New Prime Owner With Random Questions

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  1. MV69

    MV69 New Member

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    Long-time Prius owner and 1st time Prime owner (4/27/21).

    1. Do I ever need to plug the car in or can I just use it as a gas hybrid?
    2. Nav Q. I touch the screen and a circle appears. How do I get it to disappear? Can't find anything about it in the Owners Manual.
    3. Thinking of after-market wheels. I assume that I want lightweight wheels would be beneficial.

    Thanks in advance
    Larry
     
  2. schja01

    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    1: No. Drive as hybrid if you want.
    2: Home button

    If you can’t plug-in but still want to experience electric only driving at the expense of some additional fuel try Charge Mode. You can use it to charge the traction battery to 80% using the gas engine. Charge mode is enabled by pressing and holding the EV/HV button a few seconds until ChgMode is displayed on the multi information display. Enjoy.
     
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    Before you spring for after-market wheels, you might want to pop off the plastic wheel covers and check out the stock alloy wheels that live beneath them... not too shabby:

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  4. MV69

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try.

    I was thinking of doing that. I have a white car so the picture illustrated what my car would look like.
    Thanks.
     
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    I had the dealer leave the hubcaps in the car and I installed center caps on the factory wheels.
     

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    Maybe someday Toyota will realize NOBODY likes the plastic wheel covers, supply a more “presentable” rim? Not holding my breath though.
     
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    Do you have a link to the center caps? I am trading my 2017 Prius for a prime as soon as it gets the the dealer and I am taking the hubcaps off immediately.
     
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    $78 for 4 on Amazon, where I've purchased them twice
     
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    Be patient and keep an eye on eBay. I got an OEM set for $45 delivered:


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    “Genuine Toyota” on EBay isn’t always genuine; that was my experience. Not saying it’s always thus, but you are taking more of a gamble. What I received needed a little Dremelling, but worked out.
     
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    They are available on amazon or at the dealer approx. $80.00
     
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