Blue Magnetism or Classic Silver Metallic—help me decide

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Gokhan, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. Gokhan

    Gokhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    992
    463
    0
    Location:
    Paramount CA
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    I am thinking of upgrading from my 2020 Prius Prime XLE Classic Silver Metallic to a 2021 Prius Prime Limited, as the BSM and TSS 2.0 have turned out to be musts.

    Currently I have the Classic Silver Metallic, which is an extremely classy color that hides virtually all dirt. I also haven't had any issues with visibility and tailgating.

    However, I also like the Blue Magnetism. What do you guys think? Do people who have the Blue Magnetism like it? Do they have any issues with that color? Does anyone have both colors?

    By the way I have absolutely no interest in the other colors; therefore, please limit the discussion to these two colors.
     
  2. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian Active Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    571
    497
    0
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    I prefer a color that reflects rather than absorbs sunlight. Thus, I would go for the silver instead of blue.
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  3. walterm

    walterm Active Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    452
    200
    34
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2015 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    The blue would be my choice (it is the color of my wife's Prime).
     
    Gokhan and Henrik Helmers like this.
  4. Liz Waters

    Liz Waters Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2018
    9
    6
    0
    Location:
    Hollywood
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    I had a choice of red or the Blue Magnetism for my 2017 prime. I chose the blue. I rarely have any trouble finding the car in my work parking lot. I love the color.
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  5. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    42,195
    13,752
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Depends how long you intend to keep the car.

    The silver is definitely a classy hue and matches the Prime well. Blue Magnetism is a Prime-specific colour and in this day of white/black/grey/silver cars, it's nice to see a car with an actual colour that isn't one of those 4 I mentioned.
     
    Diemaster, Gokhan and Raytheeagle like this.
  6. Raytheeagle

    Raytheeagle Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    10,836
    14,854
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Go for Blue Magnetism:):

    C9B5998C-F6FE-476D-B307-2B402D2448E7.jpeg

    Fantastic color and I wouldn't have gotten anything else(y).
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  7. Northerner

    Northerner Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2020
    86
    84
    0
    Location:
    Midwest
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    I had to have blue magnetism after decades of gray/silver cars. I’m a recently retired person with conservative tastes so I think the choice surprised people - but probably not as much as red would have. I was a little concerned about dirt and salt showing up but haven’t really noticed it to be a problem
     
    Gokhan and Raytheeagle like this.
  8. m8547

    m8547 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2018
    896
    587
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    Here's mine parked next to a cleaner one. Blue magnetism definitely looks better clean, but it's not bad when it gets dirty.

    Prime in the wild.
     
  9. Raymond Padron

    Raymond Padron Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    3
    2
    0
    Location:
    Norwalk,CA
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Prime Plus
    I have the blue. I hated it originally because that’s all the dealer had at the time. Buuuuut going on my 3rd year I wouldn’t have picked any other color. It’s pops and if you wan to put black rims why not. I took off the hubcaps and I show off the alloy wheels.
     
    Raytheeagle and Gokhan like this.
  10. run2w8s

    run2w8s Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    19
    8
    0
    If you want TSS for the lane tracing, you might consider the Comma Two instead, I believe it is much more capable. Of course it doesn’t get you Blind Spot Monitoring.
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  11. Gokhan

    Gokhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    992
    463
    0
    Location:
    Paramount CA
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Thank you, PriusChat friends, for sharing your opinions. I've fallen in love with the Blue Magnetism. I think it is the best color choice for the Prius Prime. It carries a tremendous safety advantage because it is by far the most visible color in all conditions among the color options. It hardly shows dust because it is a relatively light color. It has small metal flakes in it but not large metal flakes as in the so-called metallic paints. I like it better that it is closer to a solid paint. It has an excellent unique hue, which is not really a blue but a bluish teal. It is very classy looking—even more so than the Classic Silver Metallic.

    I test-drove it at Huntington Beach Toyota on Saturday while I was heading to the gym—sadly the gyms may be closing here again. Here are some photos with my Classic Silver Metallic next to it.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I traded in my 2020 XLE Classic Silver Metallic for a 2021 Limited Edition Blue Magnetism at Longo Toyota on Monday. Wow, what a day-and-night difference between the XLE and Limited Edition! It feels like I am driving an entirely different car! For some reason the 2021 handles a lot better, too. It could be because of the new Dunlop Enasave 01 A/S tires as opposed to the Toyo NanoEnergy A41 on the 2020. Therefore, I love driving this car. it is a huge upgrade over the 2020 XLE. Unless you are on a strict budget, I recommend skipping the mid-trim XLE, as you are missing so much by not getting the Limited Edition. I got $4200 below MSRP. My 2020 had cost me $23,950 out-the-door after the credits and rebates, and I traded it in for $23,000. I am extremely happy with this great purchase decision I've made to say the least. I've lowered my car payments by increasing the duration by a year, and I will get $6,502 in cash in terms of credits and rebates, and I will be happily driving the top-of-the-line Prius Prime with my color of choice.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    #11 Gokhan, Nov 17, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  12. AzusaPrius

    AzusaPrius Active Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2020
    707
    340
    0
    Location:
    Apple Valley
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    White or silver would be the best for cooler interior temps and red or yellow are the main colors that stand out even when color blind.

