Is advanced technology package worth the cost?

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  1. I'mJp

    I'mJp Senior Member

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    Dynamic cruise control is the cats meow.
     
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    Never got comfortable with DCC on the Camry I rented. Dynamic Foot and Stalk Control, OTOH, work just fine.
     
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    Like Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, and Apollo 11 who successfully accomplished their missions where other's failed, when I buy a vehicle, I buy those options that I absolutely need and want and nothing I won't use often. Those complications need to be transported for the life of the car, need to be maintained and need to be fixed, should they fail.

    A good example is all those sensors and radar transmitters and receivers that need to be replaced, if damaged. As I recall, the active emblem sensor at the front of the hood costs nearly $1,000.

    To me Smart Key is an expensive annoyance. It is expensive to replace fobs and drains the weak 12 volt, when the car is not used and driven.

    That's why my v is a 2.. I would not be burdened to press a button on a $40 replacement fob to unlock a door, if it did not come with Smart Key.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Titanic Social Director

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    If someone came out with a ludditemobile, I wonder if it would sell? Maybe. Sales pitch similar to the old VW bug?

    A few "features":

    1. 5 mph bumpers, with black rubber contact strips.
    2. Sealed beam headlights ($20 a pop).
    3. Simple, ergonomic Heating/Ventilating controls.
    4. Simple ignition key, no transmitter. The kind the shoe repair guy can duplicate for $5.
    5. Manual roll down/up windows.
    6. Spare tire.
    7. No navigation, no infotainment, (standard dimension) am/fm radio as an option.
     
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    Why has this ancient thread been revived? It's now a moot point. Everything that was formerly in the Advanced Technology Package and more has been standard equipment on all Toyota vehicles since 2018.

    If you don't want to use the features, then don't. Most can be defeated or bypassed.
     
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    There are many buying classic 1960's "70's and '80's cars and using them as daily drivers.

    I would happily buy such a simple car. Call ne a supporter of Ned Ludd.
     
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    Is this something that is happening in South Carolina? There are approximately zero vehicles from the 60's, 70's and 80's on the road here in the Midwest. It's rare to see anything even from the early 1990's on the road. The only Toyotas I see on the road from the 1990's are 1997 and up Camrys and many of those are in sad condition and on the road only because the state I live in doesn't require annual safety inspections.
     
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    Very little rust here in Upstate SC. Climate in conducive to longer lasting vehicles but not on the par with California or Arizona.
     
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    So like Cuba? ;)
     
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    For those of us that own older units ATP is a great option I wish i Ihad the Heads up display and self parking though but i dont do enjoy the perspex roof though...2015 prius V5...so the question might better be said are the options worth it
     
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