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Posted by Ike on July 25, 2008, 1:41 am
Scott wrote:

In 2004 a good friend wanted a Prius like mine but also
wanted a driver-side seat like that in his Porsche. We
found one in a junkyard, ripped up, for $0.

It took a while to fabricate the adaptation between the
bottom of the recycled seat and the Prius. We included
the power system, wiring it to the car. The nav system
was undisturbed. Works fine.

This was when leather was not a Toyota option. We had
leather installed in his whole car, including the "odd"
seat. It all matches and looks fine - and his Prius has
a power seat!


Posted by Scott on July 26, 2008, 2:35 am

Of course, you then give up the side airbag in the seat.

I'd considered the option (not Porsche, specifically), but decided that
losing an airbag wasn't a good compromise.

There was something in Priuschat a little while ago about Volvo seats in
a Prius:


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Posted by Pete Granzeau on July 4, 2008, 6:08 pm

(1) $,775 more for the Camry.
(2) 11 mpg less on the highway.

Of COURSE it's bigger, more powerful.  It's in a different class.

Why didn't they compare a Maybach to a Yaris?  BIG difference, there.

Posted by Tomes on July 4, 2008, 7:10 pm

Posted by Lu R on July 7, 2008, 8:12 am

Id rather my 2004 Prius with a hatch than a Camry sedan anyday.

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