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Toyota Prius, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#304 of 385 windshield glass for my 2008 Touring Prius
May 04, 2008 (5:58 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Touring Prius (PKG 6) and as I was driving from work the other day, a small rock hit my windshield (glass window) and it needs to be replaced. Toyota wants over $1,000.00 to replace it. The guy around the corner will replace it, but it will not be the original for about $285.00. Should I buy the original or settle for the regular glass? I read somewhere that we should stick with the original parts. However, this is a lot of money for a windshield glass window. I am planning to keep this car until it dies on me.
If anyone wants to give me your advice you are more than welcome. And if you had this experience with a new car let me know, too.
Thanks in advance.
#305 of 385 Re: windshield glass for my 2008 Touring Prius [prusa]
May 04, 2008 (7:42 pm)
Tell Toyota to shove it. $300 is about right and it will be the equivalent of what it came with. Make sure the top is tinted if your original was. If you show Toyota the estimate, they will correct their mistake and do it for $400. They probably send it out to be done, sometimes to the same guy.
#306 of 385 Re: windshield glass for my 2008 Touring Prius [stevegold]
May 07, 2008 (4:44 pm)
The total cost was $285.00 including tax. The truth is that it even looks better than the original one. You can't even tell the difference! So.... (silly me) I was going to pay $715.00 for the Toyota sticker that you can't even see and that is at the bottom of the windshield. Well, today... had to place my post decals (to enter the military post) so the Toyota sign was not going to be visible anyway. Thanks for giving me your opinion. Now, I am back to enjoying my Prius. It is people like you that make this forum so important.
#308 of 385 Prius Standard vs. Touring
May 15, 2008 (1:16 pm)
Can someone enlighten me on the differences between the Touring and the Standard (or Base) model? Form what I read online, I beleive the tires and wheels are different and perhaps the suspension - is there any major benefit of this? I live in Dallas (in case it matters for the tires) and am contemplating a buying a 208 Prius once I sort through all the options. Is this worth spending the extra $$ for?
#309 of 385 Re: Prius Standard vs. Touring [mshad]
May 15, 2008 (4:09 pm)
Slightly wider tires and maybe slightly different suspension tuning -- not worth the money in my book. You find all the details on toyota.com.
#310 of 385 Re: How to cancel the Reverse beeping [vmccaul]
May 19, 2008 (6:31 am)
I have an '06 Prius with the reverse beep that in my long driveway is a nuisance. You have removed same on your car.. How to do it, please? I am technology-challenged so nice easy steps would really help.. thanks, brooks
#311 of 385 Re: creature comforts? [02priusdallas]
May 26, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I have the same question--where do you put your trash bag and other items you want to keep within easy reach while driving? Nothing in Toyota accessories offers a solution.
Can anyone suggest a solution for storage near the driver's seat?
Of course, this is a minor gripe--I feel lucky to have found a Prius before gas prices marched toward $4/gallon and new models became scarce.
#312 of 385 application of prius paint sealer and noise reducer
May 30, 2008 (7:53 pm)
I just purchased my Prius, I love the car..but. I was disappointed that the sealent paint protector was something I had to apply myself, is that customary? Also has anyone had the additional spray under the car to limit noise, that also was to be included in the price..how do I tell if it was done?
#313 of 385 Re: Prius rear cargo liner [bubkis]
May 31, 2008 (10:07 am)
We purchased one from Weathertech. It is excellent and requires no "cut to fit." Is a perfect fit and the highest quality.