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The master teaches....

We used to have a Prius...

Got a 2005 Prius about 3 years ago. Loved it.

Two months ago while sitting at the end of a line of cars stopped at a red light in a residential neighborhood, my wife got rear-ended by kid going at highway speeds.

Note.. "Loved it"

Settling on a total loss of a Prius was nearly impossible. Our insurance refused to believe that the value of a 3-4 year old car could possibly appreciate rather than depreciate. We turned to the at fault's insurance. Even they lowballed their first offer, basing it on KBB values from cars in January (8 months ago). (About 60% street)

After finding a car on a local Toyota lot that was not only the same year, but also the same colour with the same milage.... they really couldn't tell us that a prius was worth what they'd offered.

So tonight... I'm back on Prius chat. And after 2 months of rental hell with 23 MPG driving. My wife and I are back in practically the same car we lost in June.

We bumped up one model... so we now have nav and bluetooth. So 2 months.. and we basically got a refinance and a recently cleaned and upgraded car.

Now, the only thing missing is the tabs for the old plates and...

Oh, yes...

It's missing a Pittsburgh Steelers' bumper sticker :)

Pictures of ours forthcoming.

We love our Prius (es... er.. ii)

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We ended up with a Civic Hybrid due to some dickery with the Toyota dealership when we were looking to buy our Prius. With the Civic, we get about 43-47 MPG and OMG we love our car! Our fuel bill went from $400/month to about $150 with trips all over the state. LOVE!

I'm glad to hear your car situation worked out and GO STEEL TOWN!

Maybe it's the Steelers bumper sticker. You had one on the last car that got totalled, right?

I also had one on the two cars previous to those.

By that argument.. the only thing the totaled cars had in common was that I lived in Washington.

Hmmmn. ;)

Sweet! Glad something decent came outta that whole shebang!

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