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I discovered yesterday that it is no longer feasible to park my Prius into a compact car space! The 2002 fit very nicely into compact spaces, but the 2005 was too tight a squeeze for me, and I certainly didn't want to risk scratching the paint on the new car!

Fortunately, the other advantages, even on my AM package (damn I wish I could have afforded the NAV system!), far outweigh this particular liability. And I need the extra interior space anyway to haul my musical keyboard around for work, so it's all good!
 

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But it's the same length (ok, 3" shorter) than a Corolla and I reckon is only slightly wider too
 

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Be glad you don't have a Murano! A friend just traded hers in because it was so wide in the back end that she kept whacking into things (like the supports on the garage). On some of us, an ample backside could be described as callipygian. :) On a car, it's just a pain in the butt.
 

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splain "callipygian" :?:
 

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Although I'm awaiting my Prius' delivery, I just had to join a group whose members use words such as callipygian. A word more frequently used to describe Jennifer Lopez, but not wholly inappropriate as a description of the backside of a Prius.
 

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I thought it is midsize because of interior volume, and perhaps, rear legroom, neither of which indicate greater width.
 

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Outside dimensions:

2004-05 width: 1725 mm (67.9 in.)
2001-03 width: 1695 mm (66.7 in.)

2004-05 length: 4445 mm (175 in.)
2001-03 length: 4305 mm (169.6 in.)

2004-05 height: 1475 mm (58.1 in.)
2001-03 height: 1465 mm (57.6 in.)
 

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An04Prius said:
splain "callipygian" :?:
Callipygian, adj., of, pertaining to, or having a well-shaped or finely developed buttocks. :wink:
 

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Sanny said:
An04Prius said:
splain "callipygian" :?:
Callipygian, adj., of, pertaining to, or having a well-shaped or finely developed buttocks. :wink:
How is that pronounced?
 

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melgish said:
How is that pronounced?
calli PIJ ee an.

Gotta love a forum that has a happy mix of Prius tech AND vocabulary. :lol: I have to agree with Altamont (post above). What's not to like? :D
 

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Ok, last question... can I use that to describe my wife w/o her slapping me silly? :oops:
 

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melgish said:
Ok, last question... can I use that to describe my wife w/o her slapping me silly? :oops:
Well, it was used to describe me once, and I grinned and blushed. ;) How do you think I learned the word! :D (Yah, ok, it was 25 years ago, but STILL!)
 

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Sanny said:
An04Prius said:
splain "callipygian" :?:
Callipygian, adj., of, pertaining to, or having a well-shaped or finely developed buttocks. :wink:
My wife used the word in a song lyric when we wrote "All About Love," a musical adaptation of Plato's "Symposium":

A man will brave the depths so Stygian
For a sweet youth callipygian.

The Murano, however, sounds as though it's merely the automotive equivalent of steatopygian - "A protruberance of the buttocks, due to an abnormal accumulation of fat ...." (Oxford English Dictionary)
 

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coloradospringsprius said:
A man will brave the depths so Stygian
For a sweet youth callipygian.
Guess that is a little classier sounding than "I like that wagon you're draggin'."

... I'm sorry - what's this thread supposed to be about again? :)
 

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I want to go on record as choosing not to go there. But unfortunately I'm already on my way back
 

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melgish said:
I want to go on record as choosing not to go there. But unfortunately I'm already on my way back
Need a lift? :D
 

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Sanny said:
melgish said:
I want to go on record as choosing not to go there. But unfortunately I'm already on my way back
Need a lift? :D
I do, but I don't know where I would start. :|
 

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Hep said:
Sanny said:
melgish said:
I want to go on record as choosing not to go there. But unfortunately I'm already on my way back
Need a lift? :D
I do, but I don't know where I would start. :|
Well, Little Prius seats 5, so there's room for me, you, Melgish, and 2 more! ;)
 
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