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  1. It was an issue before the gen4 facelift came out in the uk and I was told that model would not be affected, but now it seems it can - why didn't they fix it then! They are going to lose a lot of customers over this, bit of a 'Boeing' moment if you like... 😞
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  3. I found out that CCTV is useless unless they can cleary see the faces and id them. The plates were cloned, so no help there either. Regarding toyota, I would not trust their hybrids until something is done. I'm sure other cars are affected too, but only mine was attacked in our car park! Do hybrids have more tempting CATs I wonder? (2 instead of 1?) At least an electric car would be CAT less! I probably would have gone EV this year, if there were suitable ones available at the time.. We are almost there I think....
  4. I can't believe I now need to worry about my gen4 after being assured at the time there was no issue with gen4's... It's really depressing. I'll probably get a catlock(now available for gen4 apparently), but it sounds like even that is not foolproof... What I really don't understand is why it's just prius' (and Aurius) being targetted, surely most toyotas hybrids are now at risk? I had a quick look under some cars today at the dealership - looked like a new rav4(a possible future choice for me) would be easy, lots of access, I doubt you even need to jack it. I have not heard anything about lexus being affected, so I looked under a NX 300h and the end of a cat is just visible coming down from the engine bay area, so I guess it would be very hard to remove! Do lexus have tilt alarms too? (I do like the NX, but it's so inefficient with a WLTP of 37mpg!) My next car might just be a lexus at this rate, or I give EVEZY a try... but what a shame when the prius is so good... I expect this will be my last toyota because of this.
  5. I just visited my local dealer and they tell me I can have a catloc fitted to my gen 4, for the usual £250.
  6. I have the 6" tom tom, so there's only 1" in it! But I prefer not to have to look down and across at a sat nav; the tom tom sits on the dash behind the steering wheel, so it's directly in my line of view. (I coped Pete B's setup after seeing his pictures!) I miss the gen 2 with it's high up display, but, the gen 4 facelift is supposed to show nav arrows on the HUD, so that might mitigate it I guess. Does the toyota sat nav do 3d views now? (Not on my gen 2!) It's a very smooth update on the tom tom and nice and high up point of view on the display. The traffic is the main reason I am currently using a sat nav, so that is why I favour the tom tom so much. I havn't tried to take a different route yet, but I do remember all the 'turn around when possilbe' type messages when I had a tom tom a while ago!
  7. I just disabled the SKS remote entry in the car options, solved that issue. I am quite happy to press a button to unlock/lock, just like the old days!
  8. This was almost a deal breaker for me, as I really wanted sat nav, but the initial cars didn't have it(business edition) and the dealer said it could not be upgraded. I must say that even though it's a bit inconvenient to setup/put away, a tom tom is *miles* better than the sat nav I had in the gen 2. I still hope apple car play may arrive one day given we have MM17 at least...
  9. I seem to have got a facelifted prius that you can't actually configure: business edition with SIPA 🙂 Maybe the first few cars were special? I like the black bits, but you do have to keep dusting them.
  10. I seem to remember there was something a bit clunky with that switch, like if you pressed it again when it was on nothing came up on the LCD display to say it was off - which is what I would have expected(but I guess the yellow/orange icon on the left of the dash should go out). Turning if off worked for me, but these days I always leave it on; it 'tells' my passengers when I'm getting tired!
  11. > DId you see my test drive notes? Oh yes, a very interesting read! 🙂
  12. Just a followup for those thinking of upgrading: Being tall, I do miss the higher seats in the gen2 which I found more comfortable - the gen2 gave me some thigh support, I cant get that anymore. The economy is very good. So far I have had 66mpg, 68mpg and now 70mpg(measured at pump, not the displayed car mpg); I like the way this is heading! (The car is not really run in yet and we have warmer weather now. I would get aroung 56-58mpg in the gen2 at the same time of year). I only use the 'normal' driving mode and I have aircon always enabled and climate set to eco. I still think the gen2 might be a little bit quicker off the line, but I don't miss the gen2's horrible braking/skipping when going over bumps/potholes. It is so much nicer to drive than the gen2. Almost fun! I turned off the road sign assist, it was wrong a lot and prevented me seeing the instant economy bar next to the speedo (like the gen2 bar), which truly tells you when that engine is off. I find the auto wipers pretty good. I find the visibilty is genreally better, although it's a shame you can't invert the mirror at the top off the windscreen like before. I have not yet seen another gen4 mid cycle refresh on the road, so it's nice to drive something a bit different. I gave up on mirrorlink - just hoping carplay may arrive given my car has MM17 multimedia like corolla and rav4 I am keeping an eye on any feedback(PeteB!) on the latest Rav4 hybrid, as that has seats that would suit me more (but I would miss a lot of prius features/running costs!)
  13. Yes, I had samsung carmode app on the phone too, tried launching it before, no good.
  14. I have car and house keys on the same ring, so a pouch would not work for me unfortunately. I kind of prefer the old system of pressing a button, I find the new system a bit unnatural anyway!
  15. Being over the speed limit was turned off by default on my car. Regarding mirrorlink, it did not work with a samsung galaxy s7 phone running android 8.0.0. The phone said it was connecting via mirrorlink, but the car didn't see it. I probably need an older version of Android... this is a bit pants I must say!