Most Obscure Prime Facts (Way Out There)

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  1. Tideland Prius

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    • The background at the top of the 11.6" HD screen changes with the time of day. At night, the Prime at the top of the screen will turn on its headlights.
    • The jack for the car is stored under the rear seat on the left side
    • There are 3 LEDs on the dashboard to indicate charging status. One of them blinks if Remote Climate is active.
    • Pressing and holding the EV/HV button will put the car in CHARGE mode
    • Pressing and holding Ch. up or down on the steering wheel while listening to the radio will tune the audio system to the next available radio station (scan) - source: martydallas.
    • The Prius PHV in the Energy Monitor in the European-spec cars has US-spec wheels.
    • The front passenger seat is mounted higher than the front passenger seat in a Gen 4 Touring trim level.
    • The dashboard trim around the piano black pieces and the 11.6” screen has a stainless steel effect (Toyota calls it satin chrome) vs. silver painted on the Gen 4.
    • If screen beeps are enabled, on 11.6” MFD models, the volume up/down buttons are the only ones that don’t beep
    • On CarPlay equipped models, if CarPlay is in use, it only uses the top half of the screen with the bottom half displaying the climate screen

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    Exterior
    • On models with the solar panel roof, the shark fin antenna is black. On models without the solar panel roof, the shark fin antenna is body-colour.
    • There are two close-assist handles for the rear hatch vs. one handle on the Gen 4 Liftback
    • The rear hatch is made out of carbon fibre reinforced plastic.
    • The double wave rear window is partly for design and partly for aerodynamics.
    • The front of the car mimics the Mirai. Toyota wanted the premium alt-fuel cars to have a similar theme and the Prius Prime and Mirai are the two leading examples
    • The front bumper consists of 3 separate pieces for cheaper replacement should the owner only hit one corner of the bumper
    • Do not replace the RHS reverse/backup light immediately after the vehicle has been driven. Access to the bulb is close to the exhaust pipe and the exhaust pipe may be extremely hot.
    • The European alloy wheels have a grey painted section that match the size of the disc brake rotors.
    • The high beams at reduced intensity are the forward-facing parking lights
    • The front door glass and the front quarter glass are water-repellent
    • The front quarter glass and rear quarter glass are tinted darker than the main door glass

    Miscellaneous
    • Toyota recommends using 20L/5.3 gal of fuel every 12 months. The car will remind you even if the tank isn't empty. “No new fuel has been added recently. Please refuel” is displayed on the multi- information display when the power switch is turned to ON mode.
    • LDA camera image(s) will be saved when a frontal collision occurs. (kinda like a crude/basic built in dash cam) Source: Radar emblem | Page 2 | PriusChat
    • The Prime’s key fob has a satin chrome accent to match the interior trim accent (the regular Gen 4 Prius’ fob has a piano black accent)
    • The Consumption Screen resets when you switch between metric and imperial units

     
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    cool, i want one. with 5 seats and a flat hatch.;)
     
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    Self adjusting day/night mfd lighting & headlights - Our hybrid Lexus SUV, manufactured in mid '05 & sold as one of the 1st models released (06) has the same feature. So it took only ONE decade for Toyota to pass on its Lexus tech to the bread & butter Toyota division ;) .
    That's like the fob tech .... our 04 Prius was suddenly big news to other companies many years later, as other manufacturers adopted smart key tech. You hear commercials occasionally, of WAY more expensive car manufacturers bragging about stuff that the Prius already had, many years ago.
    go prius!
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    are you saying prime gets the credit card fob?
     
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    Heck, in Japan - they even offered a watch fob for the GenIII Prius .... so it's not a question of whether it will have it, it's a question of whether we get it.
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    Umm, I think you're thinking of something different. I'm not talking about the MFD dimming with the headlights at night or staying bright during the day (Our Canadian spec cars have always functioned that way).

    What I'm saying is that the little Prius graphic on the top turns on its lights just like the Model S does on its screen. It's totally a page out of Tesla's book.
     
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    Hmmm, the graphic posted .... It's hard to see what's being described .... i guess that's why we call it 'most obscure'

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    I think it's a little odd it looks like a Lexus front end. The black front part has a little hour glass look that breaks up the Mirai Maw. Or is it me?
     
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    I'd rather have manually operated lights. Maybe I'd like to go "stealth mode" for some reason. Probably better that the masses get automatic lights though, for safety reasons.
     
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    My wife's Ford Escape has this neat icon feature. Turning on the driving lights is also shown on the icon.
     
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    Cool! I love it when manufacturers include little subtle details like that.
     
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    Personally,I have never felt over-worked when I had to manually turn on the headlights.

    But one addition I would like to see is: The headlights come on whenever the windshield wipers are turned on. Visibility is so poor in a rain storm, and when a car approaches without its headlights on, it becomes very difficult to see them.
     
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    that's a new law in mass. if your windshield wipers are on, your headlights have to be on. i would have preferred they force the manufacturers to do it at some point, and grandfather the older cars. only because i have a poor memory.
     
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    New Hampshire has required headlights on when windshield wipers are in use for several years now. A lot of people still ignore this important safety requirement.
     
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    I remember seeing signs about wipers on, headlights on decades ago, but I can't remember if it was for New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
     
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    Our 10yr ol' suv hybrid RX has both auto wipers AND headlights. Been so long - I don't even know where - right off the top of my head where the manual mode switch is

    I never even thought about the notion that the headlights should necessarily be on when it's raining. Sometimes you have just one teeny wet cloud right overhead & yet it can be bright & sunny otherwise.
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    That law is over 20 years old here in Minnesota.
     
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    What about the situation when the sun is out, but it's still raining. I think the south calls it "the devil beating his wife".

    We would go through a lot of bulbs in the PNW since it rains half the days, and on the days it does rain, it's very sporadic. The lights would be going on and off all the time.

    I still like the ability to control the lights manually. There are times I would rather not have the lights on. It's tough to play the game Commandos when you can't turn off the headlights and sneak around.
     
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    Your headlights are still required to be on. All those rainbows are distracting, your lights being on help me see you.
     
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    Isn't it the law in Oregon? I thought so.
     
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