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Old 08-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
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So they're basically shooting for a hybrid for the "non-hippie"... or a jump away from the image of the "Pious" of SouthPark fame.
Doesn't the Camry hybrid already qualify on that front?

Interestingly, Canadians Prius sales have never even come close (on a per capita basis) to the US - for some reason, we buy far more Camry hybrids. I've yet to see a Canadian-plated 3rd gen Prius on the road. But Camry hybrids are a fairly regular sight (if you remember to look for the little badge).

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Old 08-19-2009, 12:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Doesn't the Camry hybrid already qualify on that front?

Interestingly, Canadians Prius sales have never even come close (on a per capita basis) to the US - for some reason, we buy far more Camry hybrids. I've yet to see a Canadian-plated 3rd gen Prius on the road. But Camry hybrids are a fairly regular sight (if you remember to look for the little badge).
I guess it would, wouldn't it? Although, the Camry doesn't cover the "subsidy" end of the spectrum, even though the Prius (Pious, haha) wasn't really ever prohibitively expensive either.

I think at this point, the Prius carries a stigma of stupid drivers who know nothing about how cars work, or fuel efficient driving, and they're staring at that stupid screen, causing accidents and such. That's got to be affecting the sales of the Prius... not that it SHOULD, but it will, and you know it. Especially given the attitude of Americans - It's not our fault, blame the car's safety rating!
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Did your friend actually say "It's the life", or "C'est la Vie"?
Yeah, that's what he is saying, but English isn't his first language.

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Yeah, that's what he is saying, but English isn't his first language.

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Just wondered, because C'est la Vie sounds cooler than "This is the life."
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Just wondered, because C'est la Vie sounds cooler than "This is the life."
Come to think of it, he also says it "That is the life", followed by a helpless shrug and an all-too-knowing half-smile.

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According to my old French teacher, that phrase has come to mean so much more than what it actually says... ranging from things like:

"That's how the cookie crumbles" to:
"Wouldn't you know it?"

Of course, those aren't literal meanings, but implied understandings for the above phrase.
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im not a huge fan of the new fit
+ the new yaris looks like a camry

mostly because it seems like everything is following the trend of bigger is better
(thus hurting fuel efficiency to add things like rain sensors and bluetooth)

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