Cruising at 75 mph on the way home today (man I love spring break, traffic's light) I got passed by two of them. Tailgated by one of them. Nothing piques the kx59 stubborn streak like a tailgater. Tailgater was a young guy, with a girl in the car. The ubiquitous internet word "Really?" came to mind. I don't know, maybe groovy hippie chicks are impressed by a guy driving a Prius ridiculously fast.
Either Prius drivers have something to prove, or figure they get such good gas mileage standing on the throttle ad infinitum doesn't matter.
Hmmm, curious about the specs on this hybrid: curb weight 3980 lbs. Holey crap. That's 1000 lbs. heavier than my tC, and not a heck of a lot lighter than the Astro beater Van.
4 Cylinder 1.8 Liter engine. Horsepower: 134. Torque: 105 foot pounds. (I wonder how long it takes to get up to 80 mph in a Prii...)
Oh. Wait. That explains a lot. Once you get that mass moving, you don't want to lose the momentum. Kinda like driving the Astro Van.
The name, "Prius", is latin for "before"**. Awesome, way to go marketing people. Your car name is a preposition.
**According to Wikipedia. I claim no knowledge of dead languages.