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Video: Underneath the 2016 Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by Coast Cruiser, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Coast Cruiser

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    Interesting video that shows the bottom of the new Prius.
    I was hoping to see what part of the frame might be causing the scraping under my car, but the camera operator goes a little too fast.


     
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    thanks. does it scrape at the end of your driveway or similar?
     
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    I believe that the foldable rearview mirror does *not* have any blinkers in it - that what we're seeing there is just a chrome trim strip, no bulb...??
     
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    correct. and when you say foldable, you mean manually, not electric.
     
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    yes - "foldable" as in they are able to be folded (if I desire to do so), which might be distinguished from "folding" as in "push a button and these mirrors are 'folding' in"... :)
     
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    I've never seen the point of auto-folding mirrors. The only time I think to do this (manually) is when we're on a ferry, and a lot of people are going to be squeezing by your car. Seems like just more weight/complexity, stuff to break down.
     
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    some people have very narrow garage doors.
     
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    There are places, like Brooklyn ny, queens ny etc where folding your mirrors for street parking is a smart idea. For those who live there and street park everyday, there is a point to them folding automatically upon locking.
     
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    i like the overview on the video
     
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    There are parts of the Lower Mainland where folded mirrors aren't a bad idea.

    Shrinking parking spaces, bigger cars leading to more crashes: Experts | CTV Vancouver News

     
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    About the one place I've seen with good parking spaces is the Costo in east Port Coquitlam (near the bridges to Pitt Meadows): good sized spaces, and a pair of lines, about a foot apart, separating each space. The typical lots are crazy: you'll notice some spaces just left empty, and when you look at them you see why, it's nigh impossible to maneuver in/out of them, and/or they're bare minimum and some architect has thrown in a column or something, lol.
     
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    sounds like a case for folding mirrors, gull wing doors, and maybe a rear exit.
     
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    Other people have reasonably wide garage doors and dear wife still managed to break 3 mirrors in 4 years.
     
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    yep, been there. of course, i backed into the closed garage door once.:whistle:
     
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    I've tried to shut our garage door, with the hatch open, more times than I care to admit. It typically derails; I'm getting really good at popping it back in. :)

    The hatch spoiler's looking surprisingly good, I've put a cushion on the garage door trailing arm.
     
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