I really was joking with tongue and cheek, not at all serious. Though funny you should mention the Red spots, places that are pretty but off my list of likely settlement. That being said I imagine CA is pretty but can't imagine the costs to live there with all the red tape. I had a hard time dealing with vehicle inspections when I was in Maine.Ahh, by way of Upstate NY (red area), NV (confused as all hell area) and Montana (red) and now I'm in far Northeastern CA which is very red.
But damnit, if I could afford a 2nd vehicle I would consider a Prius, I could love the mpg lol... You also see them cruising around in fairly nasty conditions in MT
I think the Prius is a cool car, but many of the early adopters at least here in Maine were self-important folks who gave the car a bad name. Could say the same thing about Mini-Coopers and I had a purple one, an S with a 1" lift, oversized tires and aluminum skidplate. That was a cool car.