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#414 of 433 Re: 2010 Prius [sas9]
Sep 24, 2010 (8:34 am)
No nav -- only option was the mat kit which is very nice.
#415 of 433 Re: 2010 Prius [sas9]
Sep 24, 2010 (8:49 am)
Have you tried touching one side or the other to see if that screen becomes the full screen? I have seen that on other cars with nav.
#416 of 433 Re: Something new every day [jayrider]
Sep 27, 2010 (11:15 am)
I rented a 2010 out of Denver this last week and I discovered that if you push the lock button on the key twice, it will shut off the lights immediatly. I wish my 2008 had the delay option for the lights to stay on as they shut off as soon as I open the drivers door. The delayed headlights are a nice feature to have when parking at night and you have to walk to the house. That way your aren't in the dark when you unlock the house door.
#417 of 433 Re: Something new every day [sthoge]
Sep 27, 2010 (2:04 pm)
Thanks sthoge, didn't know that either.
#418 of 433 Navigation or no navigation.
Nov 29, 2010 (6:15 pm)
I am shopping for a 2010 Prius IV. And I'm considering the factory installed Navigation, only because I want the rear view camera. If I don't get the Navigation system, the dealer has also offered to install an aftermarket rear view mirror which will include a camera, a homelink and compass. Any thoughts on putting these kinds of aftermarket options on the Prius? Any recommended brands? In addition to the camera it must include a homelink. Thanks ahead of time for any opinions.
#419 of 433 Re: Navigation or no navigation. [rebd]
Nov 29, 2010 (7:12 pm)
It sounds like a plan,but your rear view picture will be quite small.I have the factory rear view camera on my Prius,but I don't use it at all.I would rather turn my head around and use the mirrors.
#420 of 433 Re: Navigation or no navigation. [rebd]
Nov 30, 2010 (3:48 am)
I test drove a Equinox with the camera in the mirror and found the camera was like the outside passenger mirror giving you the look that what ever was behind you was way behind you when in fact it was very near. If theirs is that way, don't waste your money as it sure won't help in backing up.
#421 of 433 Re: Navigation or no navigation. [mickeyrom]
Nov 30, 2010 (4:17 am)
Thanks everyone for the quick responses.
Mickey, Yes, I have the factory camera on my 2006 prius, so I've gotten used to having one.
Dmathews- I agree. Even the camera image on the regular size monitor seems farther away than it really is, so I'm already used to that. I back out of a 53 foot long driveway everyday and any image (near or far) would be helpful for me to see what's directly behind me.
I guess my main concern is if putting aftermarket stuff on the Prius (like this) could cause some kind of electrical problems.... So that's my only hesitation.
#422 of 433 Re: Navigation or no navigation. [rebd]
Nov 30, 2010 (7:20 am)
My IV already has homelink -- bet yours will too. Go to priuschat and read about folks who are unhappy with the factory nav. If you really need the back-up camera you have fewer options. There are othe cameras avalable with bigger screens that mount on the dash.
#423 of 433 Re: Navigation or no navigation. [rebd]
Nov 30, 2010 (8:53 am)
My wife has a Fusion Hybrid with Nav built into dash on about 7" screen. It is great with actual camera image like it should be not convex like right mirror. It even has the lines in differt colors so you know how far away you are. When it gets to the red line you are about one foot from the object. Great system.