Do you realize how cute the prius "c" looks from a side view?

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by marygreenthumb, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. marygreenthumb

    marygreenthumb New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    35
    5
    0
    Location:
    Pasadena, Southern CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    N/A
    My new Habanero Prius "C" #3 was parked in my driveway and I was sitting in a chair on the front porch, when I had a full side view of the "C" and gazed at it for about a minute--and you know what? The "C" is one very-CUTE car to look at, especially from a side view. What do you think?:cheer2:
     
  2. fgp

    fgp Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    497
    142
    5
    Location:
    daytona
    Vehicle:
    2021 Prius Prime
    Model:
    LE
    mmmmmm... would rather have it have flames and bikers quaking.:)))
     
  3. B. Roberts

    B. Roberts Hypah Milah! Ayuh.

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2005
    682
    200
    0
    Location:
    used to be "Glacial" Maine and now FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    Toyota did a formidable job of combining a good aerodynamic shape and aesthetics to make the c a very nice, balanced looking little car. They seemed to use a reasonable amount of design restraint, since it is not overwhelmed with character lines across every panel. It's very easy to clutter up a car that is as small as the c.

    The car really looks very good.

    Cute is not quite what came to mind when I first saw the new Prius c, but as the saying goes, "cutefulness must be in the eye of the beholder!";)
     
  4. BruceInOKC

    BruceInOKC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    190
    90
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Exactly, it's an extremely challenging task to make a very short car (157") that is both aerodynamic and attractive. I think Toyota did the best possible job, but they were fighting against impossible proportions. Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

    I see greater beauty in the function, not form. The true genius is offering a full hybrid starting at $20,000, trimming its weight by 542 lb, fitting the mechanicals into such a short engine bay (including a scaled down HSD!), improved display, better Camry seats, fitting the hybrid battery below the rear seat AND allowing enough rear headroom without raising the roofline, etc. This is hybrid engineering at its finest.
     
  5. cycledrum

    cycledrum PSOCSOASP

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    8,245
    1,197
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Today's newspaper review gave the opinion the c is the best looking of the bunch and I tend to agree.

    Looks are very important to many car buyers and the c probably has the best 'attitude' thing going on. Not that Prius and v are bad.

    Wait til the 4th gen Prius comes out. Toyota will take it up another notch. Should be 3 years from now.
     
  6. The Electric Me

    The Electric Me Go Speed Go!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2009
    9,083
    5,778
    0
    Location:
    Undisclosed Location
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    I suppose you can fairly call the Prius c "cute".

    I actually think it looks "sporty".

    To generalize? So excuse me if you disagree. But I think most guys, don't like their vehicles being described at "cute".

    I've had a few people call my Honda Fit "cute"...and I don't say anything because they mean it as a compliment. But? I don't like it.

    For me? Call it Sporty...or anything....but don't call my car "cute"...Cute? I don't want in relationship to my vehicle.
     
  7. macmaster05

    macmaster05 Senor Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    4,030
    713
    5
    Location:
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Yeah it also looks bigger from the side view. When you look at it from top-down you can't really tell how long it actually is.
     
  8. BruceInOKC

    BruceInOKC Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    190
    90
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Yes, women like to be told they have a cute car, but it's insultive to men. Sporty works better.
     
  9. crebble

    crebble Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    176
    46
    0
    Location:
    Shohola PA
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    That's the genius of the design. It has curb appeal for both sexes for different reasons.
     
  10. Minnesotan

    Minnesotan Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    77
    24
    0
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Three
    From the side view, I suppose it is "cute." However, the front looks absolutely furious. It looks like a great big angry chipmunk with its cheeks full.
     
  11. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    220
    24
    0
    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Hahahaha!!! I thought it looked like a Samurai warrior with the fu man chu mustache lol!! I love the front of the C!
     
  12. Ashley7

    Ashley7 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2012
    542
    220
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    2019 Prius
    Model:
    XLE
    :pound:
     
  13. ewaboy

    ewaboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2012
    693
    205
    0
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    +1

    LMAO!:D - along with Kirkuleez and Ashley7.

    I think when I get mine I'll see if my friend can fab up some front teeth to fit the lower grill opening.

    It's the Eyes!!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. timtim2008

    timtim2008 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    203
    21
    0
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
  15. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    42,855
    14,324
    41
    Location:
    Canada
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius Prime
    Model:
    Technology
    Great, now I can never look another c in the face again! :lol:
     
  16. arlotone

    arlotone New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    25
    8
    0
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    My wife and I decided that it has the snout of a guinea pig and the tail fins of a rocket. So, it's both cute and sporty -- what's not to like? :)

    By the way, I've been eager to see someone else's around town, but hadn't seen another yet. Then today I went for a hike outside of town and there were TWO parked at the trailhead. One already had license plates, the other still had the temporary plate. I wonder if the other drivers did the same double-take when they saw mine.
     
  17. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    220
    24
    0
    Location:
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Haha, I thought about that to because I call mine The Great White :D That would rock :rockon:
     
Loading...