2017 Prius Prime Color Choice

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  1. Skylis A

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    The back of the car is over the EV

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    I was thinking, it is a good think I didn't have "Mood Paint coloring" when I back into the telephone pole. It would have set the car on fire.
     
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    Skylis, that is a good idea. I have never seen parking spaces labeled that way.
     
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    This car is awesome. I am SOOOOOOO happy with Blue Magnetism. It is a different color in different light.
     
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    My wife and I are ready to order our Prius Prime but are torn between red and blue. We've not been able to see one in the flesh and are concerned because some photos of the Blue Magnetic
    look Turquoise a color we don’t care for. Does it look touquoise in some light?
     
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    It's not really turquoise, but sometimes it does look a little a bit blue/green. (a lot more blue than green)

    None of the pictures I've ever seen of it do it justice, even my own pictures.
     
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    look at any freeway in CA and 2/3 cars are ether black, white or some shade between the two; so i didn't want those. my last 3 cars ( my dad's 2004 Toyota Tacoma, 2009 Honda fit, and 2014 KIA soul ! ) were red so i didn't want that. the only remaining color was the blue magnetism and blue is what i wanted any way. so it worked out.
     
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    You're in Minnesota? Visit John. He has blue and his wife has red. Quite a colorful garage.
     
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    Thanks Bob, I just look at lots of photos on google images and it looks a half dozen different shades of blue,I suppose because of the different lighting. I guess I’ll go with the safe color for me, red. It'll be our third red Prius.
    Thanks, Good Idea. I’m up in St. Cloud. Looks like he’s in the Twin Cities area. I’ll see is we can connect.
     
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    Hi John, I'm up in St. Cloud and about to order my Prime. Marlene and I are torn between the red and blue. We've seen the red and like it but not seen the blue in the flesh. Any chance of seeing yours?
     
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    Before getting my Prius I was not totally convinced that Pearl White was a good choice, but now that I got the car I started to like it, the contrast between the white body and black roof, windows and trims is pleasant.
    Apropos of the windows, I had to pay the dealer an extra 300 bucks for the tinting, but it was absoutely needed even under the aesthetic point of view.


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    You have terrible timing, with the holidays now in full swing. Any other time of the year, that would be an excuse to stop at Texas Roadhouse on the way out to my parent-in-laws place. Heck, even a day trip to stop there, Crafts Direct, The Depot, Nelson Brothers, and a visit to St. Ben's would be realistic. That's a convenient location. A meeting would be very easy then. It will be up to you instead. Road trip to the cities?

    As for the color, it really stands out. You can pick the Prime out from a lot at quite a distance. I absolutely love that choice. It's exactly what I was looking for. It compliments my wife's red Prime quite well too.

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    Thanks Bob, I just look at lots of photos on google images and it looks a half dozen different shades of blue,I suppose because of the different lighting. I guess I’ll go with the safe color for me, red. It'll be our third red Prius. We’re in a rut.
    Hi John, We’re visiting my wife’s sister in Hastings tomorrow. Any chance you'll be around in the late morning or afternoon? We'd love to see the car. Bill
     
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    My brother lives in Hastings. We sometimes meet at the Caribou. I could easily do that in the afternoon.
     
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    Good choice of colors. If I were buying two of them, I would get a blue and a red too. While I don't absolutely love either color, they both look good.

    I've only seen that color a few times, but I thought it didn't look turquoise enough!
     
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    That would be great. We can either stop at your place on the way down or meet you at Caribou, just one in Hastings?. If you email me at wrhaider? gmail ? com I can send you a phone number. I'm going to trash that account soon so don’t worry about it showing up here.

    Bill
     
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    This is interesting - the European and NA versions have different parking sensors (ICS in Europe?)

    The European ones are nicer and flush with the bumper (similar to what you'd find on the 2018 Camry and BMWs, Audis, MBs, VWs etc).
     
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    I'll go hang out at Caribou. It's on the same side of the main road into town as Target, across from the Walmart.

    Let's say 2:00.
     
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    I don't think you'd be disappointed in the blue, but I can certainly understand wanting to see it. There wasn't any primes around here to look at, so i took a chance and am very happy. (blue/moonstone)

    I had only silver and white for years, I had to get a good color this time!

    Red can be somewhat of a cop magnet, but it being a Prius, who knows. :)
     
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    It's an optional installed by the dealer, the model with solar panel does not come with any kind of parking sensors.
     
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