Last post on May 08, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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Toyota Prius, Exterior, Hatchback, Sedan
Jun 26, 2009 (6:53 pm)
I really can't say I've had issues (2004) but I would say the paint is average compared to other cars. I've had Mercedes and Audi too and they all get minor chips on the front due to their aerodynamic shape. They sell this smoked acrylic bra for the Prius and it really works great. It is less than $100 and you can buy it online. It solved the problem of paint chips on the front of the hood. Otherwise, the paint is holding up well.
#30 of 38 prius paint stains
Jul 29, 2009 (6:11 am)
In June we bought a 2010 Prius, that dark "cobalt" blue....gorgeous color. There have been appearing small "amoeba"-like etchings in the paint....looks like water stains; can be felt with a fingernail. Have there been any problems with that color...or with staining or etching of other colors of the Prius...?? This is our third Prius......2005, 2008, 2010.......Thanx......thrius.
#31 of 38 Re: prius paint stains [thrius]
Aug 05, 2009 (5:01 am)
#32 of 38 Re: prius paint stains [thrius]
Aug 05, 2009 (9:46 pm)
Do you wash the car yourself? If so, be sure to wipe it down with a chamois or microfiber towel (while the car is still wet), afterwards. Where I live, we have well water and if I don't hand dry the car, mineral spots will be left behind, and they are really unsightly.
#33 of 38 Re: Paint Issues?? [jpeters1970]
Aug 05, 2009 (9:49 pm)
I'm sure they work well. Only problem is, is that they create turbulence and can cause somewhat lower gas mileage - on any vehicle. Same for roof racks, etc.
#34 of 38 2010 Cobalt Blue Prius-poor paint
Oct 03, 2010 (6:45 am)
We bought a Prius September 2009. This car has MANY scratches in the paint all over the car.There are scratches/nicks in the hood that go down to the metal. I have driven for 20+ years and have NEVER had so much damage show up in a car that is only a year old. I will never buy a Toyota car again.
I really feel Toyota has chosen to go cheap with painting their cars.A relative has a 1999 Toyota Corolla that looks BETTER than my 2010.Toyota shrugs and blames me for the paint damage.
#35 of 38 Re: 2010 Cobalt Blue Prius-poor paint [mattemma06]
Oct 03, 2010 (7:52 am)
I have a 2007 Prius with 53,000 miles on it and the paint is perfect.I agree with your relative.Scratches don't don't just magically appear,even with cheaper paint.
#37 of 38 Re: 2010 Cobalt Blue Prius-poor paint [mattemma06]
Jan 19, 2011 (5:36 pm)
FWIW My 2004 Silver Prius with 81,000 miles on it still looks like new. Always garaged. Never been through a car wash with brushes. I can count the rock chips on one hand.
Of course I live in the south. No road salt. Little snow. I still can't believe the car is 8 years old. The headlights were yellowing. Thirty minutes with a 3M restore kit and they look nearly...though not totally...new.
#38 of 38 Re: 2010 Cobalt Blue Prius-poor paint [stillageek]
May 08, 2012 (1:37 pm)
I bought this on bay Ridge toyota in brooklyn After only 750 miles first month the car wax was gone the front especially the most of the car looks like it has been through a battle. The paint scratches so easily and i paid more than $37,000 and the manager said this not a paint problem is scratch by hand but ever two week i wash the car i will see new more scratch on my car and the scratch don't look like scratch by hand now i already bought this car for about 4 month the scratch has post on both side on top from front to back to spoiler from now may-8-2012 i still saw new scratch.