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Posts Made By: Tony Aguire

March 2, 2019 06:55 AM Forum: Politics

Here's Your Man, Tony

Posted By Tony Aguire

Bernie 2020. Already donated, already got the bumper stickers on my electric car and my hybrid. However, I will vote for the most electable to get the current crook in chief out.

March 3, 2019 02:57 PM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

Taking delivery

Posted By Tony Aguire

Of my Model S, White, 21"wheels, AWD. 0-60 in under 2.6 seconds....

March 4, 2019 08:48 AM Forum: Bad to the Bone Autos

It's Electric...

Posted By Tony Aguire

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Facts sure are a funny thing.  In fact I rented a Prius for 2 weeks in 2015 when I was in Florida.  I calculated the gas mileage to be between 60-65 MPG, very impressive, but nowhere near the 200 MPG you are claiming.

The problem with the Prius and other electric cars is for 1, the battery consumption.  Replace those batteries and see how cost effective it is.  Those batteries have a life, which maybe you haven't considered, and if it costs $5,000 to replace the batteries after a certain number of years, that needs to be factored into the cost savings, or cost drain, however one looks at it.

Also, the cost to build that Prius is MUCH higher than almost if not all other ICE vehicles. 

Here's a report on it from WIRED mag: 

Here is more:

Here is another report that shoots down your claim of 200MPG.  And I'm sure you'll want to say it is full of crap, however it comes from the Liberal Environmental Protection Agency:

From that article above:

Although the cost of the car was and still is inexpensive, the other two claims, fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness, can’t quite stand up to scrutiny. Let’s start with fuel economy. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the Prius achieves a combined efficiency of 46 miles to the gallon, averaging 48 in the city and 45 on the highway.

Hmm.. so much for 200MPG eh?  

And one other thing to consider, in electric mode it achieves a whopping 80 HP.  

When combined with the ICE, the HP jumps to 137.  

The article points that out, and once you start laboring that engine, putting a load on it, you can't survive on Electric Power alone.  

That was my experience when I drove it for the 2 weeks back in 2015.  

I thought it was a neat car, but it certainly isn't the Panacea for all the concerns about the HORRIBLE Carbon Footprint, which really isn't horrible at all.  wink

P.S.   More from the equinox article:

The issue is, a car weighing that much ends up using more fuel to stay at highway speeds because of its lack of power. The problem increases when you drive even more quickly. The British television show, Top Gear, conducted an experiment involving a Toyota Prius and a 414 horsepower BMW M3. The Toyota was tasked with driving as quickly as possible around a race track for ten laps, while all the BMW had to do was keep up.

When the ten laps were up, the Prius managed 17.2 mpg while the BMW averaged 19.4 mpg. It’s odd then for any car sold based on efficiency, when that efficiency depends on the driver. To quote Top Gear further, “It’s not what you drive that matters, it’s how you drive it.” The second assumption made about the Prius is that, because it’s a hybrid, it will be environmentally friendly. This simply is not the case. The manufacturing process for the Prius (and all other hybrids) is extensive and complicated...
Oh my are you silly. That is my Leaf in the picture, which is fully electric and can get 200mpge. I typically get 48 mpg in my Prius, but it has a couple mods that reduced it's efficiency slightly. 1500 watt stereo, high performance tires, sway bar in the rear and a thicker one in the front, strut tower brace, mid chassis brace...  List goes on,  but it's basically a Japan spec roadcourse build. 

But the Tesla, lol. It makes your eyes hurt with acceleration, lol.

March 4, 2019 09:07 AM Forum: Global Warming - REAL or NOT

Taking delivery

Posted By Tony Aguire

Originally Posted by Darian Rachal

Sounds like a very nice vehicle. Do you still get some type of tax deduction for that? If you don't mind me asking, what does a vehicle like that run?smile
Thank you. 3,750 tax credit, just over 116k after taxes and fees. I did not opt for autonomous driving tech, so that saved a couple bucks. Long term though, while it seems expensive, the cost is dirt cheap in terms of maintenance. Later this spring we are hopefully finally getting solar installed, that's going to make this practically free to operate outside of tires, air cabin filters and brakes..

March 25, 2019 01:39 AM Forum: Politics

No surprises here

Posted By Tony Aguire

I've suspected this all along, now there is scientific proof Trump supporters essentially use him to compensate for their own weakness

March 25, 2019 11:41 AM Forum: Politics

No surprises here

Posted By Tony Aguire

Don't let your Viagra prescription lapse, snowflakes. 

March 27, 2019 12:01 AM Forum: Politics

No surprises here

Posted By Tony Aguire

Originally Posted by Mel Maki


The press has not been covering the Trump policies that you and at least half of the voters believe is damaging the US because they spend their time with this RUSSIAN BS! I am sure most Americans admit Trump is corrupt. Most voted for Trump because it was HIM OR HER! So far there is no proof that Russia did more than make some feeble attempts to *damage the very essence of our democracy*  A drop in the bucket compared to our involvement in elections. And an intelligence agency saying so after the WMD debacle is not enough. It is a real eye opener that Brennen and Clapper got to the top of any agency. Brennen said feeble minded stuff as recently as a couple of weeks ago.

MSNBC will be slow to reign in Maddow because she makes 10 million a year. But there is a video showing in rapid fire the news people saying breathlessly, today is the start of the end for Trump, this is the bombshell that ends the Trump presidency, etc. Hundreds of similar announcements by familiar news people everyday as the date scrolls by. With intent, they completely mislead their viewers with these headline stories. For years. The networks are not embarrassed. The viewers should be mad.
I am betting your wife loves getting grabbed on the pussy by the person you adore so much...

 so much.

March 27, 2019 02:41 AM Forum: Politics

What's The GOP Afraid Of?

Posted By Tony Aguire

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Who cares what Bernie Sanders thinks?  

There is this thing called the Constitution.

Maybe you've never read it, because you and the left seem not to know how it works,

The sad thing is that your leftist pundits don't seem to have learned a thing.

If it doesn't go the way they want it, to hell with everything, they will continue on until they get their way.  

Of course when did the rule of law and the presumption of innocence ever mean anything to your side of the aisle?  

They've always operated with no care in the world about the law, because they've been covered by their cronies in the offices of record.  

Loretta Lynch and James Comey knew they couldn't follow the law in charging Hilary Clinton because then they would be sure of losing the election they so desperately wanted to win.

My hope is that Comey undergoes the most invasive rectal exam that is ever performed on a crooked public servant like him.

He deserves nothing less.  
What is up with your hang up on ass? Are you gay? It's perfectly okay if you are, but I think you should roll it back a little bit to make it consensual.

March 27, 2019 04:53 AM Forum: Politics

No surprises here

Posted By Tony Aguire

Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer

Were you in developmental classes in school or are you really under 16? Damn.....
Hey, dipshit. I am  not the one who voted for the person that brags about such things. The so called leader of the free world is the person you champion as a pussy grabber. You like invading people's privacy? Come try and get my crotch, I am a gun carrying liberal that would love to put some grams of lead in a rapist forehead.