I really wish the dealer told/showed me...(post your wishes)

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  1. Armando2113

    Armando2113 Junior Member

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    Does anyone know how to install 504d shock sensor add on to factory alarm on a 2nd gen prius 07 need it to work I put it in but dosen't trigger alarm I use the door trigger but nothing it's on and doesn't go off plz help I'm tired of getting my cat stolen if I had a heads up to stop them with alarm and bat I could rest easier
     
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    I wish when i told the dealer i wanted all the tax incentives on my prime. That 2 out of the 3
    rebates in my state you need preapproval. so im out 3000 bucks because i bought the car
    and then read about the incentives. My bad for not doing
    my due diligence. His bad because im sure he knew this but just wanted to make a quick sale.
    Your state may vary.
     
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  3. jerrymildred

    jerrymildred Senior Member

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    Indeed. If you can find a new Prime in FL, you won't get any state income tax incentives. That's because we don't have state income taxes at all. (But Tallahassee still gets plenty from us in other ways. :whistle:)
     
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    That the moonroof on my V doesn't open to the air. :(
     
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  5. GalaxyRain

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    It’s less a what I wish they’d told me vs a what I wish I’d noticed. When they brought out my car for me to get in and drive away, the mechanic had very dirty hands and touched my Moonstone (very light gray) headliner. There were fingerprints. Unfortunately due to the new car shortage I’d had to go to a rather distant dealership to buy my car so I just cleaned it myself.
     
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  6. John S-S

    John S-S New Member

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    When we were going through the car (2021 Prime) there was a tool sleeve in the slot were the charger cord is stored. It had “jack” type tools but not jack to be found. The Sales Rep. and the District Service Rep. had no idea were the jack was. They were going to order one as they thought jack was missing. Turns out, the jack is stored under the driver’s seat, rear seat. I texted our Sales Rep. the location for future buyers. Good grief…..
     
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  7. UpNrth

    UpNrth New Member

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    Wish someone told me how hard I would have to push the dealer to make them actually perform all the necessary things to make the car Certified Pre Owned.

    It was a struggle at every point that I brought up, finally the boss of the dealership came out and all but told me that they didn’t price the vehicle high enough for all the repairs so they weren’t making any money and it was somehow my fault ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Most things were eventually fixed, one thing I just let go, but yeesh..
     
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  8. 05 Prius NY

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    Too much too list. I wish they mentioned that...

    -It burns a little oil
    -that 2004-2005 models can only hold 299,999 miles according to the internet
    -that catalytic converter is a target for theft
    -that the catalytic converter may go bad due to the oil burning issue
    -that the gas gauge freezes in winter when trying to fill it up with gas
    -that the trunk on these cars are known to leak (get a rubber mat to protect the batteries!!)
    -that the LED lights from the factory may flicker on and off by themselves

    A lot of these listed here are hidden problems. Sadly, you don't pick up on these issues on your test drive but once you spend quite a bit of time with it, you'll discover hidden issues one by one. Overall, I do like the car but it is overrated in reliability at the same time.
     
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  9. Wing200p

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    How to post in this forum ?
     
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  10. Opalgast

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    I think it might have been cool to know how much on average proportionally to the price of the car the dealer fees should have been. Makes me sick thinking how much I got screwed.
     
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  11. Brandon King

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    That it didn't have remote start and couldn't use android auto wirelessly. My phone has no usb port so now I need a new phone to use the android auto which is the ENTIRE reason I bought the base model instead of the tech upgrade model.

    Oh and mine doesn't even have maps or apps loaded into it even though it's supposed to. Can't find the MIcro SD slot to make sure it has the map card in it. Not even sure it has a microSD card.
     
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  12. bisco

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    brutal. toyota is so far behind in audio tech.
     
  13. ColoradoBoo

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    After noticing all the little pits marks on the front/top of the hood in my wife's 2017 Prius, and talking to a Toyota mechanic who confessed Toyota's paint jobs aren't that great, I wish I would've gotten the clear bra protection on the entire front and the rearview mirrors. (I did spend the extra money and got it on my 2021 AWD.)
     
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  14. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Underfoot

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    Does she maintain a good following distance?
     
  15. ColoradoBoo

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    Oh yes, she's a great driver. I think the majority, if not all, of the pits are from our cross-country trip to Maine and back to Colorado in 2019...hit quite a few thunderstorms and also took the car up gravel/dirt roads to the lakes while in Maine.
     
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