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The Prius is so cool...

Discussion in 'Gen 5 Prius Main Forum' started by Will B, Nov 27, 2023.

  1. Will B

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    ...snow doesn't even melt off it! :)

    20231029_112451.jpg Full disclosure:I got to church a few hours before my wife did while still snowing. Also, since I was in pure electric mode, no engine heat of note. I like the other reason better.

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    Since this is a church-going thread.... The real question is whether Jesus would take the G3 and leave the G5 for his wife. :)
     
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    Nah, but he at least helped brush off the snow from the G3! :)

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    Maybe black out the license plate on that sweet-looking gen 3. (y)

    I presume the gen 5 just doesn't have a plate yet? That's an American phenomena that just doesn't happen up here: when you pick up a new vehicle they typically have an insurance agent come over, with paperwork and plates.
     
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    Not all states require a front plate. But even here where it is required, enforcement seems to have collapsed (in part from post-George-Floyd law changes), and more drivers are choosing to not display it.
     
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    @Mendel Leisk: Yea, kind of wondered about that, but not until after posting. I bought the car in mid-August and finally got plates in late November. No rational reason why it should take that long.

    @fuzzy1: Both are required in Colorado, but agree that enforcement is lax. I saw so many cars without them after buying the car I actually went online thinking maybe the law had changed since I last bought a car--nope. Alas I agree with the one big criticism that for the Gen5 they shouldn't have had that license bump-out in the front. OK for states where a plate is mandatory, but very unfortunate for folk in states where it isn't. Certainly makes it obvious to mount the front plate, need to hid that bump with something! :)

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    Gen 3 looks like an SUV next to Gen 5. I hope at least it is not a Prius c. :p
     
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    You have serious visual problems interpreting image perspective.

    OP: Looks awesome covered in snow! Nice pic
     
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    Not completely explained by perspective; the gen 5 is lower, has severely raked windshield, “vestige” side glass, less cargo space. It shows.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    I'd say it's more a sedan to wagon comparison.
     
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    I'll agree with sleek sports sedan to... *ahem* car comparison.

    Those two vehicles would illustrate a Star Trek time travel plot very nicely.
     
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    Just to clarify, the G3 is a Prius V, so station-waggony. Looking at the picture now, I can see that perspective doesn't make it that obvious.

    The height difference is really obvious in person, hence some of the livelier discussions about the overall size of the G5. It's also obvious getting in/out of the car: Unlike my G1 or the G3, you definitely get *down" into the car and *up* out of it. I've learned to use the vertical part of the front of the front door as a grab handle to pull myself up and out. If this car lasts as long as my G1, I'll be pushing 80 by the time I retire it, so hope I stay sprightly! :)

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    I think the bigger question is, would Jesus be able to drive on water as easily as he walks on water?
     
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    Depends on if it is frozen or not! :)

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    Ah, the Gen 3 pictured was an SUV after all. :)
     
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    Toyota had it classified as a station wagon.
    Less ground clearance than the gen5.
     
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    To me, it looks more like a minivan than anything else. That's probably what "v" means.
     
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    I seem to recall the "v" did stand for something, maybe "versatile"?

    Similarly, I think the "c" (in Prius c) stood for "city", as in a small runabout for urban use.
     
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    You are probably right, but I always considered "c" as compact (like in iPhone 5c) and "v" as van. To me, Prius v is large enough to be considered a minivan. It doesn't look like a Prius at all.
     
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