Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is a hybrid gas-electric car that gets great gas mileage.

  • 2008 Jun 05: How I got my Prius at
    When the original Prius came out, I wanted a Prius with a hatchback like my old Toyota Corolla had. So I wrote to Toyota suggesting that and ... they built it! (I don't know if they followed my suggestion or not ...). The Corolla was falling apart after 18 years so I was renting while waiting for the first 2004 Prius to arrive. When they did, I went to the lot to see them even though they were for other people. We looked at a red one, which was nice. Then we inspected a white one, but I didn't want to deal with the dust on it. Finally, we looked at a blue one, which was my color choice, although mine was still in shipping. When I said I didn't like the blue, Sales Consultant Joe Bushong-Taylor said that the red one might be available. Later that evening he called to say I had won the lottery and the red one could be mine! I went the next day to pick it up. I realized that the order I had seen the cars just happened to be: red, white and blue (this being a very patriotic time after 9/11). So we lined up the cars and I took the picture.

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    origin: 2003 Oct 23
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