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2015 Toyota Prius

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Posted by LunaTuna on June 10, 2014, 2:43 am
 
What do you think the 2015 Toyota Prius will look like. How much
mileage would you think it would have. And how fun will It be.

     Thing I think of when it comes to this topic is the Prius looking
more like of a sedan. Because a lot of people complaining of how it
looks. That and fashion wise, the hatchback car can look only so
fashionable. Before it starts to look awkward or looks as if it came
from outer space.  


As for the interior. Sometimes you would want it to be more
touchscreen oriented. Because touchscreens look a little more clean.
Rather then having buttons such as Air Conditioning buttons. Some
issues with the touchscreen could be that its not durable. Meaning if
a cup spills on the screen you're out of luck.  
     As for behind the wheel, some features would be that the buttons
on the wheel could be more easy to adjust. Examples could be that the
buttons on the wheel can move so you can press them from any angle
your wheel may be in like if you are taking a right you can press it
even then.

    All in all. I think that the future prius could be a great car. As
always, I do think it would have a lot of mileage. But not something
unrealistically crazy such 100mpg. The Prius would probaly look very
fashionable. While keeping good looks in check.  
     So that is my opinion on what I think it'd look like. I want to
hear from you and what is your opinion on the new model. Do you care
for it or just want to forget it ever existed.
  
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Posted by sms on June 30, 2014, 1:57 am
 
On 6/9/2014 7:43 PM, LunaTuna wrote:

The look is bothersome but a lot of buyers like hatchbacks and there  
aren't that many choices of hatchbacks anymore. If you want a more  
conservative looking sedan then the Camry Hybrid isn't much more than  
the Prius Hybrid.


Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on June 30, 2014, 9:31 am
 

Except the Camry is a piece of shit to sit in and drive.  Honestly,  
Toyota should be ashamed of themselves.

You want what the Camry used to be and should be?  Get an Avalon.

Posted by sms on July 2, 2014, 5:34 pm
 On 6/30/2014 2:31 AM, Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

The Camry Hybrid feels like a luxury car. Not much different than a  
Lexus. The hybrid drive train is more than just a fuel saving gimmick  
due to the way Toyota implemented the hybrid system. You get amazing  
acceleration with the hybrid because both the gasoline and electric  
motors are driving the wheels in synergy. The handling is also awesome,  
definitely on the level of a German sedan. I don't know if Toyota put in  
a better suspension system because of the weight of the extra components  
(batteries and electric motors) but it feels like driving a German  
sports sedan.

Can't comment on the Avalon, they are rather rare. I expect that all the  
Avalons come with a V6 due to the higher weight. We looked at an Avalon  
at the time we bought our first Camry but you just didn't get much extra  
for the extra money except some extra rear seat room and a larger trunk.  
Neither was important to us at the time though 18 years later we still  
have that first Camry and it's running well. Probably spent about $00  
per year, on average, on repairs, including wear items. One radiator, a  
couple of sensors, a couple of idle air control valves, and a rather  
expensive repair of a leaking oil seal.

Nothing wrong with the Prius of course, but it's basically a low end  
vehicle that has the hybrid synergy drive added to it, much like Honda  
has done with the Civic hybrid. The Prius is a good commute car but it's  
not a vehicle for extended road trips like the Camry. It's rather  
cramped if you're transporting two adults and two teenagers, though it's  
fine for small children in the back seat. We may get a Prius soon  
because we want our daughter to have a newer vehicle than the 1996 Camry  
when she's away at school. CA 17 is not a road where you want to lack  
ABS and VSC.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on July 3, 2014, 10:36 am
 

man, your expectations have gone below ground.

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