm involved with energy issues (conservation and distributed generation), school career-tech training and still (!) trying to finish a 1934 Hudson street rod.

I think I'm failing retirement.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL, I'm glad I am failing retirement. Like to keep failing, hopefully until I am Pop's age. He turns 91 May 8th and has been retired for 37 years.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I aspire to a failed retirement (in the good sense).

I'm interested to hear how "luck" is a factor in the Prius C acquisition.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Luck and the Prius c

I drove the Prius c, liked it and ordered a Pc3 no sunroof. I'll be lucky if it arrives before the Lacey MPG Challenge. That's all.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome back, graesack. I too am a recent 'failure at retirement' and returnee to ecomodders after a hiatus of a couple of years to put my full effort into a new business. We stay busy in this life or all too soon they carry us out feet first!
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I see you have your new Prius C - any impressions to share?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Supposed to be in this weekend

Got a bit ahead of myself. Still waiting for delivery. Supposed to be this weekend. I'll post impressions soon.

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