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

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  1. Lee Jay

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    I think you guys are nuts. I usually ask my family not to talk too much while we're in the car because it's distracting. Music actually helps me concentrate on driving. I listened to music 16 hours a day while I was in engineering school. It helped me immensely to get my homework done.

    I have never listened to an audio book so I suppose I don't know how distracting it would be, but talk in the car sure is, and talk radio (when it was useful 30 years ago) was so distracting I stopped listening except at home.
     
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    I can't listen to music in the car.

    Rock -n - Roll makes me drive too fast. Way too fast.
     
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    have any studies been done on audio books? maybe i'm like the phone crazies who don't think it's a distraction.
    i will happily stop if that turns out to be the case. but i think studies have shown a marked brain difference between conversations in the car, and on the phone.
     
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    Personally, I think conversations in the car are way more distracting than those on the phone, for two reasons. First, some people (thankfully, I'm not one of them) won't talk to you without looking at you. I hate it when a driver starts looking at me instead of the road. Second, some of those in-car conversations are my kids fighting in the back seat. I assure you that is WAY more distracting than talking with some rational person on the phone.
     
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    neither of those is good. 30 years ago, i asked my wife if we could put up plexiglas like a taxi. i'm just relaying the science, you can ignore it at your peril.
     
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    hands free cell phone is less distracting than a passenger? that is surprising.
     
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    I suspect measurement errors and person-to-person difference are larger than those small difference shown in the chart.
     
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    what if you have a passenger, are listening to a book, and the phone rings?
     
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    Then it's a race. Does the car crash first or does your head explode first?
     
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    i might have to drive to florida by myself.:cool:
     
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    Unfortunately, optical discs will be removed in the future. The Prime (and a few other cars) are starting the trend.

    The RAV4 was the first Toyota without a CD player on the top trim.

    1 out 4 CD players didn't work for us. It's the 2010 Prius' CD changer that skips. All other ones (even the Corolla) worked for their entire life. I do hear a difference playing CD (when it works in my 2010 Prius) versus playing via BT Audio. It's noticeably clearer to my ears. I have the JBL audio system if that matters.

    The RAV4 Limited doesn't have a CD player but the LE, SE and XLE do. It's not explicitly mentioned (so a few people were annoyed when their top-of-the-line vehicle didn't have something a lower model did).
     
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    I wasn't talking about BT, I was talking about mp3s on USB, which should be full-rate.
     
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    Unfortunately my 2010 does not have USB ($200 or $300 dealer-accessory add-on in Canada). Unlike in the US, it was never made standard in Canada for the Gen 3's lifetime o_O
     
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    I would like to put a curtain up between me and the wife. She spends so much time texting it drives me crazy. And at night the light relecting off the windsheld and side windows is extremely distracting.
     
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    happy wife, happy life.;)
     
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    Uh, why do you think we want dynamic cruise control and lane keep assist?

    Bob Wilson
     
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    DRC so that you can devote more of your concentration toward keeping track of other drivers, LKA so your first sign of having fallen asleep at the wheel isn't the sudden, shooting pain of another vehicle having passed through your torso.
     
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    What? What? We're not supposed to take a nap? <grins>

    Bob Wilson
     
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    I wish my Prius prime advanced would have a sunroof.

    I also wish the radar would work properly but it malfunctions when there's snow covering parts of the front Toyota emblem where the radar is located. Also every once in a while the auto climate it doesn't work remotely. Just make sure the climate control is not on eco-mode. I think it helps make it work more often.
     
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