Must Have Accessories For Your New Prius V???

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  1. Motorman2061

    Motorman2061 New Member

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    Now that we have decided that we will be buying a 2012 Prius V (Level 5) there is a thought that we may need a few accessories with the package.

    What are your thoughts on what you had to have with you purchase of your new baby?
    The only thing I can think of at this time is quality floor mats. (boring but useful).

    Your thoughts please????

    Thanks..........
     
  2. inventor00

    inventor00 Orange County Prius Club

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    Rear bumper applique or the black plastic bumper guard. I like the Side Moldings that PriusChat sells- to protect from the SUV parkers who always ding my doors.
    In So Cal, we need tinted windows to keep the sun out but in Illinois?
     
  3. Keiichi

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    I think in the case for Illinois, he may want to consider an engine block heater... Although while it may not get nearly as cold as in Canada, it might help overcome some of the winter MPG slumps he will encounter during winter that some get.

    I would definitely recommend the floormats, but as for other accessories, I do not believe there is much you might want in the northern states. You can opt for tinting for privacy purposes, not just to reduce heat on the interior on the hot days when that happens.

    There is a cargo net as another option if you know that you will be putting in small groceries that you might not want sliding around. Take a look also at cactus hybrid's thread on accessory junkie. He has put in some accessories he likes but it may or may not be some things you will want.

    For myself, I only went with the floormats, tinting and had lojack installed on my car.
     
  4. Wanderer

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    All weather mats, all weather cargo liner, the cargo net is nice but the dealer should throw that in ($35) brighter interior lights is on my radar, pet hammock if you have a dog, bumper appliqué or plastic protector, mud flaps are what I have done or plan to so far. Considering an arm rest cover as well. W
     
  5. Osteoblast

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    1) 3m clearbra, as paint is kind of soft.
    2) Chrome rims (AMAZING the change in look with just this).
    3) Rear bumper guard.
    4) LED interior lights (I just installed and the difference is night and day).
    5) Lift kit/mud tires
     
  6. Wanderer

    Wanderer Hybrid neophyte

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    I was with you until number 5. Mud tires and a lift? You're taking me back to my Jeep days. W
     
  7. TruSound

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  8. Osteoblast

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    Totally agree with the horn, as the stock one is really embarassing.....replaced it within an hour of hearing it. Is it just me or does it sound like what you would hear if you squeezed a clowns nose?
     
  9. Wanderer

    Wanderer Hybrid neophyte

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    Could be...I always think of the old Road Runner cartoons. It is quite anemic and needs some help for sure. That hasn't changed from the early 90s. W
     
  10. Cactus Hybrid

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