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#404 of 433 Re: smart key [hihostevo]
May 24, 2010 (2:41 pm)
We must pamper our wives...they expect nothing less. Toyota keeps perfecting the ways to spoil the ladies. Of course we men don't require such things do we guys?
#405 of 433 Re: Prius IV or Prius V... that is the question [hihostevo]
May 24, 2010 (3:06 pm)
I too live in the desert SW and the solar moonroof does a great job of keeping the car many degrees cooler when we're parked out in the sun, One of the reasons we love the car besides its stellar gas mileage is its technology, and the solar moonroof is another neat bit of tech. that doesn't disappoint. The car is a mainly daytime work-horse and thus we didn't need to spend the extra $'s on the LED headlights, etc.. The larger tires/wheels to me mean more expense at the time of their replacement, slightly less gas mileage and a slightly rougher ride. After all, this isn't a sports car.
#406 of 433 Re: Prius IV or Prius V... that is the question [hihostevo]
May 25, 2010 (1:42 pm)
I got the IV 6 months ago and love the car. I love the fact that the car recogizes me when I walk up to it and I never have to take the "key" out of my purse. Even after 6 months, I'm still getting used to the smart key system and have to think about starting the car each time I get into it. Maybe one day it will all become automatic to me but it's taking some time.
The car is awesome, rides like a dream and the gas mileage..... gotta love it! Make sure you get the nav, it makes life easy.
May 25, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Thank you SAS9.......
My wife feels exactly the same way... she has had her package #6 '08 Prius for two years and cannot imagine why all cars do not recognize her when she walks up to any door....
I think we have decided that the Prius IV with the Solar Roof package will give us more functionality than the Prius V which mainly just looks better with the taller wheels and LED headlights.
#408 of 433 Re: IV or V [hihostevo]
May 25, 2010 (3:20 pm)
I live in area where it gets over a hundred in the summer wand I purchased a package three with nav. I came out of a limited sequoia, it had every option available. My point I guess would be what is the main purpose for your purchase.
My wife works for the dealer and she wanted every feature available. I gave it some serious thought and really had to ask myself, what is the main reason for such a drastic change in vehicles.
The answer was not just to be greener, but that was a consideration as well. The main thing for me was to save money on a monthly bases. I wanted the great gas milage as well as a much smaller vehicle price which will obviously lower or car payment.
When she started loading the car up with a bunch of features it seemed to me the whole purpose for the purchase was getting lost in the mix. As I mentioned I live an area that gets rather warm. I didn't enjoy jumping into my sequoia with the leather seats in that kind of heat. I for once got my way and have enjoyed my car immensely. I got the light color exterior as well as interior, and It doesn't warm up anything like my wifes darker prius.
Dont get me wrong creature features are nice but you get bundled up with things you don't want just to get one or two things you do want. I had 22s on my sequoia
So I know about loading up a car with all the things you don't need, guilty here.
They looked cool but made the ride go from luxury to rock like.
My message is Get the car you really want without forgetting about the main reason for the purchase in the first place.
When these things first came out, some dealers were charging thousands over sticker price and they couldn't keep them in stock. Talk about losing perspective for the purchase purpose. You can fill up allot of times for thousands extra these people were paying for the new priuses.
#409 of 433 Re: IV or V [rogue9]
May 25, 2010 (7:20 pm)
Like you being "Green" is a side benefit and not the mail attraction.
My wife is a Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas and as such puts a lot of miles on her car running clients around. Now my wife loves her Honda Pilot because of its flexibility... and even though it is just he two of us now... she uses every configuration of the vehicle on a routine basis (be it grand-kids, lady friends, clients or whatever).
My wife likes the way the H-Camry drives, but made the decision (hers) that she prefers the higher gas mileage of the Prius as well as the increased flexibility with the hatchback and split fold-down rear seat.
The Smart-Key system is like air and water to her now... so that is a given. We did discuss the Prius III, but she wanted the Smart Key system on all doors, not just the drivers door... so that led us to the IV or V.
I like the "looks" of the V, but believe we will go with what "appears" to be greater functionality of the IV with the solar roof package. Do we actually "need" the solar roof... no..., but I do like the factory Nav system in the Prius as it makes excellent use of the built in screen. There are benefits to after-market Navs (like being able to make simple changes while in motion, but at our age there is also something to be said for the larger screen ).
I really appreciate those that have taken the time to share their feelings and comments... this is one of the truly great things about the internet is the ability to share information and experiences with so many people.
Jun 25, 2010 (6:02 pm)
It is now going to be end of this year for 2011. Since it was launched early 2010, that is almost two years for 2010 MY.
I am wondering, with Nissan Leaf and GM Volt coming out, will Toyota add Plug-in to 2011 as a surprise?!
#411 of 433 ECO mode or POWER mode?
Aug 03, 2010 (11:31 am)
I've had my Prius for 10 months and only drive in ECO mode for best gas consumption. Can anyone tell me their experience with gas consumption between the two modes? Does the power mode really give better mileage?
#412 of 433 Something new every day
Sep 24, 2010 (5:55 am)
Have 2500 miles on my 2010 IV and wondered why there was no warning chime if you left your headlights on. Seems there is an auto shut off. Couldn't find a reference to it anywhere. Also figured out that the rear headrests fold forward to facilitate lowering the seatbacks. This a great ride and fun to drive.
#413 of 433 2010 Prius
Sep 24, 2010 (7:20 am)
Hi - yes the headlights will go off automatically. I think it takes about 15 seconds from the time you turn off the car.
If you have navigation, have you figuered out how to eliminate the split screen and only have the map portion show? Thank you!