2019 vs. 2020 prime

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  1. eveyo

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    Hi guys.
    I was curious for those that bought the 2020 models, do you feel it was worth it vs. the 2019 models? I ended up purchasing the a 2019 premium model for $24k selling price and $26800 out the door (early August). At the time I was conflicted in purchasing the 2020 XLE model (at the time there was no incentives) was about 3k-4k more. Now I see that the prices have gone down. I was also considering a 2019 advanced mainly for the parking sensors.
     
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    at least you didn't get stuck with alexa
     
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    Haha is there a downside to alexa?
     
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    I recently replaced my daughter's Ioniq with a 2020 Prime LE and it was well worth the wait... instead of having picked up a 2019 at clearance prices. The biggest thing for her was the fifth seat and the two usb ports in the back. I blame her ride-along friends for this... :rolleyes:
     
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    from what i've read, you lose all the remote functions
     
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    I can't tell if it does anything useful. I don't see the point of it in the car.
     
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    I personally hate silver. I love the magnetic gray though.
     
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    Quick question, any difference between the lane keep assist in the 2020 vs. 2018? I had a 2018 and didn’t find it helpful in bringing the car back in the lane. I know the newer Toyotas are adding lane trace assist which will be a bit more proactive.
     
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    So you can talk to Samuel L Jackson while driving?
     
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    No. Look for Toyotas with TSS-P 2.0 for LTA. Prime still comes with version 1.0.
     
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    I'm liking silver for showing dirt and dust less than all other colors I've had.
     
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    I believe the colors also play a difference.

    32 year old red Toyota Celica - 1 accident (rear ended with no damage done - back in the day when cars had actual bumpers!)

    20 year old black Toyota Camry - hit 3 times - rear ended on the freeway, side swiped by an SUV who merged into my lane and also T-boned by a lady that ran a 4-way stop (she actually stopped but for some reason decided to drive right into the side of my car- it was dusk)

    Currently have a white Prime - actually chose that color for practicality (i.e. reflects heat better).
     
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    Especially when you add them driving w/o headlights at sunset/dusk - they are literally invisible in the auto-dimming mirrors that so many cars have nowadays. Always lit clusters make people think they have their lights on.
     
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    The difference between the 2020 prime in the 2019 my opinion is the following: it has three seats in the rear, it has a sturdy privacy cover in the hatch area, it has the extenders on the shades, the seat heater switches are a reasonable distance from the driver and I’m not sure of this: Apple Car Play. Those are the only differences.
     
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    I would have no problem if the deal was good enough making a long drive to get a new vehicle.

    The reason being is with every new vehicle I have ever purchased, at some point pretty early in ownership I like to take a pretty long road trip anyway....as kind of a "break in" cruise. I get to know the vehicle, the vehicle gets to know me.

    So if it was a 1000 mile trip, right off the bat? I'd be OK with it.

    I mean, if you are talking about a "Daily Driver" vehicle, that I think most people are hoping to operate for many years, and many, many miles.
    That 1st 1000 miles fade into nothing pretty quickly.
    The only difference...is when you get home you won't be able to brag about having a vehicle with only 8 miles on the odometer sitting in your driveway. And maybe that new car smell will be fading.
    But you can make up for that by sharing your road trip pictures.
     
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    For years, (She's passed away) that was my mothers contention about Silver vehicles. She would never buy one.
    She lived in the Pacific Northwest and felt that the silver blended too much with the sky and the clouds.

    I don't know how valid her point was.
    And since I have bought black vehicles....which basically are the same "color" as night....well if I wanted a silver vehicle I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
     
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    The link about black cars had them at a 12% increase for notice being seen and silver at 10%.
    The Navy paints ships grey for camouflage.
     
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    She was right. That was why Daytime Running LIghts (DRLs) were invented, though prior drivers could simply turn on their lights.
    Lights, again.

    White vehicles are essentially the same color as snow, a seasonal problem in certain regions. Lights, again.
     
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