2017 Prius Prime -- Too Much Technology?

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by RichieRich, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Tideland Prius

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    Yes. On cars without the rain sensing wipers, it’s the intermittent speed adjustment.
     
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    Yeah I wonder if we've progressed, on car security. A single replacement fob is at least $300 through dealership; lose both and, well: don't ask. And what have we got to show for this, vs the old $5 cut-another-key at the shoe repair place?

    I've got a couple of Canon EOS digital camera bodies: a 5D MK I, and MK III. With the MK I, I've got enough brain cells to adjust/set most anything. It has menus, but not overly complex, and I can remember enough to get around. With the MK III, I'm lost without the manual at hand; it's just too damn involved.
     
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    hmm... you test drove an advanced a year ago, then purchased a prime without knowing which model it was?

    and you think it somehow might have been bait and switch?(n)
     
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    On valid point the OP made was the burden on the dealership in educating the new owner on the car's features. In my case, the sales person knew virtually nothing about the Prime. It was the first one the dealer had sold and apparently no effort had been made to educate either the sellers or the buyers. The dealership was about 50 miles from home, so I never went back there. I have received most of my education on the car from this forum. Next week I will have had the car for two years.
     
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    I thought objective of PriusChat was educate yourself and educate dealerships anything and everything about PRIUS. lol:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Maybe Toyota should have someone, looking to make the cars more intuitive, simplify the controls, make them more ergonomic and eyes-on-the road. The manual is what 700~800 pages, and you need a course to drive the thing?

    I keep looking in on @jerrymildred, with his two threads, on getting to know his new Prime. I'd say he's one of the sharper knives in the block, and he's scratching his head a fair bit, having daily questions and "discoveries".
     
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    <sigh> millennials...
     
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    LOL!! That reminds me. I have a new question to put in that thread. Not significant, but I'm a bit obsessive when it comes to knowing how my stuff works. I've disassembled more than a couple purchases to look inside and see what makes them tick. :D
     
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    Car theft is down - that’s what we have to show. Now it’s mostly B&E for laptops.

    Back then, you have to install an aftermarket engine immobiliser. It was $200 to install a fob-based one for our Corolla (which did not have keyless entry). It got the most discount from insurance because it was invisible other than the red blinking light and a thief wouldn’t know where the receiver was placed.
     
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