Safety Features/High Cost to Repair

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  1. schja01

    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    I love my PP and I love the Safety Features included as standard and in my case the optional ones on the Advanced trim level.
    I know they are expensive to repair after a collision as my car insurance is much much higher for the collision coverage than the car my PP replaced. So be it.
    Consumer Reports paper edition ran a piece on the cost to repair these safety related components if they fail outside of having an accident and after the warranty runs out.
    One of the reasons I opted for the Toyota Extended Service Plan (aka Extended Warranty) is to cover things like this. Yikes every one is close to a thousand dollar bill to fix.
    I included a fair use graphic from the article.
     

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  2. bisco

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    between malfunctions and repair costs, i'm old enough to have shut off the bsm on our hycam
     
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    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    Blind spot Monitoring is “da bomb”. Now that I have it I don’t dread backing out next to high profile vehicle nearly as much as I use to. It’s on my mandatory list for any future vehicle.
    I just realized I am referring to rear cross traffic monitoring. Hmmm.
     
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    our 7 year old bsm goe off when the wind blows, and that's after a $1,200. warranty repair. hopefully, it is improved
     
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    I was nervous about getting a car with that stuff. I feel fortunate that our c only has the radar on the nose and the cameras in the windshield. Nothing in the bumper or mirrors. I just don't want expensive hardware in easy-to-damage locations no matter what good they do.

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    These guys get it. Everything below the beltline is dumb cheap plastic. (Most of them don't have those fog lights)
     
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