Any aftermarket cargo shades that fit a 2012 Prius V 5 or cheap source for factory one?

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  1. KNC

    KNC New Member

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    We recently bought a 2012 Prius V 5 and need a cargo shade. We have checked in the compartment and it isn't there. Is there anything out there, either factory or aftermarket, that will work but doesn't cost an extra car payment? I've been checking Pull a Part, but no luck. Thanks!
     
  2. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Amazed at the price of the only one on ebay. $310 plus $88 shipping from Japan. Mine just sits in my garage. Not sure I've ever used it. I carry an old nylon shower curtain in the umbrella storage area and use it whenever I need a blanket for a concert, to kneel on to change a tire or as a cargo cover. My wife drags it out to sit under a chair when hair cuts are given at home.

    Though with the tint on my rear windows, not much can be seen.
     
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    I got incredibly lucky. I was able to find a used one on eBay. It was through LKQ, and they didn't even list it as for the Prius v even though it was obvious to me from the photo (it had the split cover at the top for the reclining seats). I was hesitant but it turned out to be the correct part. Probably saved me $150-200.

    They're out there, but they're incredibly tough to find used.
     
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    When all else fails (or too expensive). Check your local dollar store for folding shades (y)

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    These can also be useful cargo covers.

    Black one side and silver other side. I don't use the factory cover because the height set by the cover liner is too limiting.

    A problem I can see is if a gust from a down window causes these to fly off and cover the rear window while driving. So using these covers might not be all that safe.

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    FWIW I use a furniture pad to cover cargo in the cargo area when we travel south for the winter. I too find the factory cargo cover a bit limiting due to the height.
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    I'm in the same boat. Just purchased a used Prius V 5 2012 with a missing cargo cover. I was looking for aftermarket covers and can't find any. Any luck?
     
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