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    San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

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    Every once in a while, I would say once every couple of weeks, I spot an E500E rolling around these roads in the wild. Yesterday at around 6pm on Post St in Japan town, I saw a beautiful smoke silver example, clearly well taken care of, with some beautiful looking aftermarket wheels (they had quite a lip to them as well) with some very aggressive looking tread pattern on the tires .... meaning not much in the way of longitudinal grooves for evacuating water. The license plate started with a “4,” indicating that it has been in CA for at least 15 years or so. Anyone familiar with this one?
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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    I just happen to be here for the weekend and now I’ll be scanning the streets for this!

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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Most of my E500E sightings have been on the east-west thoroughfares — and most of the time I see examples with OE wheels and/or examples that are kept in middling condition. This one was unusual.
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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Jlaa rolls incognito in a Pree-us on the mean streets of San Francisco.


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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    Jlaa rolls incognito in a Pree-us on the mean streets of San Francisco.

    usually when other drivers of E500Es in SF see me in a 140K mi beat-to-sh*t was-white-but-now-dirt-colored Prius eyeing their car like a salivating teenager, they most assuredly do not think to themselves, “Oh, fellow enthusiast! I must stop and converse with this fascinating gentleman!” More likely they are thinking, “What’s wrong with this lunatic Uber driver.....run away!!!”
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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    My god are there a lot of Prius driving Uber cars in this town. They seem to stop and hold up traffic wherever they like...it’s hazardous! You don’t see that so much in Seattle.

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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Uber and Lyft both are a hideous pox on society. Unregulated infinite supply of amateur drivers infest this city - blocking traffic at will... blocking lanes, making turns from wrong lanes, totally screwing up traffic. I wish these companies an early death.

    The corporate bond bubble cannot seem to crash soon enough. Rising interest rates and decreasing corp earnings from the trade war will burst the corp bond bubble in the next 6-24 months. This will hit PE firms hard, and then finally hopefully these private zombie companies like Uber will find that they do not have unlimited cash, and cannot continue to attract a never ending supply of amateur drivers by subsidizing fare costs. And then normal people will have their streets back

    I was just in Seattle. Uber Lyft is not the cancer up there as it is here. Pray.
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    San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Someone ought to put Uber and Lyft cling stickers on jlaa’s Pree-us in the middle of the night....




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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Would You believe that strangers have already tried to open my doors, thinking that I in my Prius am their stupid Uber?
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    Re: San Francisco - 92 or 93 pre facelift - smoke silver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jlaa View Post
    Would You believe that strangers have already tried to open my doors, thinking that I in my Prius am their stupid Uber?
    That's about a half step away from an attempted car jacking.

    Around here, that could result in a seriously bad outcome for somebody.
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