Anyone move from a GenIII to a c?

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by markabele, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    5,084
    1,782
    1
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    2018 Tesla Model 3
    Model:
    N/A
    Just want to hear your thoughts if you have. Contemplating a c myself.
     
  2. B2FiNiTY

    B2FiNiTY Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    979
    225
    0
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    My dad has a Gen3 that I've driven for awhile before getting my C.

    I would have to see that they both have their advantages and disadvantages.

    Some thoughts...

    Gen3:
    more comfortable inside due to space, more unique dash and shifter
    rear seating space is much much better, the C's rear seating is pretty poor if you have adults in the front
    much more power friendly

    C:
    smaller, easier to park and maneuver
    easier to get higher mpg than the Gen3
     
    markabele likes this.
  3. alekska

    alekska Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    435
    136
    0
    Location:
    Atl
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    I have a 2010 and I test-drove C...
    2010: much better quality interior
    feels much heavier
    better acceleration, more stable

    C: feels nimble, light
    got 54 mpg from cold start on my test drive of ~ 6 miles

    - Alex
     
  4. ewaboy

    ewaboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    693
    205
    0
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    I actually test drove the GenIII before the C as the C was not available till Feb 2012 (in Hawaii).
    I was impressed with the acceleration and smoothness but I did not and do not like the look of the rear end of the Prius "hatchback".

    I liked the looks and setup of the v - even sat in one but refused to test drive the car. To do so might have meant spending $6000 more for my new car.;) The v's MPG rating was/is the only down side for me.

    My C2 is kinda like a trainer - I'm still contemplating getting the v. :confused:

    All that said: My C2 still makes me smile every time (Really!!) I drive it.:D
     
  5. ztanos

    ztanos All-around Geek!

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2013
    3,337
    1,141
    40
    Location:
    Cumming, Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    You mean other than the fact it is a mini-van? :ROFLMAO:
     
    ewaboy likes this.
  6. PruisAz

    PruisAz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    140
    34
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    After test driving both, I settled for the more refined interior of the GenIII. The biggest question was whether the GenIII was worth the $3k -4k more.
     
  7. dick_larimore

    dick_larimore Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    162
    69
    0
    Location:
    Central Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I owned a 2010 MY Gen III and now own a 2012 C4. The Gen III can hold more cargo, but the handling is not that great. The Prius C4 is more "nimble" in city traffic and responds better to input from the steering wheel. In my opinion the Prius C is a lot more fun to drive.​
     
Loading...