Poll for your reaction of the Gen 4 - so far.

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by DeanFL, Sep 9, 2015.

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  1. Extremely Pleased

    6.1%
  2. Pleased

    28.2%
  3. Neutral so far

    27.8%
  4. Not pleased

    22.9%
  5. Very Displeased

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  1. bisco

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    can anyone confirm if there will be a spare?
     
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    Agree. The white trim on both the wheels and the interior isn't doing it for me. Maybe Toyota will offer an option for different color trims and/or wheels. Doubtful, but the trim is likely polarizing. Otherwise, I like the new (weird/different) look. Let's see how it drives. With 150hp, the Gen4 might have some decent performance - finally!
     
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    Not really impressed by the looks, and seemingly reduced functionality of the Gen 4 such as the loss of the 2nd glovebox and no under storage under the rear? I liked that I could put a blanket and other emergency supplies in there for the gen 3 prius.

    Also, those taillights look like they're going to be incredibly expensive to replace if you get rear ended even just slightly.

    If the Gen 2 Plug in Prius only gets 30 EV miles on the JC08 cycle, then that'll translate into what, 20 miles EPA, and probably 14-15 in real world "everyone drives fast" use? That's only half of what even the Gen 1 Chevy Volt can do. It'd better have AWD standard on it, or I'll just get a competitor's plug-in instead.
     
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    20 would be perfect for me, that's the trouble with ev's. at least with the prius, you have a great mpg machine when the electrons are gone.
     
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    Couldn't agree more about the "reveal" last night. Faye didn't really have much to say that we had not already been told. He didn't seem at all prepared. Would have like to heard more about when we can order the new vehicles, how to get in the "cue", colors, specs. Having a hard time believing they are bragging about gaining 0.6" width. Was that a priority for customers? I love my '05 Prius and hope they have taken the same care in the next model.
     
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    Not for me. A Gen I Honda Insight has a better design imho.
     
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    Someone called the white "bathroom fixtures" I hope that name sticks.
     
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    Looks like an Apple design to me, like an iPhone in the same ugly white trim.
     
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    :D, Oh Boy, I was totally wrong a couple of weeks or so ago: 4th generation coming 2015! | Page 271 | PriusChat
     
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    If the 'actual car', when available early next year passes our review and we decide to purchase (unlikely for now...) we would choose the red exterior --- and considering the above interior comment -- hope the white trim also comes in porcelain Bone, Almond, and Biscuit....

    Also - during the Reveal, or even now- the day after --- one would think that Toyota would provide more info to potential buyers and followers. esp when the new model would be available to order and more detailed specs. This has truly been a lousy unveiling, especially knowing the Prius has a dedicated customer base. This is one way to sour that feeling. Toyota may very well have lost one dedicated customer here, and expect to go with a hybrid competitor next year.
     
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    Honestly.....it seems a little more like a G3.5 than a G4.

    The Fisher Price center console left something to be desired, and I've already hated on the rear lights and the "me-too!" Amy Winehouse headlamps enough.

    Between this and the delayed Volt 2.0, I'm thinking that I'll keep rolling the dice on what I'm driving and wait for something else.
    $40K Tesla?
     
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    We saw a spare in one of the vehicles, and a tire repair kit in another. It seems to vary by packaging.
     
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    What does your response "Sigh" mean in the context of my comments about the spare tire?
     
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    I said already styling isn't my main priority; if the car is intrinsically good enough, I'd force myself to accept it. But as some others said, they went too far to be different so the car looks unbalanced. Not a deal breaker for me but since my need for more cargo space is acute and I find the lines of the Prius v far more pleasing, I may gravitate to that instead. Interior upgrades will be sorely welcome since my 2011 Two Liftback is as low-rent inside as it could be.
     
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    What they say! What you drive is a extention of that person. So no ugly car for me!
     
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    So sounds like back seat headroom may be better than I feared (as noted, I didn't put a lot of faith in that casual comment), but things are just about as bad as expected for overall height of seating positions. Neither of us are particularly short, so my concern wasn't seeing over the dash (though it's nice to hear that's not an issue), but rather the ingress/egress issue. Climbing in and out of a car isn't something I've much tolerated for my last several purchases, and I'm even less inclined to put up with it now. It might not be a dealbreaker for my wife, and she'll be the decider on this one (I do almost all my driving in a 2012 Mitsu i-MiEV BEV) - but she's not going to like it.

    Sigh. ;-)
     
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    At this point, with the idea that I can get a version with a spare and no white on the steering wheel or console, we will likely buy a Gen IV when it is available.

    Our Gen II has 154K miles and by the time a Gen IV is available it will likely have more like 165K+ miles and eight years since we purchased it. We are ready for a new one. Some of the things about the Gen III (that we skipped due to the flying buttress) are interesting including the remote start air conditioning and no belts. The main thing is to start over with zero miles on the odometer.

    I haven't seen anything about the Gen IV that particularly attracts me other than it doesn't have the flying buttress. Perhaps that will change when Toyota releases details. More mpgs are always good but we'd be happy with Gen II results so more is icing on the cake. Our decision to buy a Prius is more about cargo space + mpg + price + reliability than external design.
     
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    Of the three cars we had at Las Vegas, only one of them (the silver one) has a spare tire. Here's photo proof.

    Spare Tyre.JPG


    The other two only have a tire repair kit. One is the Touring in Hypersonic Red with 17" wheels. The other is Midnight Black with 15" rims.


    So right now, all we can deduce is that some models will have a spare and some won't. We don't know which one is standard and which one is optional.



    Yeah, it's definitely designed to be a sportier car than any other Prius before it. I know the Gen 1 was designed to have a nice ingress/egress height (hence the taller roof design for what is a traditional sedan shape). This one is lower but once you're inside, the seating position is really nice. I just wish the steering wheel tilted just a bit higher. (Or mounted higher but I understand why it's mounted low - because the dashboard is in itself low for good forward visibility and also because the seats are mounted lower so you don't want to have your arms higher than your heart while driving or else they'll get numb)
     
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    Thank you.
     
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