2006 iTech, let the mods / upgrading commence

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by Jason in OZ, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. lopezjm2001

    lopezjm2001 Test guinea pig #9

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    Hi Jason,

    What do you reckon. 403km range. Is it worth it?

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  2. Jason in OZ

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    Will be cheaper than the elusive model 3 if we ever actually get them.

    430km is really useful range too. Wouldn’t be many places you couldn’t go in one day.

    I’m still saving for the Ioniq when they are released later this year.

    Jason.
     
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    lopezjm2001 Test guinea pig #9

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    I am also eyeing the BMW i3 2015/16 for around 40k. It looks pretty cool. It has active cruise control where the car speeds and slows down automatically using radar. It uses a 9 litre tank capacity, 2 cylinder scooter engine as a range extender just to charge the HV battery. The whole concept looks pretty cool. 120km ev only range. 320km range using the range extender. I'm tending to go for this option instead of the Zoe as I don't really do that many long trips and I could just get by on refilling the 9L ULP tank any way.
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    I too was thinking about the i3, but was looking at the 94ah range extender. 200km range in ev. And then another 120 on the extender.

    Trouble is the pricing. New around 80k.

    That second hand pricing is starting to get tempting.
     
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    I just found out it only has standard cruise control. Looks like it is the later model that has adaptive cruise control. It is worth paying extra for it.
     
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    I think I’m gonna pass on the i3. The tyres alone make it not a good option. (For me)

    They are like $300 each and there is only one supplier. Plus they have a reputation for easily puncturing. And not so good life span either.

    I’m still aiming for the ioniq when it arrives.
     
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    lopezjm2001 Test guinea pig #9

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    Just found out from dealer that the Zoe does not have adaptive cruise control. Just stanfard. Sounds like they are waiting for the Australian Government to legislate for it. But it does use a camera for emergency braking.
     
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    You realize our expert @bwilson4web has an i3 with the range extender. He has a thread or 2 describing his experiences and testing.

    Here is one thread. Why the BMW i3-REx | PriusChat
     
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    Hi all.

    The time has come to sell my Prius plug in.

    Here are all the details I can remember in one place, but there are bound to be some that I miss.

    Prius NHW20R itech 2006.
    Silver.

    258k km

    November 20th rego


    Ready for sale as soon as I take delivery of the new car in 3 or 4 weeks.


    10kwh plug-in system

    Better than 2.0L / 100km in city

    Plug in system cost over $16k (have documentation for costings)

    Batteries still showing near full capacity have not been over charged or discharged.

    Batteries are GBS 40ah LiFeP04.

    Approximately 1.5 years old. Should have many years service left.

    Never been below 2.75v per cell and never above 3.55v per cell.

    76 cells in series.

    Has onboard BMS and charger.

    Charger is 1.5kw and will run from a standard Australian 10A wall plug.

    Will come with 2 cables and a Converter box for 15A to 10A with RCD.

    One cable for home use and the other kept in the car for on the road use.

    Car side socket is 15A even though the charger never draws more than 7A.

    Upgraded front and rear sway bars.

    (Progress 24mm rear, Toyota Matrix 27mm front)

    Heavy duty king spring rear springs

    Tanabe front Strut brace

    Tanabe lower subframe brace

    Juiced hybrid center brace

    Heated front seats (2 stage)

    Scanguage 2

    Vais multi media linq mp3

    Rain sensing wipers

    Front and rear parking sensors with distance display

    Factory leather interior in good condition.

    Factory sat nav

    Factory reverse camera

    Climate control A/C still gets nice and cold.

    Tinted windows (darkest legal tint)

    Smart key with keyless entry and ignition.

    TSHRCA (turn signal activated rear camera) for better rear view when changing lanes.

    Programable Tapturn flasher relay

    Hella LED daytime running lights

    All led interior lighting

    Mostly led exterior lighting (all except the headlights)

    Receiver type tow bar

    (For carrying bike racks etc)


    Will need new tyres for rego


    Also needs a new clock spring in the wheel.


    Some minor scuffs and scrapes to bodywork as should be expected for a car this age.


    Asking $8,000 or best offer.
    That’s a bargain for someone, considering all of the time money and effort that’s gone into it.

    I’m open to sensible offers.

    Jason.
     
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    Hi Jason,
    I am interested in the Prius. Can please PM me. I can't pm people yet as I haven't posted enough!
     
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    It looks likely that the car has been sold.

    I have someone flying in next week to come look at and test drive it.

    If that falls through, I will update.

    Jason.
     
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    Hello all.

    The car has been sold today. I’ll miss it, but it was time to move on.

    Jason.
     
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