Summary of proposed improvements for future versions of Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by CivicQc, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. MikeDee

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    Hope this isn't a repeat.
    I'll would like to see the Drive Mode buttons integrated into the steering wheel. As they are situated on the Gen III, they are somewhat unsafe.
     
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    Yes! Yes! Yes!


    I'm in mpg heaven
     
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    12v port in trunk
    let solar roof to power up 12v
    check tire psi (not a sign when psi is low) seeing actual psi numbers
     
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    I know it's been mentioned before but the lcd display is dangerously unreadable.

    SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 ?
     
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    A gps that works. And a bluetooth that doesnt drop calls!
     
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    Hafta say it's nice to have a ...

    height adjustable front passenger seat

    otherwise shorter individuals never get to sit on those fancy leather / Softex / cloth seats but a goofy wedge cushion instead. Or they can just stare at the dash or doorsill.
     
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    With lithium, there is a greater risk of fire.
     
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    Both of mine have never failed me (so far).
     
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    Change the graphics of the NAVI
    Solar sun roof in the Prius V
    Color choices
    Road sound needs to be addressed
    Sport version like the ISF
     
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    The best addition to me would be an electric remote hatch release, with power closure. I have had two previous Lexus RX350's--- reckon I am spoiled--- just SO handy. Come across a grocery parking lot with your buggy--- hit the remote--- getting items out just situate it at the back, reach up and hit the closure button and snatch up your package and it closes behind you....
     
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    My car takes 32 pumps of the height lever to go from fully lowered to fully up ... 32 (while sitting in seat)!

    Wow that must be a lot of fun for a very tall and short drivers to switch back and forth.

    And, include a TILT KNOB bottom cushion or at the least keep the seat (bottom cushion) TILT very constant through the height range.

    IOW, stop pitching (reclining) seat (bottom cushion) back just for lowering the driver's seat down. What good does it do to bring the seatback up while front edge of seat cushion is high (12" up from floorboard!) unless you want to stop circulation in the legs, geeez. :rolleyes:
     
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    i would love to see
     
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    Seeing would be good
     
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    I saw a camo car today on the 91 East in the morning, had the shape of a Prius. Unfortunately I was on the 91 West so I did not have enough time to snap a pic.
     
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    what did you do to my post?:cool:
     
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    I'd suggest that the regenerative braking position of the shifter automatically return to the drive position when the accelerator pedal is pushed or when the cruise control lever is pulled into the set or resume position.
     
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    I've found that on long downhills that flatten out periodically, I need to accelerate from time to time to avoid delaying people behind me. I think it would be a nuisance if the car dropped out of B every time I did that.
     
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    In the Western USA at least, it would help greatly to have a "Mountain Climbing Mode":
    - Basically, the goal is to drain the battery to the extent possible
    - When I hit the top of the mountain, I would release Mountain Mode
    - Then, I have maximum available charging capacity starting at the top of the mountain

    What this accomplishes:
    - More downhill regeneration capacity available
    - More generator-braking capacity available
     
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    Deeper discharging of the battery is certainly technically possible, but it has a significant impact on battery longevity and reliability. Almost any automobile can be tweaked to perform past it's design limits, but there is almost always a negative trade-off.
     
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