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poprock1 wrote: Re plural of Prius. Could be " prius " ...

The plural of Prius is Prii.

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I agree with this chick. After reading this I don't think it matters what uneducated PRIORA owners think:-
    How very interesting this all is! It's just the sort of in depth debate that I have on a weekly basis with my Year 13 students. Well let's get to the bottom of the linguistic grammatical intricacies.
It all depends on what you want the Latin to mean and depends upon the original use of 'prius' which is actually an adverb and thus indeclinable in a plural form.
     So we need to ask the following:
-are the cars been given a feminine or masculine gender or are they been called 'the first things/those which are ahead of their time' with a neuter gender?
As masculine or feminine, they would have to be called priores as the prior is a 3rd declension adjective; indeed in the masculine plural priores can mean our forefathers which surely would give Toyota cars added gravitas.
As 'the first things' the correct spelling of the 3rd declension in the neuter form, in the nominative of course, would be    priora.
I will definitely be engaging in debate with my students at school about all of this; it will be a most entertaining basis for a symposium or even a series of symposia (note neuter plural 2nd declension noun).
Even though the correctness of Latin is of such importance to me, I think it's great that a Latin word even with not such a correct spelling, has been given to a modern day commodity that the Romans never knew of.
Latin is part of the modern world and the more we can incorporate this amazing language into modern day society and get people appreciating how much Latin we speak through English anyway, the better.
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I think it might be a leg- pull because of the spelling errors.
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Hi :)

Personally, as an owner, and otherwise, I don't give a .....

I'll call them Priuses if I ever have to, but other than that, they're just made-up words. Like the Kuga. Kugger for ever, to me. Like the Klugger. Buger.
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tesla hat-fire-trick


http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-ne ... 2x5wj.html

could be a conspiracy
sounds like this could also blow out to be like the Toyota accelerator sticking debacle

VW also has its share of woes with DSG

and yet I still bought a volt, even after the volt fires
though I'm thinking of getting rid of it if the RCD tripping can't be sorted.

note to self - don't get gen 1 stuff.
one good thing with teslas is that they may be relatively upgradeable.
eg. tesla roadster


perhaps they could release a model called the Tesla Fireball, next James Bond Car
http://nicolaskamp.de/portfolio/james-b ... -fireball/

in Tesla's defence:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/10/03/ ... ader-look/



<added this>
VW also has car fires - "VW has thousands of car fires a year" lol then sounded like "BMW"
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/tesla-ce ... cvdmQ.html

bloomberg article
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-0 ... quiry.html
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At some point reporting Tesla car fires will become so un-newsworthy they can continue on selling cars and the papers will report on psychic donkeys instead. Seems the common theme in all of these fires is - "hitting stuff is bad for your car". Piece of metal from the back of a truck, yeah that'd do it. A kerb followed by some airborne travel and finally a tree - yep, that would likely cause a fire. Running over a fallen tow-hitch - see point one.

A battery so close to the ground is quite different to the layout of an ICE where you might instead damage the wishbone of the suspension or hit the bashplate of the sump. I guess a cow-catcher might work? Image
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yes well I have ripped a whole in the exhaust pipe driving over a cattle grid... probably something you shouldn't try in a EV.
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would Roger Rodas and Paul Walker have survived in a tesla?
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... sche-Crash

or at least not be burnt to death?

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/mov ... 2ykkq.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments ... _accident/

sounds like a Peter Brock incident.
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http://www.firehouse.com/news/11246147/ ... s-in-fires

Tesla to raise speed before the car lowers itself.

"Since the fires, Tesla has raised the speed at which the car automatically lowers itself by an inch for better aerodynamics. The speed went from 50 to 87 mph, so the Model S can still get lower on high-speed German autobahns which mainly are free of debris, Musk said. The higher ground clearance for U.S. freeways makes debris damage less likely, he said. The car's road clearance in normal driving is 6 inches, which is higher than many other automobiles.
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Poor Elon has had to apologize to Tesla drivers in Norway.
See, even a multi-million (or is that billion) dollar company can get it wrong. Chargers are so fickle.
http://www.valuewalk.com/2014/02/tesla- ... in-norway/
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi6y48YoGAo

don't show tesla this ad, might be too close to the bone.
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catching up on Top Gear Season 21.
Porsche GT3 catches on fire.
Richard Hammond had to give it up & drive around in a hire car.

http://money.cnn.com/2014/03/18/autos/p ... e-replace/
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http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/8000 ... in_amplify

catching on fire is nothing new for super cars
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