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During my drive into work this morning I was wondering what other cars Prius Owners have. I have a rather eclectic collection of cars and thought it would be interesting to see what others have as well.

I own my 2001 Prius of course and I also have a 1994 Pontica Transport minivan, and the most unusal car is my 1966 Mercury Park Lane (land yacht)
 

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My Wife owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero
I also own a 2002 Aprilia Scarabeo 150

My Wife is contemplating purchasing a Prius, but she is small and likes the height of her SUV. We looked at the HyHI and it seemed a bit too pricey. The one at my Dealership we looked at was a Limited with all the bells and whistles and they dealer wanted $4,000.00 over MSRP, bringing the total price to just under 52,000.00 (this includes taxes, delivery, etc). She will be due for a car in about a year and hopefully the HyHI or another Hybrid SUV will be in a better price range.
 

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yeah my wife wants a new larger vehicle (we have 4 kids) but I would like to hold out for a hybrid minivan if they ever make one and make it affordable.
 

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iggy1iggy said:
...the most unusal car is my 1966 Mercury Park Lane (land yacht)
Wow, that photo sure brings back some memories! The very first car I learned to drive was my buddy's Park Lane. Same model & color as your Merc with the "Breezeway" rear window, but I can't recall if it was a '65 or '66. As a 15-year-old, it was a real thrill to drive, except that its power steering only worked in one direction--easy left turns, almost impossible right turns (or maybe it was the other way around). Another friend had a Corvair with no shocks. (Driving that was an entirely different kind of thrill!)

Our other current vehicles are a '93 Ford Probe and a '90 Plymouth Voyager.

Past prizes include '87 Olds Cutlass Supreme, '85 Ford Escort, '73 Ford Pinto wagon, '72 Ford Maverick, '72 Chevy Nova, and '68 Dodge Charger, plus wife's first car, a '73 Pontiac LeMans.

Needless to say, the Prius is our best (and first brand-new) vehicle ever.
 

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Seaside Harry said:
iggy1iggy said:
...the most unusal car is my 1966 Mercury Park Lane (land yacht)
Wow, that photo sure brings back some memories! The very first car I learned to drive was my buddy's Park Lane. Same model & color as your Merc with the "Breezeway" rear window, but I can't recall if it was a '65 or '66. As a 15-year-old, it was a real thrill to drive, except that its power steering only worked in one direction--easy left turns, almost impossible right turns (or maybe it was the other way around). Another friend had a Corvair with no shocks. (Driving that was an entirely different kind of thrill!)
I am glad I could bring back those memories for you! I love my land yacht but it would cost me 1 weeks worth of gas to drive it to work for 1 day! (not exactly economical) and alas I am trying to sell it. :cry:

My other cars of note were 73 VW super beetle, 71 Fiat spider, 79 olds cutlass, and various other econo-boxes.

As you can tell I love cars. I can tell you that I am in love with my Prius!
 

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We traded my '96 Toyota Avalon XLS for the 2005 Tideland Prius. My DH drives a '96 Honda Civic and owns a 1957 Corvette (basket case) that he's had since he was in high school. I'd love it if he'd fix up the Corvette.

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iggy1iggy said:
I love my land yacht but it would cost me 1 weeks worth of gas to drive it to work for 1 day! (not exactly economical) and alas I am trying to sell it. :cry:
Yeah, cars like your Merc and my "inherited-from-dad" Charger were much more high school student-friendly when gas was $.50 a gallon! At the 1975 minimum wage, an hour's worth of flipping burgers could put 4 gallons in the car. Now, that hour of labor won't even buy half as much cruising time...unless it's in a Prius. :D
 

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'99 Mazda Protege
'01 Saturn L Wagon
'02 Ford Ranger

Thinkin of getting rid of the Satty though........
 

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:) "Ernestine" Prius is our favorite, others in our "car family" are:

1996 Camry LE 4-cyl Sedan (less than half the Prius mpg's)
1988 Camry LE 4-cyl Station Wagon (ditto mpg's)
1985 Jaguar XJ-6 (don't ask about mpg's)

Prius is named after Lili Tomlin's "Telephone Operator" character since the NAV lady frequently gives weird responses to verbal requests.
 

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A '97 Subaru Legacy Outback with 195,000 miles (purchase new). It's been a great car (but not as great as the Prius). I really wanted to get another Subaru but was determined that our next car would be a hybrid. I was very disappointed when a Subaru rep about 3 years ago said that they were not committed to hybrid technology/development. I'm sure they regret that now.

We had been a one car household for 5 years until we got the Prius. We are keeping the Subee mainly for the worst winter weather here in the mountains, and for mud season.
 

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Past ownership:

38 Dodge sedan
39 Austin
50 Plymouth convertable
56 Plymouth station wagon (lemon)
58 Morris Minor
60 Chev Corvair (loved it)
64 Pontiac Bonneville
65 VW Beetle (hated it)
68 Pontiac Grand Prix
73 Toyota Corolla
74 Dodge D10 PU
80 Olds Cutlass
83 Dodge PU
89 Ford Taurus (Lemon)
93 Ford F150 (great truck and still have it, very reliable)
96 Ford Contour (tree fell on it)
96 Ford Explorer (great car)
05 Prius (great car)
 

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We have:
1999 Ford F-350 Diesel (mine)
2001 Mazda Tribute (wife's)
2005 Prius (mine)

Other Vehicles:
Kubota L3600 Tractor
Honda Rancher ATV
2005 4Star 18' Stock Trailer
2001 Sundowner 3 Horse Living Quarters Trailer
2002 Featherlite 12' Stock Trailer

Dave
 

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2002 Camry XLE Package "B"
 

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Other car

Our "other" car is also a Prius. '04 and '05.

We have one other "vehicle" - a Glasair.
 

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Other Cars:

I am new here - this is my first post!!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Seaside #6. Dealer says probably end of Nov!! Glad I ordered it at the start of Sept - they told me 6 month wait then!! :shock:

Right now driving 97 Ford F-150 Club Cab (3-door) long wheel base 8 ft bed) -gets 14 mpg on a good day!! :roll:

Also have a 89 Mustang 5.0 (enhanced!)GT - we don't mention mileage on this one!! This is my son's car...

SO drives a Saturn SC-1 - about 31 mpg...

Can't wait for my Prius to get here!! I keep looking for them on the road now!! Only seen a few - what a shame!! :?
 

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We are expecting our prius any day (only took a month!!)
Right now we have a 2000 Camry LE (selling) and a 2000 Honda Odessey (love it but gas mileage is :cry: )
 

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Other than our 2005 Prius, we have a 2002 Ford Windstar (minivan). Luckily I have the longer commute so the wife normally gets stuck with the Windstar. However, we like our Windstar since it is economical, reliable, safe, and has room for the kids, 90 pound dog, gear and gets about 22 mpg in town.

Other cars/trucks I have owned:
75 Ford Courier (small pickup)
88 Dodge Raider (Mitsubishi Montero clone)
94 Mazda Navajo (Ford Explorer Sport clone)
01 Ford Escape
04 Prius
 
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