Why no more V style PiP

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  1. PrangleyPiP

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    I'm very new to the PiP world and am likely buying a 2013 over the next week or so.

    I guess I'm just wondering how the old style that i am looking to buy has worked out?

    I notice that they no longer make a V style version and now have the prime instead. Was there a reason for this shift?

    They are asking $17950 for a PiP that has 73k on it. That's on par of cheaper than regular style Prius Vs as far as I can tell.

    Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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    In 2016 no PIPs were built. Instead, Toyota took the year off to develop the Prime with double the EV range. I think the price you were given would be a bit high for most cities in the US, even for the Advanced model, but it may still be OK in Ontario.
     
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    welcome!

    there has never been a V style version of the pip, if you mean the prius wagon.

    the gen 1 pip has the same body type as the gen 3 lift back prius, and the new prime plug in has the same body style as the gen 4 lift back prius, but with different looking front and rear.

    if $18,000 is a good price in your area, go for it, and all the best!(y)
     
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    Well I'll be.. those cars look really similar in pictures.. huh. So it's a bit shorter and less bulby than the V.

    In the past I owned a 2006 HiHi and my ex drove a Camry Hybrid.. So, I know a little about what's going on here.. but clearly have much to learn.

    There aren't exactly a lot of Toyotas around the Motor City area ;)
     
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    pip is a great vehicle, if you're comfortable with the interior space and hatchback styling. keep in mind the 10 mile ev range and lack of spare tire.
     
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    This is somewhat unrelated to my original post. I still have yet to buy my PiP.. the current owner is very slow to respond.
    Another concern I have is the fact that I am very active and I'm wondering the following: if I put a thule 4 bike mount off a hitch, will there be enough clearance for kayaks and paddle boards on a roof top thule system?
     
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    This would be a question to post in the regular 3rd Gen Prius area since the car has the exact same dimensions as that one.
     
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