Wish features

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by will the engineer, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. will the engineer

    will the engineer Active Member

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    Oh boy, I sure wish the prime advance trim had auto adjusting mirrors.
    When I shift the car into reverse, I wish the mirrors would point downwards so I can see how close the tires are to the sidewalk.


    Anyone else?
     
  2. schja01

    schja01 One of very few in Chicagoland

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    My Venza has auto tilting side mirrors. When I got my PA I missed them. I don’t any more.
     
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    Jdm might have them
     
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    I looked at a RAV4 hybrid before we bought the Prime. It had what the salesman called "birds eye view" cameras, which I think is the 360 degree camera now available on the high end version of the Prime in Europe. I wonder of they could be retrofitted to my 2017 model?
     
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    As long as we are wishing:

    I wish my Prime Advanced had at least 2 memories for the front drivers power seat. Seems reasonable to me.


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    For the first time in my life, I have a fully loaded car with auto tilting side mirror, bird's eye view camera, memory power seats, memory side mirror, memory steering wheel position, power tilt & telescopic steering column, ventilated heated & cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, remote engine start, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power liftgate, BOSE 13 speaker (include dual subwoofer) acoustic wave sound system, and dual panoramic moon roof. The car is used 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid I recently acquired. This used vehicle I found just happened to be a top of the line Platinum model with Premium package option.

    But to tell the truth, only features I and my wife appreciate, power liftgate and remote engine start, and heated and cooled seats. The rest, I couldn't care less. I wished PRIME had engine start and power liftgate but no longer needed with our new used car. ;)
     
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    I know Avalon has 3D camera. I wish the Prius Prime Adv had one.
     
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    trade offs
     
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    Ok, I'll say it: spare tire.
     
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    I'm finding the 15A limit on L2 charging to be more of an annoyance than I expected. A number of charging stations near me have moved from kWh-based pricing to time-based pricing, which assumes 30A in the hourly price. This means that a Prime is paying 2x per kWh than other cars that use the station. The two closest to me charge $2/hour, which comes to about $4.25 for a full charge; the 20-25 mile range you get would cost about $1.50-.75 in hybrid mode given current local gas prices.
     
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    I am surprised no one mentioned more cargo space yet.
     
  12. will the engineer

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    good catch!
     
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    That was a wish for the gen2 Volt, and for the same reasons; the 2019 finally got it.

    The main reason for the slower charger is simply cost. A PHEV has that gasoline powered back up, so many buyers are likely unwilling to pay the higher price for a faster charger. Then the Prime has a much smaller battery than the Volt, and has more limited cooling for the its battery. A faster charger may not result in much faster charge times as the faster rate heats the battery up faster. So the battery protection software will quickly throttle the charge rate back because of that heat, and it will still slow it down when approaching full.
     
  14. a_gray_prius

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    My wishlist:

    1. 6.6+ kWh charger
    2. auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors (which auto-fold)
    3. CLOTH SEAT OPTION (preferably highly bolstered)
    4. ventilated seats with 2-driver memory (like the Lexus models)
    5. integrated front and rear view cameras with recording to USB or other removable media (no interior camera)
    6. panoramic glass roof
    7. improved infotainment (that map is suuuuper clunky for 2019 and the 2nd largest carmaker in the world can do a lot better)

    My never-gonna-happen wishlist:

    Prius PHV-F GR
    • Transplanted LS500h hybrid system using the 3.5 L 8GR-FXS V6
    • Aluminium frame
    • 1,900mm wide (approximately 6" wider), 1270mm height (approx 8" lower) - this is approximately the same dimensions as a 488GTB
    • carbon fiber sports seats
    • <3600lb curb weight
    • flat undercarrage and aero features
    • further lightened track variant with carbon-ceramic brakes and multi-adjustable suspension with remote reservoirs
     
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    I think the number of times I've wanted my side mirrors to point at the ground is about three, in my life.
     
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    I back my cars into the garage and, although a rear camera helps, it is soooo nice to see how close I am to stuff on the sides or between the bays...also nice when parallel parking to avoid "curb rash".
     
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    I've backed cars and trailers into places tens of thousands of times, including every day at work, and I've never wanted to see the ground during those operations. I only use the backup camera when judging distance to the back bumper.
     
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    Fair enough, but rather than looking at the ground I like to see how closely my rims and side panels are approaching possible uh-ohs. I've driven with campers, boat trailers, open and closed trailers for decades (being an old geezer with lots of toys) but this is not about backing into a tight spot, as much as having an additional tool at your disposal. Our other cars have passenger side mirror auto tilt on reverse, and we love it (price out Mercedes OEM rims to better understand why the feature is worthwhile).
     
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