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

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  1. priuscatprimeguy

    priuscatprimeguy Senior Member

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    Just push the button next to the green light in the charge port
     
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    Not a like/dislike but remember way back when, where if you're driving in EV mode the mileage would be 999.9 miles? Well the Prime is now reduced to 199.99 miles EV. Have the Toyota guys figured 199.99 miles in EV is more accurate?:confused:
     
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    And a BIG dislike is the maximum volume of streaming music (Pandora, IHeart, etc) is much lower than Satellite Radio.
     
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    Way back when, when? On my 2004, it's 99.9 MPG.
     
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    2012 on a PIP
     
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    this might have to do with your phone's Bluetooth volume...when I stream via Bluetooth (TuneIn, Pandora, Spotify, etc.) I have to turn the volume of the car way down if I have set the volume on my phone to max...
     
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    Good to know SeattleHawaii! I'll check it out:cool:
     
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    A nice feature:

    spring loaded divider on front cup holders to accommodate long handle travel mugs.
     
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  9. Lee Jay

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    On the one I test drove, my water bottle just barely fit in the cup holders, and one of the two would snag it on the way out every time.
     
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    Overall I love this vehicle. The only dislikes I have are

    1. The road noise from the stock tires.
    2. The center console hinge is on the passenger side, making it difficult for the passenger to grab stuff out of there. The hinge should have been at the back so it lifts up, like the one in the back seating area.
    3. The passenger can't enter in a destination while the vehicle is moving. Maybe there's a fix for this I haven't read about.
    4. The beeping while the car is in reverse is quite annoying
     
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  11. Lee Jay

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    Go to your dealer and have them fix number 4. It's a settable option.
     
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    I am just happy that it came out. It will get better from here on. Happy for you .

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
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    congrats and welcome! if you can afford it, pick up some michelin energy savers a/s. they are so quiet, it's hard to believe you're driving the same car. and check the priuschat shop for lock pick, it eliminates the inability to enter destinations while moving, but i don't know if gen 4 is available yet. agree on the console cover, i feel like they changed it just to change it. all the best!(y)
     
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    Ah...748 pages of Japanenglish. I'm working my way through it.
     
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    Download the PDF and use the search tool. Way better.
     
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    The wireless charging pad leaves much to be desired. The maximum amperage of the charging pad is 416 MA (5 Watts) not enough if you're on a phone call. My phone gave me a message that the phone is drawing more power than what the charger was putting out. So I bought
    Anker Quick Charge 3.0 42W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive+ 2 for Galaxy S7 / S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5 / 4 and PowerIQ for iPhone 7 / 6s / Plus, iPad Pro / Air 2 / mini, LG, Nexus, HTC and More
     
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    At some point, I'll probably be looking into modifying the wireless charger to fast charge. I still want to use the power button. Maybe a high power pad affixed over the black built in pad, directly wired to the switch. I'm not in a particular hurry as I have a wired fast charger for my S7 that works very well, the pad would just be much neater.
    On a somewhat similar note, has anyone figured out how to use the google assistant in place of siri eyes-free?
     
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  18. Lee Jay

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    I don't think it's possible.

    I've never found Google Assistant to do anything useful on my phone anyway.
     
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    Not true for the UK. All uk Gen4 models have this acording to the brochure.

    Posted via the PriusChat mobile app.
     
  20. WimN

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    The Dutch model also have them. We have only one model and an optional luxury pack.
     
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