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Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by jdonalds, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. hb1148

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    Absolutely agree!
     
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    If I was buying a white Prius,- I think I'd want it.
    Any other color?
    I might opt for the applique.
     
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    That likely does ring a bell with me...
     
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    If you'd Google or eBay "car wrap" or "Carbon fiber car wrap", you'll come up with other color options.

    They sell small rolls for about $20+. Wipe off the surface with alcohol, before putting it on. Hair drier would help smoothing it out.

    Let your creativity goes wild. And if you don't like it after awhile, peel it off then do another color.
     
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    Seems like owners are doing a lot of cobbling. Just keeping score:

    1. Covering up the gloss white interior trim.
    2. Getting a temporary spare.
    3. Dealing with the flat black fog light blanks.

    Simple fixes Toyota could consider:

    1. Go back to darker, textured trim throughout.
    2. Provide temporary spare to all levels.
    3. Paint the fog light blanks body color.
     
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    I think the Consumers Report review of the 2016 referred to the interior as reminding one of a stormtroopers bedpan. My wife prefers to refer to our new baby as an orca!
     
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    One they paint, the other they leave flat black. And fog lights through the dealership are what $280, per side? Funny thing, in the fog light threads, there's little or no mention of the efficacy of the lights, their performance. Everyone's just dealing with the god awful black panels. They might as well just make a faux fog light, that's what they pretty much are anyways. Never use the ones on our 3rd gen, can barely tell when they're on vs off.

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    Agreed and they could offer the puncture repair pump and goo set as a no cost option for people who want it to save weight (the hyper-milers).
    If I had the fog light blanks, I'd probably buy a cheap pair of LED fog lights and fix them in the blanks. But due to the fact that, according to an earlier poster, the blanks tend to fall out, I'd also look into making them more secure.
     
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    I always used the fog lights on my 2010 V/ATP. I found they filled in the center and lit the side of the road better than the LED headlights. By the way, the LED headlights were very good at lighting the road ahead but left a bit to be desired to the sides of the road. I haven't driven enough outside street lighted areas to know if the Gen-4 LEDs with and without fogs are as good.
     
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    Yeah I would agree the difference is noticeable, but guess I'm spoiled, by other experience. In the eighties I was carpooling with someone with a Supra: excellent fog lights. D.O. for our daughter's Pilot, fog lights like the Alien landing lights. :)
     
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    In the late 60's I was stationed in England at an RAF base where we had 2 squadrons of F4 Phantom jets. One of the crew chiefs installed a set of landing lights from an F4 onto his personal car. The light was tremendous, you could see clearly for over a mile. British cops ticketed him for excessive light and made him remove them.
     
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    I would like to have fog lights AND a spare tire. During the winter months here at home, I do get fog and fog lights only at night are far superior to any other light source. However.. if I had to keep the main headlights on at the same time, they wouldn't work. As to the moonstone interior looking like a spaceship, I'm going with the flow. I've purchased two license plate frames which read:

    1) Starfleet Survey Vehicle
    2) My other ride is a Colonial Viper

    Call me a renaissance geek at heart.
     
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    I need that Starfleet frame! (y)(y)
     
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    @MichelleStone Here I'm pretty sure it's illegal to drive with only fog lights, it has to be fog light and low (or high) beams.
     
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    Over the weekend I went to a dealership in Nashville and sat in a Prius that had the black console and black leather-like seats. My Honda fit has a black interior as well, and I want as much bone white as they can cram in there to reduce the heat from the son. It was a blistering hot day and I felt the warm seats through my shorts. And the black console was hot to the touch. When and if I get a Gen. 4, I'm going for Moonstone.

    I wasn't impressed at all by the salesman who followed me around. He didn't have anything meaningful to say. I asked him about Prius inventory and he said they are selling fast, which can't possibly be true. For the entire time I was on the lot, I was the only person there. The poor salespeople were sitting in chairs watching the world go by. He also only spoke in platitudes, like "these are great cars" and "can't beat the gas mileage." I think just by reading Priuschat I know as much about the car as he does.
     
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    Yes, you do know more than the salespeople. Good for your good diligence, you are better prepared. I did get the moonstone interior and do not regret it. I love the look. The cabin seems larger with a light color. I think it makes the cockpit more useable too because your eyes can easily determine where to look. I can see my personal items at night better. Whether it is cooler or not, I can't say. I think it is but I'll never know for sure.
     
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    Probably. I had a car that had them separate and it was absolutely useful on foggy winter nights when I couldn't see anything. But the laws have likely changed. In any case, I'll just complain about those ugly blanks in my car for as long as I own it. It's odd that the highest cost vehicle in the lineup gets the same blanks as the base model. The great equalizer!
     
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