What I don't like about the 2016 Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by cproaudio, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. bisco

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    they already have an accessory to cover it, if you want the model that comes with the white.
     
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    The problem from my perspective is that both the white and the glossy black accessory are very poor choices.

    White is really poor because of glare, marks and black dog hair
    Black is really poor because of dust and is more susceptible to heat problems. Making it glossy adds the problem of marks.

    A good choice would be a matt finish in light to mid grey. There are good functional reasons why this approach is used so widely.

    A sandy color would also be OK where it works better with the paint color.
     
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    Chevy's "Open Patent" :D
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    that shifter takes up way too much real estate.
     
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    darn, thats a lot of touch buttons thats hard to even see let alone touch...

    I am sure someone would make some other color for accessory.
     
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    Yeah, color scheme aside: it's the trend to flush, indistinguishable buttons, and now info screens, that's not cheering me up. I doubt the industry is gonna back off on this. Too bad.
     
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    what we need is a few programmable buttons and dials. i can put up with a touchscreen for the rest that i hardly ever use.
     
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    not so sure tho, because GM got a lot of negative remarks for this in their customer reviews, like CR... Toyota with their own touch buttons fared much better because they had physical marks on the button to make it easier to press even if it is touch button.
     
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    And masking tape
     
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    love the euphemistic color names that companies give...

    Dude, they got the idea from you!

    lol ok. My PiP is seaglass pearl too, but no one gets that right either... It's either green, grey, or blue depending on the person or the lighting!
     
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    I particularly do not like anything about the 2016 Prius. And the new commercials are silly too. They are trying to make it something its not. The Prius does not appeal to everyone, Prius owners are unique, they are trying to make it appeal to everyone which it won't do. It's appearance is even more in your face now then it ever was. ::vomit emoji::
     
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    What is gen-4 Prius ?
     
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    you don't like anything?(n) quieter? more comfortable? better info screens? bigger 12v battery? better mpg's? you don't like anything?
     
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    They are trying to increase the market share the Prius holds.
    I don't see anything wrong with that as long as they don't go backwards in efficiency.

    Not only have they not gone backwards, they have increased efficiency.
    Meanwhile, they have increased performance, handling, and some would say style.

    While you may want the Prius to stay a "purist, nothing but efficiency matters" vehicle, broadening the market share is a GOOD thing.
     
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    Meh, think the design team is in their we-can-do-no-wrong phase.
     
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    hey, when you're selling this few cars, you probably can do no wrong.
     
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    I don't know, it seems the gen 1, 2, and 3 were pretty tame looking. Gen 4's styling seems destined to offend. The front and sides are okay, despite using the Saturn Ion as design inspiration. But the rump is truly alarming.

    Still, Toyota seems to following the BMW Chris Bangle model, i.e. ruin the styling to get attention, and sell a lot more cars as a result.
     
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    will be interesting if it works. but at a buck a gallon, we may see the 'rise of hummer.' :p
     
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    Toyota improved the car design by A LOT. The older Priuses look super boring in comparison. I admit I absolutely hated the new design months before I bought my 2016 Prius. Saw pics and videos and I was disgusted however I said to myself to make me feel better about purchasing the new Prius, I am only buying the Prius for its tech and fuel efficiency, not the car design. The second I laid my eyes on the 2016 Prius I was in love and thought "this is the new Prius? Damn it's way different in real life!" And it is. I have a feeling lots of people would change their minds too about the new car design if they saw it in real life instead of pics and videos online.
     
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    I'm right there with you. I just test-drove a Gen-4 Prius (Four Touring in this case), and I was actually really impressed with it. I really hated the concept design, and at one point a couple months ago, I saw what was LABELED a Prius in an image search, but it had a huge front grille more like a Bentley, and I REALLY didn't like it.

    But I quite liked the look in the Super Bowl commercials, and I liked it in person. I think it looks especially good in black and red - also saw a light-blue color that I wasn't as fond of.

    I'm seriously thinking it might be time to trade up. I'm still in my 2007 Gen-2 - have 160,000 miles and am still on my first set of brakes. But now I might actually have a reason to buy a new one. :)
     
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