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Feb. 1st, 2005 | 02:37 pm

I'm trying to decide if I should buy a prius.

I'm on the edge of not needing to own a car in LA and so a far cheaper car would provide my needed transportation services. However the times that I've tried not using a car were kind of isolating, there are several things that I might like to do that are late enough in the evening that the trains don't run, and there's a big difference between 20 minutes of travel in a car and more than an hour in mass transit.

Additionally if I wanted to have any chance of dating I kind of think that I need to be able to go places to spend time around people and possibly even pick people up. (Though of course my real problem with dating is that I'm a shy introvert whose not particularly assertive about flirting with those I find attractive.)

But for whatever reason I'm thinking that cleaning my apartment and getting a less embarrassing car might up my chances a little

The prius has very good emissions, and is also has very low CO2 emissions according the EPAs Green vehicle guide

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 2nd, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
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I sure hope so...

And hopefully having a prius will also mean that I might actually go places where there are queer women, instead of just staring at the inside of my apartment.

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Dieppe

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from: dieppe
date: Feb. 2nd, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
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You could always get an electric car.. I hear that queer women dig those!

Of course with a Prius (or other hybrid) you can actually go places. There's that Honda that's a 2 seater, but I don't know how the mileage compares to the Prius.

I've sat in a Prius and it's not a bad ride for a large person.. and it's four doors, so you can haul around more than 1 other person too.

OR you could look into a motorcycle related vehicle. A small scooter, say 200cc, could get you 70mpg but again you're limited to non-rain driving (or being soaked) and only dating people who'd be willing to climb on back with you.

And of course that's 70mpg of dirty emissions rather than the nice green emissions that the Prius spits out...

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 2nd, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
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Actually I can't get an electric car, as far as I can tell there aren't any that are currently being manufactured. And the few that are custom jobs that are in the works are $80,000+

The motorcycle isn't a bad idea, though I don't really want to imagine dressing up to go dancing and then riding on a motorcycle to a club.

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Dieppe

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from: dieppe
date: Feb. 2nd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
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Some of the upsides to having a motorcycle is: you already know how to ride another 2 wheeled vehicle, this just has more power, you get to dress up in cool gear to go riding, and people can go "Ooh, you soo cool you ride a motorcycle!"

The downside is it's a two wheeled vehicle, you have to dress up in gear to go riding even if it's hot, and you'll still get someone who says "You drive an x? That's not as cool as a y." or something like that. ;)

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velcrocat

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from: velcrocat
date: Feb. 2nd, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
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if you get a prius then you can impress all the hot vegan environmental activist dykes :)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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Have you seen such things anytime recently?

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Bolowolf

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from: bolowolf
date: Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
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Or you could go veggiediesel. Find a decent old car that's a Mercedes, or a Volvo, and convert it. I'm not sure what the emissions on those turn out to be afterwards.

The new Prius synnergy drives are pretty sweet though.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 3rd, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
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The veggie diesel are better on CO2 emissions, but aren't nearly as clean on the smog forming chemicals (as far as I can tell)

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