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Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius V, Car Buying, Hatchback, Sedan
#4 of 18 Re: 2012 Prius V - likes/dislikes and cost [jcoop2]
Apr 29, 2012 (7:42 pm)
I love my Prius V three. I bought mine for $25498 which was $2998 less then MSRP. I paid below sticker. Ray, the sales manager is the man! I bought mine at Boch Toyota in Norwood Mass. They will ship and it may be worth it to save on price. I bought the Blizzard Pearl. It is so beautiful. Great on gas. I've owned luxury SUVS' forever but love the Prius V. The interior is so roomy. It's taller then the regular Prius as well as longer. The ride is great. I enjoy it so much, I find myself looking for excuses to get behind the wheel and go. Buy one, you won't be disappointed. So much fun to drive. I love the door handle feature that allows you to lock the door and unlock by touching the handle. Entunes is a great system as well.... Just love it...
#5 of 18 Lane Departure Warning Not Available
May 16, 2012 (6:22 pm)
Wanted the lane departure warning feature. Toyota calls it Lane Keep Assist. This is a part of the Technology Package on the standard Prius. But it is not a part of the Technology Package on the Prius V. I already own a standard Prius with this feature. I was looking at the Prius V to replace our mini-van. Now I'm waiting for the Ford C-Max.
#6 of 18 Re: Lane Departure Warning Not Available [dan19]
May 17, 2012 (9:06 am)
If you're looking at the C-Max, from what I've read the space behind the back seats in the C-Max is about 50% smaller than the Prius V. The C-Max has only a few CuFt more cargo space than the regular Prius.
#7 of 18 Imani1
May 17, 2012 (9:35 pm)
I'm not sure if I'm out here alone with this problem, but I just bought a 2010 Prius and the brakes are slipping when it hits a bump. When I went to the dealer, Bayridge Toyota, Brooklyn, they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about and tried to charge me 189.00 to look at the car. I asked them if they had a specialist to take care of this known problem (It was in all the papers in 2011) and they said they had never heard of it.???? Now, the whole world had heard of it, but my misfortune was to buy a floor model for a 2010 in 2011 and I trusted the dealers at Plaza Toyota.
This brake problem is very scary and I wonder why more people aren't complaining. Please write me if you have this problem. There is a class action suit against Toyota for it and I'm doing all I can to get them fixed. I only found all this out after researching the issue. All the joy has gone out of my new car buy. Great Mileage or not bad brakes are a hazard and no fun at all.
#8 of 18 Re: Imani1 [imani2]
May 18, 2012 (3:29 am)
On my Honda Fit the antilock brakes start activating sometimes if I'm braking on bumpy roads...maybe the bumps provide the same trigger as slippage?
#9 of 18 Dislikes - 2011 Prius II
May 18, 2012 (6:49 am)
1. The interior of the shifter knob is NOT lighted. There's an LED light that shines on it, but I think that's more of an afterthought.
2. The lighter is too low, below the console with the shifter.
3. It would be nice if you could set the car to default to EV mode, and have it resume once you restart the car from a stop. Once you reach the max speed, it turns off. Once you are at a stop, you have to hit the button again to get back into EV mode. That manual stuff is a bit annoying.
4. Interior is a combination of tan and light grey. Keep it one color.
5. Huge blindspots in the rear corners
6. Rear wiper is a bit useless. Would like greater coverage.
7. Steering wheel has limited upward adjustment
8. Going uphill from a standing start. (ha ha)
#10 of 18 Re: Imani1 [imani2]
May 19, 2012 (7:33 am)
"..when it hits a bump.."
Nature of the BEAST, FWD hybrid vehicles.....
During the use of light to moderate braking only regenerative braking is used. Since ONLY the front wheels are doing the braking, a slight, momentary, loss of braking traction on the front wheels of a FWD vehicle raises the potential for a loss of direction control substantially so those events must be addressed quickly and firmly.
Just think of it as an automatic switch, insofar as braking is concerned, from FWD to "AWD". With that "bump" the rear (and front) hydraulic brakes are "instantly" brought "on line". Since regenerative braking has no "Anti-lock" mode, and is most definitely front "biased", it is also instantly disabled.
This latter effect is why you feel a momentary forward "lurch", it is due to the time it takes to bring up the hydraulic braking pressure once the regenerative braking results in impending wheel-lock/skidding.
#11 of 18 Re: 2012 Prius V - likes/dislikes and cost [bobw3]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:16 am)
bob3 I dissagree, the prius V has more leg room and more head, hip, and shoulder room. It is easier to get in and out of for a big man like me.
it also has a longer wheel base and rides smoother, it would be worth the extra money to me. I am trying to trade with Scott Crump Toyota here in Jasper, Alabama. They will not budge off the MSRP and want me to give them my 2007 Honda CRV. I am paying cash, no financing. But the salesman pissed me off by saying, "your asking us to take a 4000 dollar loss". I replied, " no I am asking you to sell me the Prius V 5 for 30k and give me 15k for my CRV, it is the most popular small SUV in the country." His response was as snippy, "Oh I highly dout that!". I told him to go get my keys and I left. Now they have a saleswoman calling and emailing me and I have not responded to her emails, and nicley tell her I will have to call her back... I am trying to play hard to get, I will see if that helps.... wish me luck because I really love that Prius V 5!!!!!!!!!!
#12 of 18 Re: 2012 Prius V - likes/dislikes and cost [jenm1231]
Jun 08, 2012 (7:27 am)
Did you drive the 5? I am wondering the differences b/t the 3 and 5 because they are asking if I would deal on the 3, but these morons will not come off the MSRP. I think I would do better with a dealership that has one on the lot?
#13 of 18 Re: 2012 Prius V - likes/dislikes and cost [campyman1]
Jun 18, 2012 (1:25 pm)
I'm not a "big guy" so maybe that's why I didn't notice the difference much. And I don't know what you mileage/condition are on your '07 CRV, but the Edmunds retail for an '07 CRV with 60,000 miles is $13,800 and trade-in $11,800. With the Prius V being a new vehicle and gas prices high, there's not much reason for the dealer to go much below MSRP nor much incentive to pay more than trade-in value for your CRV. But good luck anyway.