New Prime Owners: (Things discovered/Likes/Dislikes)

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  1. Dan Corjulo

    Dan Corjulo New Member

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    Likes

    Performance is as promised.
    Handles well, could use a bit more wheel feedback in lane correction.
    all in all a fun drive.

    Dislikes:

    1. Entune is terrible. Does not work well at all with Apple iPhone 7s or even 6s.
    2. Entune App's can't be deleted. iHeard, formally Clear Channel, is not something I want on my system.
    3. Consumers led to believe safety connect is on all models. My dealer certainly did. This is really annoying when one realizes remote monitoring with your iPhone is not really an option unless your in the advanced model. It should be a standard feature/
    4. Voice recognition very frustrating. Not at the Google, Apple or Microsoft level. Years behind actually
    5. No Carplay option despite a few years of promising from Apple and Toyota.
    6.Poor selection of App. No google maps, no spotify.
     
  2. geguia

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    Okay surprised anyone didn't mention this as a strong dislike

    the foot well ie dead pedal is made for tiny japanese feet! it's really small and it doesn't comfortably fit my shoe.
     
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  3. Lee Jay

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    I wear size 7, and it never occurred to me to put my food there. It's too far away and too uncomfortable.
     
  4. thatoneraccoon

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    My biggest and really only dislikes are not having the android car and the biggest is no volume knob, dont like the buttons only. I really like everything else so far
     
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  5. Db17

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    Fits my size 11s fine. One of my favorite features on Toyotas

    You probably didn't read in the owner's manual the correct way to fit your foot. I'm sure it's buried in there somewhere in the 1100+ pages :confused:
     
  6. huskers

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    Android car?
     
  7. priuscatprimeguy

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    yup, faster than an iCar:LOL::ROFLMAO::p:D
     
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  8. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    Need a light in the rear hatch area when unloading in the dark.

    Bob Wilson
     
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  9. Lee Jay

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  10. Rightrudder

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    Faster than an iCar,
    But crashes all the time
     
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  11. priuscatprimeguy

    priuscatprimeguy Senior Member

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    :p:LOL::ROFLMAO:
     
  12. thatoneraccoon

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    android auto, I mean
    Android Auto
     
  13. priuscatprimeguy

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    auto....car, what's the difference?:whistle:
     
  14. thatoneraccoon

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    hehehe :D
     
  15. priuscatprimeguy

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    and, yup Toyota is not one of the Android cars:cry: but, hey you can get one for your TaTa:p
     
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  16. Michael Nielsen

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    I guess I am in a tiny minority of Prime owners who likes the big nav/audio screen. To put things in perspective, I buy a new car when the old one falls apart. In the case of my Prime Premium, this was the first time that my previous car was still going strong--a basic 2005 Honda CRV with no back up camera, no navigation, no Bluetooth, no lane departure, no adaptive cruise control, no nothing'! I guess I am just a rube, but I love the whole package--the driving, the nav, the audio, the safety stuff.

    I had jury rigged the old CRV with aftermarket GPS, backup camera, and a Bluetooth gadget fhat transmitted my phone's audio on an unused FM channel. So I went from having a cobbled together system to the real deal with the Prime. The big screen is so superior to anything that I have used before. I still have the CRV for hauling big loads but I only use it when I am forced to. The Prime is a joy to drive in a way that simply never happened with any other car that I have owned except for that very first one, a blue 1964 TR-4. And man, was that car a dog! It was in the shop as often as on the road. Still, it was a thrill to drive. I'm not a car freak, so I guess my standards are not as high as most of the folks on this forum. My iPhone 7 syncs just fine, Siri works, the Toyota nav system has been fine. It's a damn good car that, after the state and federal rebates, cost me the same as I paid for my CRV in 2005.
     
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  17. jgurley

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    Two complaints at this point. 1) They made being able to unlock the car from the hatch or passenger side and option bundled with a big price step. 2) More importantly, they've downsized the whole vehicle. The non-Prime 2017 is probably the same but not only is the rear legroom drastically reduced, but the cargo space is wiped out by the batteries, and all the nooks and crannies of my '05 Prius are gone (under rear deck, under cup holder, second glove compartment. I used to consider my Prius a "station wagon" and suddenly I have a "compact car". I let my enthusiasm for the plug-in feature blur my judgement. I have about two cubic feet of "stuff" cleaned out of my '05 that doesn't have a home in the '17 version.

    Lots of big improvements that help compensate, but I might have waited a few more years for the next best thing if I'd been more thoughtful.
     
  18. bisco

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    that's the first hatch complaint i recall, and my biggest trepidation. i guess most people go into the purchase understanding the trade off's, but i hope the next version is larger inside.
     
  19. Lee Jay

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    This is my biggest problem with the Prime. I've planned a pretty large number of steps before I get it to mitigate this issue.
     
  20. bisco

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    me too, smaller, multiple recycling bins, and more frequent trips. but yesterday, i threw a ton of stuff in the back at home cheapo, and with prime, i will have to lower the seat backs to fit it.
     
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