I don’t know why people do that, but it seems like lately there are more and more vandalism acts on Priuses. For example, as Edmunds.com writes, a woman’s Prius has been hit several times with a hammer. Stone age-like acts, really…
I understand that Top Gear’s “demo” on assaulting a 2001 Prius with an automatic rifle was a little bit more out of sense, but they had probably bought the car prior to destroying it…
Another Prius has been set on fire by vandals, while the owner was watching it burning in front of his house.
There are several anti-Prius movements, and even web sites of those, who seem to hate Prius drivers for not being like them. Is it some kind of revenge against the environmentalist movement? Is a man owning a Prius guilty of wearing an image of something so annoying? Are we, environmentalists, so annoying, after all?
If it wasn’t for the Prius, it would have been other hybrid car hitting the front lines, but I realize after all that it’s not the car’s fault, nor the drivers’. It’s natural for this to happen, like it did to the first Christians in the first centuries.
It’s just that nowadays we don’t have much time and money to turn to ash and then resurrect from it. We’d better try not to buy and use so much stuff and gasoline. That way people could help themselves, and their pockets, if they don’t care so much about the environment after all.
Why doesn’t this sort of things happen to Hummers, for instance?