If you had a choice on what car you’ll most likely want to bring you to the doorstep of the Pearly Gates, why not go take the eco-friendly route?

The Japanese – ridiculously awesome trendsetters that they are – have outdone themselves once again. Their latest brainchild is a 2010 Toyota Prius hearse, and by all accounts, it’s going to be making the rounds in funeral homes all over Japan anytime soon.

Now we’re not exactly sure how the Japanese people perform their funeral services over there, but at the very least, you can say that they’re making every effort in providing their dead the chance to ride in the finest of posthumous eco luxury one last time.

Anybody who might want to own their own Prius hearse will have to dole out $80,000, which, by all accounts, does not include a coffin inside. But hey, at least you’re getting your money’s worth with this car. It’s not too often you see people stopping for gas in a hearse, let alone a Toyota Prius hearse. The bewildered looks you’re almost certain to get should be enough reason to grab one of these bad boys.

And if you can’t afford them, you can at least tell your loved ones that when you die, you’d want to make a good impression and score some points with St. Peter by ‘going green’ one last time – even if you won’t live long enough to see it.


Source: Gzmodo

Kirby Garlitos
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  (247) posted on 11.7.2010

The price of gas only indirectly affects it in that it drives demand for fuel efficient cars.

  (1211) posted on 11.7.2010

what’s new? Poor Prius..Toyota made you..smiley

  (570) posted on 02.1.2010

Now I definitely ain’t getting myself a Prius. What a weird way to make the most out of this cars. If they want to make a change, then they should change the taxi and bus all over the world since they are out and running on the daily basis. If they can make em go green, there will be a bigger impact.

  (798) posted on 01.31.2010

oh that’s awful, that was a slap on the face of the prius owners. i see no reason to turn a prius into hearse.

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