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I'm driving the 2016 Prius next week. What do you want to know?

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by Danny, Nov 2, 2015.

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    Long time lurker... new account holder here!

    I work at a dealership that is going to have one early (Dec 4th) for people to look at and touch... Just north of the Golden Gate @cycledrum
     
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    welcome, and thanks!
     
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    My dealer told me they aren't getting any until sometime in January. :cry:
     
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    They are going to be released January 4th for the SF Region... but we are going to have one early to show off... No drives or anything though...

    They won't even let us drive it!
     
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    Perhaps @bisco needs a cuppa coffee and a faster Internet access:
    [​IMG]

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Hi Danny,

    I've been Googling for a while and had not luck finding a reference for the new horsepower calculation beyond two papers discussing plug-hybrid operation. The problem is the plug-in calculations were somewhat obscure as the papers were more concerned about other aspects.

    Could you ask your sources for a reference to how the '121 hp' is either calculated or measured?

    Thanks,
    Bob Wilson
     
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    Danny,
    So that is what you look like without red hair :)
    Quick question. In one of the threads, it said there was a button to disable the traction control system. On your drive, did you
    see such a button ? Thanks for the great pictures and videos.
     
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    Saw this picture from the SF auto show on the news today.
    [​IMG]
     
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    There are other Prius there that you can sit in.
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to check it out today!
     
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    i really have been looking at the volt....but ive had several prii. i think the one that im VERY interested in will be the two eco...also i live in nashville so im especially curious as to when i could order one for lease.....inquiring minds want to know.
     
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    A bit off topic, but .....

    VW diesel enthusiast have long touted the diesel is nearly as fuel efficient as the Prius.

    Amid VW's emissions cheating fiasco, VW executives are now saying the fix is "manageable."
    It will be interesting to see what the trade-off will be. I assume VW cheated to elevate the fuel efficiency numbers. To make the emissions "work," they may need to make hardware and software changes that will lower the overall fuel efficiency, else why would they have cheated?

    It will be interesting to watch.
     
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    check out the vw cheating thread for the answers. ^^^
     
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    is there still a delay in the rear cam when you put it in reverse?
     
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    disco - I always enjoy , and appreciate your comments,

    What are you talking about in the above comment?
     
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    when you put it in reverse, it takes a few seconds for the screen to show the rearview camera. kind of a pain, when you want to start backing up right away. what are you driving?
     
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    Yes that indeed is annoying!
     
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    I don't notice a delay with backup camera image in rear view mirror, guess it's just with the MFD.
     
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    interesting. i wonder if it's because it has to override what is already being displayed?