Bragging Rights !!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by huskers, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. GT4Prius

    GT4Prius Active Member

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    We get standard 15 inch wheels or can upgrade to premium ones. Quite an expensive upgrade.

    Maybe it's the premium ones that have appeared in some reviews of the Euro vehicle.

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    In 'premium ones' do you refer to 17" wheels?
    I think @Tideland Prius was referring to the standard 15" wheels, which came with plastic covers for the European PHV1 but with alloy wheels (no covers) in the US (PiP).
    Now (with the PHV2-Prime), they have swapped designs.
    UK cite specifies '15" alloy wheels.
    The covers BTW are claimed to improve aerodynamics a (very) little bit.
     
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    What are your two wheel choices? All I've seen is the one that @WimN has on his/her vehicle - the two-tone silver/grey alloys.

    That is exactly what I'm talking about.
     
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    The UK wheels are actually decent. Of the three options for North America, the hub-caps, the underlying base wheels, and the $900 upgrade wheels, I like the hub-caps the best, but I like the UK wheels better.
     
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    Finally took delivery of my Blue Moonstone Advanced today!
     
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    @Lee Jay, Congrats !!!!!!!!! I bet you are looking it over, smiling, and customizing it to your liking.
     
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    Woohoo! Congrats on the new ride! Wow you will be busy the next couple of days (weeks, months, etc., ha ha).


    Unsupervised!
     
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    First trip, had a little panic attack.

    My first trip is two adults, two kids, three suitcases, three laptops, an SLR, and a whole bunch of miscellaneous stuff - and 120 miles.

    Since I wasn't sure I could charge at all at the other end, I decided to preserve my Ev mileage for trips around in the destination. So I left the house, drove about 5 miles to the bottom of the hill near where I live (on the highway), and hit Hv mode when we started climbing.

    Nothing.

    I panicked. Without the engine, I'm never going to make 120 miles. Thoughts in my head were, should I drive straight to the dealer and tell them the engine won't start? Should I go back home?

    But I had the energy monitor open. A quick glance there to see if I could figure out what was wrong showed the engine was running. Now I'm imagining the car just thinks it's running because it should be, but it clearly isn't - not a sound, not a vibration, nothing.

    So I drove up the hill, and noticed the Ev range miles not dropping - at all.

    And I drove the rest of the 120 mile trip that way too.

    The engine was never loud enough for me to detect, even though I climbed Monument hill (a small hill on I-25 in Colorado with a peak of about 7,300 feet).

    Got 74mpg down hill on the way to the destination, and 64mpg up hill on the way back - using essentially no Ev miles and driving 55-75 the entire way, with the AC on and a fully-loaded car.
     
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    Ha, the fun adjustments to learning a new car. Sounds like a successful trip.

    Saturday afternoon I was on my way back from Lincoln, Ne when a tornado formed right in front of me. It was amazing and scary at the same time. I was about 9 miles from home. The tornado was moving off and away from me but I knew hail would be falling soon. Made it home and in the garage with about 8 minutes to spare before the hail started to fall.
     
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    This might be enough reason for Toyota to just push PHEVs for the next gen Prius. It's an automatic jump in mpg, even in HV mode.
     
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    Man you guys have more weather adventures! All we see out here is a little 30-40mph wind once in a while, and those little things called earthquakes that rarely bug us. Our biggest problem is finding a good place to park at the beach, where the car next to you won't ding your car! Life is rough, har, har

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    2 road trips without recharging and the results are still looking great...

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