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Prius With Lamborghini Styling Provides Sad Glimpse At Future
Jalopnik ^ | 1/18/09 | Wes Siler

Posted on 01/18/2010 5:05:05 PM PST by KingOfVagabonds

In the future, the anti-fun police will ensure that cars won't go fast, they'll just look fast. Comrades, we give you the Toyota Prius Custom Plus Concept.

(Excerpt) Read more at jalopnik.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: automakers; greens; prius; toyota
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1 posted on 01/18/2010 5:05:06 PM PST by KingOfVagabonds
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To: KingOfVagabonds

2 posted on 01/18/2010 5:09:32 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

It needs flames painted on the side. It goes fast just sitting still!


3 posted on 01/18/2010 5:11:45 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Jim Thorpe PA, kid with a Prius actually had the nerve to stick a fart can exhaust on one.
Absolutely ridiculous.


5 posted on 01/18/2010 5:13:21 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: umgud

Damn, if you hit a small pebble on the roadway your toast.


6 posted on 01/18/2010 5:14:22 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds
From the article:

If you believe your future kids will become gearheads, and this is the lame form their rebellion takes, we suggest a vasectomy.

Well, that ain't exactly a glowing review! At least they didn't invoke "Pontiac AZTEK".

7 posted on 01/18/2010 5:14:40 PM PST by Tucsonican
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To: Darksheare

Saw a Dodge neon with those not too long ago.


8 posted on 01/18/2010 5:15:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver; Tucsonican

Pontiac Aztec.
Front end design team did not speak to the rear end design team.
And several morons decided it was a lovely vehicle.
Enough so to ‘pimp’ it here in NY.
*Barfff!*


9 posted on 01/18/2010 5:17:08 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Tucsonican

I saw some horrible GM “truck/van” the other day online, some terrible concept vehicle or something. UGLY.


10 posted on 01/18/2010 5:17:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

It probably has a fan in the dash to blow your hair around, and a speaker (inside) that makes a low rumble when you goose the pedal.


11 posted on 01/18/2010 5:17:53 PM PST by DBrow
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To: umgud
I would rather drive a...


13 posted on 01/18/2010 5:21:54 PM PST by j_k_l
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To: KingOfVagabonds
Reminds me of the RollsWagen, cute but fools no one:


14 posted on 01/18/2010 5:22:44 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Darksheare

Front end Lambo, Rear end Jetson’s. Engine Sound Jetson’s.


15 posted on 01/18/2010 5:25:04 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Darksheare

can you believe they actually have a fan club

aztecfanclub.com

Most likely all Buffalo Bills fans as well.


16 posted on 01/18/2010 5:25:34 PM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I have a hybrid SUV. Those punks can kiss my ass.


17 posted on 01/18/2010 5:26:32 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: umgud

I wouldn’t be able to get out of my driveway in that thing. I guess they design these things for people who drive on nothing but pavement. And no speed bumps apparently.


18 posted on 01/18/2010 5:26:43 PM PST by momto6
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To: umgud
Al Gore says, "That looks like a sporty car that you unimportant people should drive".


19 posted on 01/18/2010 5:38:00 PM PST by Viking83
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To: j_k_l

Hey! In a former life I ALMOST bought an AMC PACER! Luckily I lay down and took a nap until the mood passed!


20 posted on 01/18/2010 5:38:05 PM PST by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: umgud

I know exactly what that looks like... but it is not a Lamborghini!!!

LLS


21 posted on 01/18/2010 5:38:42 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: j_k_l

Garth and Wayne would be proud!!!

LLS


22 posted on 01/18/2010 5:40:27 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: umgud
Lamborghini Styling???? I must have missed something. When did Lamborghinis become fugly four door boxes?

23 posted on 01/18/2010 5:44:08 PM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Rosie the Robot, moving.


24 posted on 01/18/2010 5:45:21 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: KingOfVagabonds

I was crankin’ down Van Buren Blvd. in my ‘02 9-3 5 speed turbo when all of a sudden it was hit the brakes, down shift, and stop NOW. Lookin’ for roadkill I saw there was a dead Prius in the center lane, and everybody was lane changing to get around it.

Gave me visions of green for about three tenths of a second or so, but then it all changed to red as I had to sit in traffic waiting to get around the mess.


