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3 Laughable Questions People Ask About Toyota Prius

I love a good joke. As a car guy maybe I think some things are really obvious about cars that are not to others. Here are 3 things I have seen or been asked by people about the Toyota Prius.
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I used to tell my students that the only dumb question is the one that goes unasked. However, I have come to realize a couple of things. Those who are asking questions want to know something despite how ridiculous the issue may seem.

As a car enthusiast, I realize that not everyone has the same knowledge like me. However, this does not make some questions seem utterly ridiculous. Here are three items that are just laughable at best.

What Would Happen If I Switch My Toyota Prius Off While Driving 100 Miles An Hour?
My question to this question is, why would you even want to try this? Here is the thing, first you are planning on driving 100 miles an hour, which is not the safest thing to do. Then you want to kill the power to your metal death trap?

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I am not sure why someone would ask this question, other than maybe they are not exactly happy with their own life or something. Either way, I think this is a pretty darn ridiculous question to ask anyone.

Is A Rear-Wheel-Drive Prius Safer To Drive With Winter Tires?
Okay, if you do not know that Prius is front-wheel drive, I think we need to talk. Prius, up until 2018, has been only front-wheel drive. The 2019 Prius finally came with the option for all-wheel drive. I am not sure how this question came about, but it is pretty funny.

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One more thing, Prius, is safer to drive with winter tires. Any car that has front or rear-wheel drive is more reliable with winter tires. If you have not ever found out about Nokian tires, check out this article here why they are the best option for your Prius.

If I Own A New Toyota Prius How Approximately How Much Money Do I Have In The Bank?
Okay, this question takes the cake. The other two questions I could see how people would not know them, but this is just beyond my realm of comprehension.

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I do not see how driving a Prius and having a certain amount of money in your bank account have any correlation. Maybe I am missing the mark here. I would think a more appropriate question could be how much does a Prius hybrid battery cost? Or what is the most reliable Toyota Prius generation?

At any rate, I would hope these questions made you laugh a little more today. I know they did for me. Be sure to have a happy and safe weekend, whatever you are doing. See you in the next story, Top Three Online Resources To Get Help With Your Toyota Prius

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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter is also an Instructor of Automotive Technology at Columbia Basin College. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting


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