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    Soylent It's not a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    I have the package 3, and the trunk does not open when I have the fob in my pocket. I have to either touch the driver's door handle or push the unlock button twice on the fob...
    On my Gen II I can just walk up and pop the trunk, which is great when I have my hands full.
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    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator

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    Chazz8 Gadget Lover

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    From this doc about trim levels; http://priuschat.com/attachments/2012-prius-v-product-info-pdf.32333/

    You can read that (trim/build/level) 5 gets the 3 door SKS system (two front doors and rear hatch). On the level 3 build they only put the antenna in the driver side front door to save costs. I have read of a Prius Chat hatchback owner that bought and installed the system on the 2 other doors, but is was not cheap or easy.

    I write too slow to beat Mark to the response.
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    Soylent It's not a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    Thanks. I'm a little disappointed with Toyota. I can't understand why they would install SKS on just one door. The technology is mature and quite common now
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    ftl Explicator

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    The Prius c trims Three and Four (the only ones with SKS) both have the 3-door system.
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    Soylent It's not a station wagon! It's just big boned

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    Considering the v is marketed towards small family or minivan owners, this makes even less sense
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Its called marketing or positioning. They want you to buy the highly optioned five. Just like you don't get leather on a three or even leather on the armrests unless you pay a monstrous extra. Or LED headlights. Or DRLs. Or 14-way power seats unless you go to the Lexus version.

    Sure they can but they want to have a car at every price point that competes well with others at that price point. When others have 'em or when they think they need them to gain an edge or a late in the model life boost to sales they will add them.
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    Chazz8 Gadget Lover

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    The answer to your question is money.

    That statement pretty much works for everything.
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    sURFNmADNESS Prii Family

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    I was a little disappointed with this also. My wife has an 06 Prius which has all 3 doors and is only mid level with fabric seats. As was my 2007 Camry Hybrid I traded in for this v. The v has the same wheel base though, 3x the trunk room with 10+ better mpg than the TCH. Guess I can do with out 3 door access, or even passing my foot back and forth under the rear bumper.... ;)
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    Sadly, you don't get DRLs with the v Five... Despite what the marketing materials and owners manual state.
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    Yeah, I know they want you to upgrade, but some people like cloth seats.

    I am disappointed to not have this feature in my Prius v 3 model. Especially since the considerably lesser priced Prius c has it in its 3 model.

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