I bought a hybrid electric Honda Insight when they first came out in 2000. In addition to the amazing dual gas/electric technology, the car has a sleek aerodynamic design, wheel covers over the rear tires, flashy silver paint, and an antennae centered on the roof that give it a futuristic look. I call my car "The FJM". Here is the story of how it was named.
I came out from a lunch shop behind two real hicks. They were local painters wearing splattered overalls who had never even imagined anything like this car could actually exist. The opened the door of the sandwich shop, saw the car in front of them, and stopped dead in their tracks blocking the doorway.
One put his hands on his hips, turned to the other and said, "What the FUCK is that? A fuckin' Jetson Mobile?".
They wanted to see it and they asked the usual questions. "Do you have to plug it in?" (no), "What gas mileage do you get?" (62 mpg), "Doyou like it?" (yes). They were pretty skeptical after it all, but they did name my car for me, so I thank them.
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Date 23/10/19 @ 05.41 can’t sleep.
Great story Stephen. I loved it as I have a 2007 Toyota Prius hybrid and I get the same questions do plug it in? etc.
I live in Brisbane qld and was lucky to get my car and still have it today as I bought it at the auctions as a repairable write off for $1,900.00. Spent $2,000.00 plus rego on it.
It came from the Brisbane Airport corporation as a staff car had 146,000 klms and now has 190,000 klms and I drive it to Wollongong and back every Christmas to see my kids and grandchildren. Cost me $56 to $70 to drive to Sydney and fill up the on to the gong.
My name is Dennis Wood 67 years young 3 kids 7 grand kids 4 great gran kids they breed like rabbits.
If you wish to contact me you can I do not bite 0407210013. Have a great day.