Is it normal i want a 1997 toyota prius hybrid

Asian cars are built to last so it wouldn’t be very out of place for the 21st. After all it is a hybrid, plus it was the first with built-in navigation.

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  • Prius drivers are the scourge of the highways. None of them pay attention.

    Don't become one of those people.

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    • And somehow they always hog the left lane... They rarely drive over 100kmh... And even if you flash your brights at them, they still refuse to move. You gotta sit and wait, until there is nothing in the right lane, before they can move.

      Only way to deal with them is floor it, overtake them and the thing they are overtaking from the emergency lane, while laying on the horn.

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      • When you do get in the right lane and attempt to overtake them they speed up.

        It's best just to pit stop maneuver them and skid them out of the way 😂

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        • I highly doubt a Prius can speed up faster than me... XD
          As for pitting, do you know how much Mercedes bumpers cost, the paint alone is a few hundred bucks...

          Then again, you do own a pickup truck... Have fun, maybe invent Prius putting... A new sport, where you run Priuses/ Priiii of the road for points and then get a 1000$ amazon gift card as a reward.

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  • megadriver?

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    • for car people thats the equivalent of goin gay

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    • Don't worry, I'm here now with a ton of replies, telling people how terrible the Prius actually is.
      And for carguys like me the Prius is nowhere near as bad as going gay. I believe going gay is bad, but owning a Prius is a lot worse.

      It's like a clusterfuck of cancer, modern feminism and diarrhea...

      It's the car you buy when you've given up on life.

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      • its the equivalent of goin gay in russia in 1974 then

        also a 97 prius prolly has a loada tired batteries what wont hold a charge and wont hybrid properly so its totally useless anyhow

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        • Not to mention all the fault codes it's gonna vomit everytime you turn it on and lower the already pitiful performance this car had... 0-100 in 14 seconds. Even in the 90s, that was slow.

          A 72hp box with 115Nm... That's probably how much power the starter in my E420 Mercedes makes XD

          Feels good to have almost 10 times the torque and almost 6 times the power of a Prius XD

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          • im enjoyin my new sti these days

            id love to sleeperize it cause its a bit showy for me but its nice to drive a stick shift again

            needs some go faster mods but id rather keep the warranty

            with a seta nokian hakkapeliittas its a fuckin monster in the snow too

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      • Rofl....clusterfuck of cancer, modern feminism, and diarrhea.
        Nailed it!

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      • So you can see how much I understand about cars... hahaha. Basically nothin'. To me "love cars" = "megadriver". And that's as far as I go.

        Since I don't live in the US or Europe I have no idea what having a Prius means and what their owners are like.

        I drive a Honda Fit and that's all there is to that. I have a reliable car that is as small as the maker goes. :D

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        • Hondas are very reliable. Their automatics are a bit weak, especially if you have a heavy right foot, but for the regular driver - it's a good car.

          Also thank you for not buying an enormous SUV, cause it's "safe", even if 90% of cars sold nowadays have 5-star safety ratings... I'm into sporty sedans. Just the right amount of style, power, elegance and aggression, but not as brash and showy as a sports car. Naturally, rear wheel drive, cause my inner 9 year old likes stupid slidey-drift stuff. The adult in me likes it too XD

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          • I do have a very heavy right foot, I always forget to stay within the speed limit. Not so much with the FIT, though. When I had the Vectra, the Civic and the Corolla it was harder to control! You're right, you know your cars! :D

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        • Sounds like a good choice honestly.

          Basically megadriver's dream car is a pink Toyota Prius with headlight lashes. he would name the car "Daisy".
          Of course you can look up pictures of the Prius but they are small, "cute", and the actual dream car for a lot of tough guys who try to be so manly in their American pick-up trucks, Mercedes, Dodge chargers, etc.

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          • To me pink cars are EXCLUSIVE to Mary Kay reps, I can't exactly picture him selling those products to his Russian mechanics... hahaha.

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          • You got me. I'm also gonna get beaded seat covers put a waiving Hello Kitty on the dashboard of my pink Prius. And once I slap that bitch with 20 inch wheels and a fart can, I'll be the coolest mofo around XD

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  • I miss my mom's old GTO!

