Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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"New" car

With the price of gas, commuting in a Yuxon XL seemed a little over-the-top. prettypammie's been doing extensive research--but we'd been holding off on taking the plunge. Then, there was a $65 fill-up. That was the figurative straw that broke the camel's back. On Saturday we went looking, but didn't find anything in stock that worked for us. We did a little searching on cars.com. On Sunday, we paid a tiny bit under market for an '03 toyota_prius.

It's a little weird when the engine stops, or that turning the key just "boots the computer." On the other hand, the little system displays that show the direction of energy flow to and from the wheels, engine, and battery is just too cool. Pam's been getting something like 36 actual mpg, and that's completely city driving, with only a few (generally near rush hour) miles on the highway. Not too shabby.
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  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

  • My tweets

    Fri, 19:57: Mixed meat meatballs, sauteed vegetables, loaded mashed potatoes with da_valentine and friends @ Corolla, North Car……