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Monday, May 14, 2012

If you drive a "Prius", Some Believe It can Define who you are

I found this article interesting....posted on "Today's News" by the Idaho Transportation Department. 
"You have a Prius....you probably compost, sort all your recycling, and have a reusable shopping bag for your short drive to Whole Foods.
The Portland Mercury, 2008

Opinion:  The Lewiston Tribune
WASHINGTON D.C. - Prius, which is Latin for "to go before" or "lead the way", is the perfect name for the car whose owners are confident they are leading the way for the benighted. 

The article goes on to review history of the automobile and the connection between cars and the American self-image, from the model T, in 1908 to the Toyota Prius, in 2003.

One thing they forgot to mention, is the snow dweller drivers.  It doesn't matter if I compost, garden or use a reusable shopping bag... I would love to get better gas mileage but, where I live, I have to drive an all wheel vehicle, that is, if I want to make it to work in the winter!

Here is the link to the full story, if you would like to read it.  http://apps.itd.idaho.gov/Apps/MediaManagerMVC/NewsClipping.aspx/Preview/63592

2 comments:

4wd Rental Alice Springs said...

Prius is great car and i totally agree with the statment that it defines you what you are.

Kathy G said...
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