It’s not white… it’s pearl!

July 22, 2014

Eco-Freaky, Gadget, Lloyd, Nerd

14 years of waiting is finally over. I bought a used Prius yesterday. I also bought Lauren a tablecloth. 13 years ago I was deciding between buying a $24,000 Prius and a $14,000 Civic. The Honda won and has served in good stead for well over a decade. We purchased it the weekend after 9/11 because otherwise the terrorists would have won.

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I only have one, well, make that two regrets. The first is that I didn’t make it to 300,000 miles. How many times in your life are you going to have a chance to put all 300,000 miles on a vehicle? The second is that we just sunk a fair amount of money into the Honda. Oh well. Anyone want a 13 year old vehicle with 296,000 miles on it?

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I’m not exactly sure what is going on in this picture.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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14 Responses to “It’s not white… it’s pearl!”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    I am just thrilled that you bought a tiny camper for me. Thanks, Lloyd! Happy Prius Day to you! God bless us, every one!

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  2. Deborah Said on:

    Congratulations!

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  3. Brad Said on:

    Woo hoo! That was a dream a long time in the making. Congratulations!

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  4. Jill Said on:

    Seeing Lloyd with his iCar makes me happy. 🙂

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  5. CousinSam Said on:

    Lloyd was so excited he didn’t even mention the haircut I got.

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  6. CousinSam Said on:

    Thanks for not posting the Lloyd in speedo across the hood photo.

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  7. Peggy Said on:

    CONGRATULATIONS!! May you have many miles of happiness!!!

    And it warms my heart so to see people’s dreams come to fruition.

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  8. Mom Said on:

    Congrats. Wishing you 300,000 on this one to.

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  9. CousinSam Said on:

    Wishing you 299,999 miles hehehehe

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  10. Curt Said on:

    Congratulations Lloyd!! That’s awesome! I will need specs at some point. Maybe at our next BMN.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      2011 Prius II with 42,000 miles on it. “Certified Used” which means it comes with a 12 Month 12,000 mile bumper to bumper warrantee from Toyota. They were asking $18,750, and we signed at $16,400. I didn’t trade in the Civic. I think it will be worth more to someone else that it was worth to them.

      I was actually looking at cars in the $13,000 price range, but they are all over 100,000 miles.

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  11. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Surely you could put 4,000 miles on the Civic by the end of the year?

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