Black Cherry Pearl Persona... seen any lately?

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  1. socal13

    socal13 livin in the foothills...

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    I'm obsessed with my BCP Persona. I love the color and think it is so distinctive. Here in the L.A. area I've seen thousands of Prii of all colors but have only seen five BCP's since I got mine in March and I look for them. Has anyone seen any lately?
     

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    Hoosiermama Junior Member

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    Besides the one sitting in my garage :), there is another in the small town I live in. What are the odds? I've seen a few others, but not many.
     
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    There's one that parks in my garage at work.

    SCH-I535
     
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    Just saw one at the grocery store about an hour ago.
     
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    Looks sweet. I really like it!
     
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    Saw one just the other day in a parking lot, like it (do the 17" wheels give you a little more ground clearance) ?
     
  7. Bill the Engineer

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    I've seen photos of two so far totalled ar the salvage auction site I visit. It's amazing what they go for just to get the parts!

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    i would like to get my hands on the batteries!
     
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    Yes I want the Persona steering wheel.. what site are you visiting?
     
  10. 32kcolors

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    Saw two Personas this past week. One BCP and one BP.

    Isn't the only difference the dark chrome trim instead of silver? If so, I'd get that trim separately and JDM piano black steering wheel. Best of both worlds.
     
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    They have pretty much the same diameter tires as the 15 inch wheels, so no. ;)

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    It is called Insurance Auto Auctions. However, they only auction whole wrecked cars, not parts.
     
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    I have had my black cherry pearl Prius since April and I am concerned about the paint job. Two weeks after I purchased it, a rock must have ricocheted off the hood and left a scratch down to the metal. Now I have two other scratches on the hood. The car shows spots terribly and the black fin at the base of the back window has smudges that won't wipe out. There are also specks of iridescence throughout the exterior. Is that normal? I take it in tonight for its first 5,000 mile checkup and I do intend to talk to the dealership about the paint job. I had never owned a Toyota. My previous cars were Saturns (may they rest in peace) and I never had this problem with previous cars. I like my Prius but am disappointed in the paint finish.
     
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    Probably some embedded residues that can easily be removed with claying. Your problem is nothing new and exactly why many here invest in protection film/clear bra.
     
  15. vito.a

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    Actually, the 17" tire/wheel combination is .4" shorter than the 15" tire/wheel combination.
     
  16. socal13

    socal13 livin in the foothills...

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    I saw a Black Cherry today on the 134 fwy through Pasadena. (7th one I have seen since my purchase.) They really stand out (to me at least.)
     
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