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In Defense of the Tactical Prius

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Pops1911, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    OK everyone just for the record. I will admit that one of my current vehicles is a Prius [gasp!]. However it is a "tactical" Prius. Whazzat you ask? It is a nondescript way of travelling around the big city and drawing no notice at all. Except for the NRA sticker on the back window it is completely stock with a few helpful mods. It's like the best concealed carry practice - unnoticed with no printing. It blends in with everyone else. "They" probably think I am just another quiet retired "anti" guy going to the store. Little do they know [cue fiendish laughter] I'm a life long card carrying red neck pro2A kind of guy. It is my urban camouflage ride. Besides, sometimes I only get 55 mpg. :) I do have to admit, however, that when I occasionally pull up to the Range driving it it does draw stares. But then they see me and say, "Oh, that's only Pops. Its cool."
    A little true humor for a cloudy Saturday. Stay safe ya'll.
     
  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    My Sister in Law once had an old beater Toyota we called it "the Toyota Pious" ... 'Cause every time you rode in it you prayed it got you to where you wanted to go. LOL
    Andy
     
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  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pops1911 , I needed a good laugh! Coffee is just startin to kickin now, so its all good! I love my old beat up "tacticool" Jeep, it to is a hybrid, It burns gas, oil, and rubber, all at the same time!!! LOL Seriously, Most don't ever see it, It dosn't stand out or draw any attention, other then the Prius drivers panicking when they see it coming and are trying to get the hell out of the way in hopes of not being crushed or having loose parts suddenly fall off and take them out!
     
  4. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    My daily driver is a 2012 Prius. Great car, very reliable, 50 MPG all day, plenty of leg and head room for me, more than enough power. Plus the seats fold down in back to make room for all my guns and gear. I also own a '96 F-250 4x4, which hauls firewood and prevents my Man Card from being revoked.
     
  5. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    My 4x has it's intended uses, but, at 50mpg, I would have no problem driving a Prius.
     
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  6. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    I'm sure people think I am lost when I turn up to the range in a Subaru Outback! The Prius would make folks look for a hidden camera.....
     
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  7. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    We get a few looks ourselves.
    Our jeep Cherokee has two bumper stickers : one for the Peace Corp and the other is a Infantry guidon.
    My wife did a stint in the Peace Corp and I served eight years and four combat tours in the Army.
    Yep lots O' head scratching as us ... LOL
    Andy
     
  8. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    HA, I show up and NOBODY Notices! But, I get Valet parking right up front with the high rollers in the caddy's and the Bimmers! 1968_Jeep_Wagoneer_For_Sale_resize.jpg
     
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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Nice jeep!
    Andy
     
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  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andy! I got that right after I came home, it was super cheep and people seem to have forgotten them! I wanna be buried in it when I go! LOL
     
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  11. captqc

    captqc Tigard Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    My daily driver is a 2010 Prius, best MPG was 56, plus you fly under the radar of the loonie lefties!:) I love my little stealth mobile!!!;)
     
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  12. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    99 Expedition. Generic non descript and goes everywhere. I could fit a Prius in the back... 15mpg
     
  13. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I might have bought one if they made them in AWD. Not sure why they don't.
     
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  14. Pops1911

    Pops1911 Cinebar/Issaquah Well-Known Member

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    Ah,it is nice to be among those who understand. LOL

    On a serious note. Just got back from town and our semi-monthly stop at Walleyworld. As always I strolled through sporting goods and stopped and stared at COMPLETELY EMPTY ammo shelves! Nothing at all! Zip! Nada! 2 weeks ago they were all full. Funny to note that there were signs on all the empty cases stating "WalMart customers are limited to 2 boxes of ammo per day". Certainly not an issue today, thought I. Things just keep getting funnier and funnier out there.
     
  15. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW! Look at the members coming out of the Prius "closet". Whoda thunk it!
     
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  16. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Saw a Tesla Model X the other day. Nice, but a little too showy - until they become more popular they are certainly noticeable. Not much ground clearance, but then they are not an off-road vehicle.

    I like my new BMW X1 for a daily driver. It too is not an off-road vehicle - doesn't have as much ground clearance as an SUV, but more than a Prius and I think more than the Tesla. I need AWD for my commuter. I can't get out of my driveway when it snows or there is freezing rain here on the mountain, much less up to the public road (almost put my 2WD bimmer in the ditch this last winter).

    Daily mileage is only ~27MPG including city stop-n-go. Wish it was a diesel instead. But it is adequate and I will only need to commute another 4 years or so and then I retire. Maybe by then e-vehicles will have more range, be faster to recharge (including having the infrastructure) and cost less. Until then, I wouldn't get a purely electric vehicle, it would have to be a hybrid.
     
  17. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you want to get something similar to the Prius, but with AWD, the best option is the Subaru Impreza. The latest models get 37 mpg Highway and 28 mpg City. While not as good as a Prius, those are still very good numbers. And it is available as a nice 5 door hatchback. Plus it is more affordable.

    Subaru Impreza | 2016 Impreza Overview | Official Site (http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/impreza/index.html)
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    It is really quite an awesome vehicle:

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  18. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And if you want something with some decent ground clearance for driving out in the country, the Subaru Crosstrek is just the answer. It is just a little more expensive, and does not get quite as good of mileage as the Impreza. But it can go places that a Prius and Impreza can't.


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  19. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  20. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    When gasoline gets back to $3 or $4 a gallon, they will look far better. :)

    Our current super low gas prices are not going to last much longer.

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