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Time to trade in Prius

Discussion in 'Feedback/Suggestions' started by Danny, May 8, 2015.

  1. Danny

    Danny New Member

    Selling my 2008 prius. Want to get a low EMF producing used convertible. Does anyone have any insight on this? Make/model/year? I can get about 7500 for my car. So, it would be nice to find another at that price. thanks
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  2. CTforlife

    CTforlife New Member

    I work valet for a 4 diamond casino, and all cars are bad. The healthiest transportation is your feet.

    I'm in and out of every car every day all makes and models and they all produce lots of emf, you can't run you must fight.
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  3. Danny

    Danny New Member

    There are some vehicles that generate relatively low amounts of EMFs. My work truck, a 99 f150, only hits up to 4 milligaus at the most. The prius maxes out my analog trifield. 4 diamond casino? Do you valet a lot of high end modern cars? I also work on some old cars… 69 chevy… and it also generates really low amounts of EMFs
  4. av8r

    av8r New Member

    How about an old VW Bug? With the engine far in the rear I think EMF would be very low in the drivers seat.
  5. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    older restored car would be best. If not look into one of the newer convertibles like a solara or sebring. They are cheaper but not 7500. Unless you go used
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  6. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    I like this idea. Maybe indeed something to look into. I got zapped the other day closing the car door after a drive to town. Maybe I should take off my shoes before disembarking. Anyway it really got me thinking.
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  7. Danny

    Danny New Member

    Never thought about that. That was actually my first car. Kind of a death trap though… accident-wise
  8. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Heh. Looks like either way is a death trap. One sooner than the other. :)
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  9. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

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  10. Danny

    Danny New Member

  11. Peertje80

    Peertje80 New Member

    Do you think there would be a difference between automatic transmission cars and manual transmission (stick)? The article doesn't mention it.
    I drive manual now, like most Europeans, but I'm thinking of switching to automatic for my next vehicle.
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  12. JoeBranca

    JoeBranca Silver

    I'm keeping my eye out for a restored or well maintained Mercedes 300TD if the price is right... 81-84.

    for your convertible preference an early 80's 300SL/380SL etc might be a consideration
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  13. Danny

    Danny New Member

    I'm looking for 300 sd or d, pre 86, but I heard they smoke a lot
  14. Da-mo

    Da-mo Gold

    Bit off topic but related - is it worth doing to fit anti-static (earthing) straps to vehicles like they used to a few decades ago?

    I would think yes - since the car is insulated from the earth on rubber tires, its not so much different than flying in a steel tube except for the altitude. Perhaps even having an earthed metal footrest for your non-accelerator foot to ground on might be worth considering.
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  15. Nittygrittydanny

    Nittygrittydanny New Member

    I miss my 79 MGB. I'd like a late 60's early 70's Camero or GTO.
  16. endless

    endless New Member

    I'd like to know about the grounding strap idea too....I get zapped every time I get out of my car.
  17. Greenie

    Greenie New Member

    Which car did you end up choosing, Danny?
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  18. Danny

    Danny New Member

    Actually went with a 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. I'm guessing I spend about 400 hours driving a year. If 3/4 of those hours I was able to have the top down that's 300 hours of extra sunshine. Convertible is the best supplement money can buy. I was toying w/ the idea of getting a vw bus or bug b/c the engine is in the back, but there can be safety issues w/ those in accidents.
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  19. Greenie

    Greenie New Member

    Thank you for the update, Danny. I drive quite a bit more. Out of curiosity, if you had to drive significantly more, would you have gone with the Sebring convertible?

    I am at a point where my 2004 Toyota Corolla is in imminent need of replacement. I have been looking at older diesel Mercedes, though it does not look like a fully convertible model was ever made. Some have a sunroof, which I suppose is better than nothing.
  20. Consider a Jeep Wrangler.
    They are essentially convertibles, but their electronics are kept low-tech for various reasons. NO seat warmers, power seats, power windows - it's basically as low-tech as possible. They hold their value and you can pick one up for 7500 no sweat. It will be an older model, but hey, those are the coolest jeeps anyway.

    Caveat: I haven't tested mine with a gaussmeter. So if you do that, please post your results so I can check them out. I should be getting mine checked in the next few weeks - if I do, I'll post my results here.
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