Prius annoyances

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  1. Marine Ray

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    If you don't like it so much, get a different car.
     
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    Invest in some RainX.
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    Yeah, you DEFINITELY don't want to back into a cop car. The others probably aren't as big of a big deal, so it's nice to know if the vehicle you see behind you is fair game. :D
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Going by some posts, I can say the death of the sedan and rise of the SUV is because of rear wipers.
     
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    Although it would be helpful if there was an "always on" rear camera view like the Tesla.
     
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    I didn't crop anything. That's the picture my phone took. That's what you see. Actually the iPhone camera has a better image since it is processed by the phone. It's just a major fail.
     
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    Sedans don't have the same issues typically.
     
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    All I'm trying to say is "beyond" the left and right limits of your picture, due to the sloping belt line and c-pillars, visibility gets even more obscured.

    I'm in agreement with you. ;)
     
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    Rarely -- the angle of the window is much sharper. With the rear windows defroster running, everything just runs off.

    I would suggest you should turn on your rear window defroster, it would have helped.

    That said, I don't like the rear window either, and I didn't like the hatch in a 2010 Prius any better -- I would much rather have a small sedan, but nobody makes one that fits the role of my prime, it's simply the best. That doesn't stop me from wanting more though!!
     
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    If memory serves, it was with the Echo, that Toyota started this "trend" to front-to-rear upward-sloping beltline. That means when you shoulder-check, there's precious little window area to see through.

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    ^ I really don't "get" this, looks wrong; like the suspension is messed up, or God knows what.
     
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    It does look weird, but strangely enough, I actually like it! Just because it looks so odd and kinda ungainly......like a newly born foal....


    iPhone 6s +
     
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    Sedans have had a slope to the rear window like the Prius top one for quite some type. In inclement weather, the view out my Camry's is just as bad as your Prime's, except I don't have a clear second one.

    The defroster helps with snow and ice, but not much with a mild drizzle.
     
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    It helps with the fogging from light rain, you can see it in his picture...
     
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    It will help with fogging, but not much with the obstructing water on the outside.
     
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    No, it doesn't help with the water, but it does help you see, which is the real goal.
     
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    When the water is a sheet, or fine drops, removing the fog doesn't help much in regards to seeing.
     
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    rain y?
     
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    The difference between a Camry and a Prius Prime is that the rear window in the Camry has a fairly steep angle whereas the Prime's window is basically flat.
     
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    I am the one who dose not miss the rear wiper on my PRIME for I rarely need to look the rear of my car using the rear view mirror or I already have way too much cargo in the back that even if there was a wiper I would not be able to see through anyway.

    That being said, I wonder what was the rational behind the car makers to equip almost all SUV (and minivans) with a rear wiper and not sedan or coupe. I've had numbers of sedans and coupes that had fairly flat rear window but did not come with a wiper, but as far as I can remember all of our SUVs and minivans had rear wiper even though the rear window was almost vertical.
     
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