25 posted on 01/18/2010 5:47:51 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: johncocktoasten

Yeah, that is pretty bad.

Don’t get me wrong, I do like my VW, but I know it isn’t an Indy Pacecar or a ‘64 Pontiac GTO.
The owners of Prii (Priuses?) seem to believe they are invincible in the little aluminum coffins, same goes for Aztec owners.
(Pontiac Aztec, top heavy like a garbage barge, agility of a drunken Zamboni driver on stilts!)
I get to dodge at least three of them on my way to work.


26 posted on 01/18/2010 5:48:24 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: caver
It needs flames painted on the side. It goes fast just sitting still!

LOL! I was thinking the same thing! Makes me think of Dr. Gregory House painting flames on his cane. ;o)

27 posted on 01/18/2010 5:51:17 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: GonzoGOP

*shrugs*
They must have meant Cadillac CTS.


28 posted on 01/18/2010 5:52:09 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Darksheare

Yeah, I suppose the car business really needs the crap models though, so some sales schlub can make double commission pushing the “closeout demo” that no one wants, to the person who can’t qualify for financing on any other car.


29 posted on 01/18/2010 5:55:23 PM PST by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: momto6

And no snow.


30 posted on 01/18/2010 5:58:10 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: johncocktoasten

There is that.
Oh, the Kias, the Scions, the Yaris..


31 posted on 01/18/2010 5:59:04 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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32 posted on 01/18/2010 6:04:12 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: umgud

Battery operated POS.


33 posted on 01/18/2010 6:16:00 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

LOL. Yeah I was thinking the same thing.


34 posted on 01/18/2010 6:18:58 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: umgud
You could use the Prius as a winch on this..


35 posted on 01/18/2010 6:20:51 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: umgud

Looks like it would get stuck on a speed bump.


36 posted on 01/18/2010 6:21:13 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: umgud

Silver? Come on. Everyone knows a car has to be bright yellow to be fast.


37 posted on 01/18/2010 6:21:16 PM PST by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Cyber Liberty

But even on efficiency mode, your Hybrid SUV packs far more power than a Prius could hope to approach.
That’s like comparing a 21 gear racing bicycle to a tricycle.
*chuckle*

Good to see you, how are you doing?


38 posted on 01/18/2010 6:21:40 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Oh yeah, it would have just plowed through the 130 some odd inches we got last year.


39 posted on 01/18/2010 6:21:43 PM PST by momto6
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To: LibLieSlayer


E X C E L E N T


40 posted on 01/18/2010 6:23:16 PM PST by j_k_l
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To: Phantom Lord

I had a silver Prelude and some how it was invisible to radar.


41 posted on 01/18/2010 6:23:40 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: j_k_l

OH! My FAVORITE car!!( no lie) Wish I could find one in good working condition. I liked the width and all the glass. *sigh*, anyone want to donate a Pacer to this Freeper?


42 posted on 01/18/2010 6:24:34 PM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Darksheare

Doin’ fine! And my Escape has plenty of power....

Mrs. Liberty and I are trying to figure out these new cell phones. They copy files back and forth by slamming them against each other.


43 posted on 01/18/2010 6:40:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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Now imagine Garth whistling the theme from Star Trek.

LLS


44 posted on 01/18/2010 6:56:41 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: umgud

A pile of crap spray painted gold is still crap.


45 posted on 01/18/2010 7:48:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: j_k_l

Ahh, the Pacer. Otherwise known as “The Roomy Gremlin.”


46 posted on 01/18/2010 7:49:35 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Uh oh, they patterned those phones on the management at my office, they spread ideas by slammig their heads together.


47 posted on 01/19/2010 9:15:17 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Darksheare

I once worked for the company that makes them, and I think they got the idea from their own development style similar to the one you describe....


48 posted on 01/19/2010 9:29:36 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Kill them until they stop.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The noise from the idea propagation is disturbing, that hollow clunk, the spray of spittle with the eyes crossed, and then the inevitable “duuuuh” noise which is theorized to be the vocal component of the transfer.
49 posted on 01/19/2010 9:35:32 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

...annnd with that I probably owe you a keyboard.
That makes... five so far?


50 posted on 01/19/2010 9:47:09 AM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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