Beware Toyota Fan Boys

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Marine Ray, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. PiPLosAngeles

    PiPLosAngeles Active Member

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    I assume there is nothing different between the Prime and "regular" Prius other than the rear deck and rear seat. The overall car is much smaller inside than the Gen 3. You just feel more cramped, like you're riding in a clown car. I don't mind much because it's just my commuter car, but my wife hates it because she usually has the kids and stuff. She keeps reminding me that she dreads having to get a new Prius when the Gen 3 PiP goes to the big parking lot in the sky.
     
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  2. Marine Ray

    Marine Ray Senior Member

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    Copy and paste from Tideland Prius post of about 3 years ago:
    Gen 4 pros:

    • Better ride comfort
    • Better cornering capabilities (both grip and flatness of the body)
    • Quieter
    • More technology/updated technology
    • Nicer interior finish (soft-touch dash and higher trims get soft-touch upper door trim)
    • Better visibility around the A-pillars
    • More supportive front seats
    • Better MID graphics (4.2" TFT)
    • Better positioned (read: higher) rear door armrest and 90° fold-down rear centre armrest
    • Lower seating position for the front passenger (it's quite high in my Gen 3. Good if you're shorter but it cuts into headroom for taller passengers)

    Gen 3 pros:
    • Slightly higher seating position for the driver
    • Way more storage spaces (upper glovebox, larger lower glovebox, larger front tray, rear underfloor main bin, rear underfloor side bin)
    • It *feels* like it has more rear legroom
    • More comfortable rear seats (cushier bottom for me and what feels like a more reclined seatback)
    • USB and 12V port in the centre console box for security (but you could argue the Gen 4's exposed USB and 12V is for convenience)
    • Available solar panel ventilation system with remote A/C (Gen 4 offsets it slightly with darker factory green-tinted windows)
    • The instrument cluster looks better integrated into the dashboard design (the hood is integrated into the dash mould). The Gen 4's instrument cluster is obviously slotted into the cut-out in the dashboard.
     
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  3. David Rush

    David Rush New Member

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    It's more fun to go fast in a slow car than slow in a fast car (both at same speed)
    And how about the Walter Mitty Formula 1 pretend deployment of the hybrid Epower?
     
  4. Tha_Ape

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    Totally agree, I prefer a miata to a Corvette on a track day for that exact reason. Im not good enough to drive either at 100%, but I can get a lot closer in a miata
     
  5. BillKoz

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    If the tire is speed rated at 112 mph and the air pressure is set at recommended pressure you can drive at 105 mph all day without any danger. you can even exceed 112 mph for short periods.
     
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    105 mph on the speedo does not mean the car is actually going 105. Unless the speedo is certified (seen only on police vehicles) the car will actually be traveling 1 to 10 % slower than the indicated speed. Some speedo's will vary that percentage depending on what speed you are traveling. example; at 40 to 50 mph the percentage may be 1% and at higher speeds, it may be 5%.
     
  7. frodoz737

    frodoz737 Top Wrench

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    Speaking as the owner of a 2015 Prius-4 and a 2019 ZR1...NOT.
     
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    Yea, but put the zr1 into a wall and you're out a lot of cash. I put my old CTS-V inches from the wall at summit point and said "enough of this". Miatas are super gokarts. You smash it up, you're out like $5k max.

    Knock on metal, I've always kept the shiny side up. But I like knowing I can push it without serious repercussions is nice. Plus the track miatas don't have abs, traction control, rev matching, etc... it's all driver skill. Even if you're slower, it's very fulfilling.

    On the street, id take the vette without question.. lol
     
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