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  • Get a real car

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  • I love how we are talking about cars and leggs91200 is the only one ranting about penis extensions and waiving dicks around. Either he is considering penis enlargement and wants our support, or he is an exhibitionist...
    Both of those things are equally wrong XD

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  • It is so fun watching these needle dick car guys get all testosterony when the subject of their penis extensions, er, cars comes up.

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  • Shit car

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  • I like old cars too. Toyotas not so much. You're normal though. Get the car that makes you happy, who cares what car magazines say to drain you of your pension money.

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  • Here is a history lesson of futuristic interiors and navigations, but first a rant...

    The first gen Prius was crap when it came out. Now, over 20 years later it's even worse, cause the batteries probably don't hold any charge and replacing them will cost you more than the car itself.

    Not to mention the Prius is slow, boring, ugly, unimaginative, dull and most people bought the beige baby vomit ones.... What does that tell you, if the most popular color of a car was baby vomit...

    Nothing fun, creative, brilliant, or interesting has ever been conceived in a Prius. It's like sexting. Promises something, yet delivers nothing.

    Also, the Prius was NOT the first car with a navigation system, that honor goes to the 1987 Toyota Crown. The first ever car to have a fairly accurate CD-based, color, navigation system.

    Before that car navigation systems did exist... Most high end cars in the 80s had some kind of navigation system, even if it was the prototype model, but it didn't have color and was less than unhelpful. Mercedes had a brilliant system that would tell you where to turn, just as you missed your turn. BMW and Audi were just as inept. Navigation systems in the 80s were rubbish and would often get errors.

    The first ever navigation system ever was invented in the 1930s... And it was the "Avto Iter". A system that used a paper map... You'd load up a map and it would move along as you drove along, giving you your rough position on the map. As you neared the end of the map, you had to put in a new map... It was more like a mechanical finger pointing to where you think you are on the map, but hey... progress...

    Then in 1981 Honda made the first "inertial navigation system" with a built in gyroscope, similar to the systems WW2 fighter pilots used... The "map" was a translucent plastic thing you'd manually feed into the machine and it would move the map accordingly showing you your position. The system only had maps for a small portion of Japan. So if you got one of these outside of Japan, you'd just waste your money, or brag to your friends you were driving in Tokyo, even if you were just outside of New Jersey... Since the system required a manual synchronization.
    The price of one of these things was over 2800$, or about a third of what a new car would cost you... It was a lot more accurate than the "Avto iter"

    Then in 1990 came the first GPS navigation system, no more of the dead-reckoning nonsense, no more shoving maps into your dashboard. The new system was sleek and elegant, it was the future! And the first car that had this new marvel of technology was the Mazda Cosmo Eunos...

    A car that looks funky and cool even today. Same as the Toyota Crown, where Knight Rider meets family sedan and the offspring actually looks good.

    If you want a cool interior, there are tons of cars with quirky interiors and features you can buy that are a million times better than the Prius.

    The Prius is the hemorrhoid of the highway. Annoying, ugly and difficult to get rid of. Not to mention Prius drivers are 90% more likely to have erection problems, or be impotent, than the rest of us. Don't be part of that crowd...

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  • I don't know how reliable the batteries and motors are for cars over 20 years old, I imagine not very.

    You're likely much better off cost wise getting a pure internal combustion car from that era, or just something newer in the long run.

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  • Are you the person going vegan, too?

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    • I don’t want bc it’s hybrid; I want bc it’s from 1997 but it’s interior looks it’s from 2008.

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      • Is it a nostalgic thing perhaps, maybe 1997 was the year you were born or something else perhaps?
        They are not bad cars.

        Hey look, no matter what kind of car someone brings up, it turns into a weenie-waving contest for the short-dick members around here. Getting them started about cars has roughly the same effect as telling a woman that their man is cheating on them. shit hits the fan.

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      • The Prius's gear stick looks like someone smashed a handbrake into the dashboard. Apart from the screen, everything looks very dated. Toyota had some really shitty plastics back in the 90s...

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  • You like what you like.
    Nothing wrong with that.
    That said, the battery's do have a service life.
    Once they expire, they generally cost more then the car.
    Personally I'd rather find a honda insight, then do an engine swap.
    It's lightweight, aerodynamic, and a sleeper.
    An insight with 400 ponies.
    That would be fun.
    But, that's me.
    If a prius is your thing, go for it.

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