    That blue makes the car look older.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
    Hicksite likes this.
  13. Prim.e.xample

    Prim.e.xample Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2019
    127
    69
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2020 Prius Prime
    Model:
    XLE
    While I think the MGM is the best color due to blending in with the front end (I'm biased though), the blue is really nice and a special color that isn't everywhere on a bunch of cars. Good choice and looks great!
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  14. Gokhan

    Gokhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    992
    463
    0
    Location:
    Paramount CA
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Several incorrect statements there.

    I had a red car once. It had the worse visibility of all cars I had because humans can't see the color red peripherally. You can test for this by holding a red object at almost 90 degrees on your side.

    Older? Not really. If that were the case, every light-color car would look brand-new and vice versa, which is not the case.

    Hotter? As I said this not really a dark color, not to mention it is reflective. Besides, you get the most heat through the glass (the greenhouse effect), not through the metal.

    Of course, color is merely a preference at the end—go with whatever you like.

    Definitely go with the Limited Edition trim if you can afford it though.
     
  15. AzusaPrius

    AzusaPrius Active Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2020
    707
    340
    0
    Location:
    Apple Valley
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    So you went with a color that is not the best even for safety.

    Dont get bent over it but my statements are true as can be.

    Enjoy your ride, it is whats on the inside that counts.


    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
  16. Gokhan

    Gokhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    992
    463
    0
    Location:
    Paramount CA
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Again, not correct.

    This is a greenish blue, which is toward the middle of the visible-color spectrum—yellowish green is in the middle. Moreover, it is not a dark color. So, it is highly visible in terms of both the hue and intensity. Black, dark gray (midnight gray), and red are the three colors that you should avoid if visibility is a concern. They will all look black under dark conditions and red has poor peripheral visibility. Blue Magnetism (which is a dark cyan or medium teal) is great, and silver, white, and gold (titanium) are OK. But silver and gold can blend in with the pavement in some lighting conditions or rain. Blue Magnetism will have excellent visibility in rain.

    See the color in person before you make any statement. It stands out. I almost thought it stood out too much and was hard on the eyes because it looked so flashy and vibrant under the sun when I first saw it—imagine looking at a cyan computer screen. However, that vibrancy and flash is also a plus, and I really liked it at the end.
     
    #16 Gokhan, Nov 17, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  17. Washingtonian

    Washingtonian Active Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    571
    497
    0
    Location:
    Western Washington
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    Good choice to upgrade to the Limited edition. Notice you first shopped at Huntington Beach, but ended up buying in El Monte. Any significant difference in the dealers or the deal?
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  18. OptimumPrius

    OptimumPrius New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2020
    10
    4
    0
    Location:
    Frisco Texas
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Blue - blue steel - all the way
     
    Gokhan likes this.
  19. Gokhan

    Gokhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    992
    463
    0
    Location:
    Paramount CA
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Limited
    Yes, the Limited Edition is absolutely wonderful!

    Huge difference. Huntington Beach didn't give me a good deal at all. At first they tried to mark up the price above the MSRP, and then they were giving me very little for my trade-in. However, the sales person at Huntington Beach was great and really helpful. It was just the managers who wouldn't give a good deal on the car and trade-in. Moreover, the car they had had 107 miles on it and had the all-weather mats already installed—possibly bought and returned because the financing didn't go through.

    Longo in El Monte is great. However, I had to show them the offer from another dealer to match the dealer discount. The other dealer may have been having problem selling the car because it had paint-protection film. Longo is the biggest Toyota dealer in the world and they have a huge inventory. They only have ten Limited Edition Blue Magnetism Prius Primes in Southern California and Longo had four of them. Most dealers don't carry this trim and color combination. They are really good with trade-ins, as they have an automatic trade-in procedure where you upload pictures with your phone, and they match the Edmunds trade-in price, which is slightly higher than that of Carvana. Longo also doesn't put any dealer add-ons on their cars like some other dealers, with the exception of Theft Patrol GPS tracker, which you can kindly decline. Likewise the finance manager offers warranty and gap insurance, but you can again kindly decline.

    You still need to shop around and have the offers matched though. Initially they gave me about a $900 less dealer discount. At the end the $2,400 dealer discount on top of the $1,750 factory rebate was a good deal, and I didn't have to bother with Carvana. Everything was put on the new 2.49% loan with nothing coming out of my pocket, which I got through my bank—lower spread-out car payments ($70 a month less) and about $8,000 cash coming into my pocket thanks to the rebates, credits, and not having to make loan payments for two months. Gotta love the Prius Prime deals.
     
    #19 Gokhan, Nov 17, 2020
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  20. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    42,195
    13,752
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Congrats!

    While I'm still leery at the sensors around the car for the ICS (always worried some careless person will hit the sensor with a trolley or just while they're parking their car and cause a malfunction), the top-of-the-line Prime is a joy to drive. (We have the Bridgestone Ecopias EP422 Plus in Canada)
     
    Gokhan likes this.
Loading...