Well I picked her up today

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by ALS, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    I went from this 18 mpg 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo Wagon.

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    To a brand new 2010 Prius level III.


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  2. GardenWeasel

    GardenWeasel Well-Known Member

    Congratulations!!
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi ALS:

    ___Congrats does not even begin to describe it ;)

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  4. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks guys. If it wasn't for Wayne letting me try out the one he was driving a few weeks ago I may have bought something else.
     
  5. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    Congrats and GREAT choice on color too!
     
  6. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

  7. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    That was a clean looking Volvo, nice clunker! Congrats on your new Prius too! :D - Dale
     
  8. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    It was showing it's age believe me. When I had it over at my mechanics on Sunday afternoon for six hours swapping parts out I saw lots of additional rust problems that were going to need to be addressed. It would have needed at least $2,000 worth of work to keep it on the road another two years or so. Lucky I was able to help some people out letting them swap out their worn out parts for better newer parts in my car. One guy swapped out his blown AC compressor for my good one. It looked like the blues-mobile when I rolled into the dealer. Snow tires on rusty steel wheels with small moon hub caps.
    We put on the factory sway bar and removed the after market chassis braces and larger sway bars the handling with snow tires was very interesting. The wagons came from the factory with no rear sway bar.
     
  9. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    wow, heck of an upgrade! sweet ride ALS! :)
     
  10. ksstathead

    ksstathead Moderator

    hey, you're driving my (dream) car!
     
  11. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Real nice:D The 3 looks good in white! Hal
     
  12. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Congratulations!

    This might seem like an unusual question: is the new car smell subdued?

    Couple of years ago, an article said the new plastic was not green...maybe it's less on the Prius.
     
  13. drimportracing

    drimportracing Pizza driver: 61,000+ deliveries

    That is so cool that you were able to rescue some of the parts and help out some Volvo owners.

    There should be a system for that type of recycling. Put your name on a local web list with the type of cars your looking for and if any "clunkers" get turned in you can go to that holding yard within the next week to remove the parts you need.

    Of course it may interfere with the intend reduction of other clunkers on our highways but at least it's not wasteful in the sense of throwing away good parts.

    You did a good thing, too bad Geo Metro's don't make the cut for trade-ins, I'd be pulling parts for days. :D - Dale
     
  14. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    Looks good. Where did you get it?
     
  15. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Yeah, nice color. Also, pretty amazing difference in aerodynamics: the Volvo looks like an attache case with wheels.
     
  16. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Day Toyota on route 51 in Pleasant Hills.
     
  17. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    The wagon has a Cd of .40 vs the Prius with a Cd of .25
     
  18. hobbit

    hobbit He who posts articles

    Not to hijack the thread here, but if I make the Cincy gathering
    I might be hangin' around the Squirrel Hill area for a couple
    of days afterward...
    .
    Oh, and I took my '04 up your infamous Canton Ave the other week,
    and got a couple of pix. Said to be the steepest street in the
    US. Not in San Fran!
    .
    _H*
     

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