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Harters last won the day on November 25 2018

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  1. My main reason for owning my first Prius was not the economy, I just love the looks, the technology of the drivetrain, reliability and the way it drives. I have never driven such a relaxing car as the Prius and I have had many so called premium brands in the past. The economy is obviously a bonus, its as simple as that for me.
  2. I only ever use NORMAL mode too. Like others I have tried ECO but find it too lethargic, I know you can press through it and get more oomph, but I just prefer NORMAL. I find POWER mode is like a switch, its either on or off which I find not very relaxing at all. I have my climate set to ECO so I guess I may claw bag some MPG there, but I think the AC is pretty efficient anyway.
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    Dash cam

    Its a DDPai Mini2, I got mine for Amazon for around £70, great little dash cam
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    Dash cam

    I have a screen bonded one and its tucked away behind the mirror, not visible from my driving position and gives a perfect view out.
  5. Amazing isn't it. 'Percy' is the best car I have owned and I have had plenty cars in my time including many 'premium' German brands.
  6. I've just clock over 9000 this week, coming up to 2 years old in March 😕 Weird driving home in the rain and hardly a peep out of anything, so I think atmosphere has a play in it as well as temperature. Still doesn't stop me loving it though
  7. Yes I am on 17 inch wheels, but I think its definitely the cold that has made them worse.
  8. You lucky guy. Maybe when it warms up a bit I can have a look at isolating them, but as the moment its just too cold even in the garage.
  9. This is my first Prius and I love it to bits, but I can't agree on the build quality when looking at interior trim as I have numerous rattles and creaks that are starting to grate. They have gotten worse in the cold weather and I have managed to get rid of one that was really bugging me, albeit rather crudely. Build quality as in reliability, then yes 100%. Everything else I love and it certainly won't be my last Prius, but I will not be getting a facelift as its lost a whole chunk of its characty, so it will be next Gen for me
  10. They have moved the heated seat controls to in front of the cup holders so that an improvement.
  11. I think they have spoilt the look, I love my rear Z lights, not too keen on what they have done to the front either. Its lost some of its individuality 😕
  12. Glad I’m not planning on changing my car anytime soon... they have ruined the lights, especially the rear ones that look like Lexus lights that have been chopped about. Looks like they have tried to normalise it Not impressed 🙁
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    Unfortunately the Gen 4 does not have auto lock in the UK. I have had that feature in my cars for many years now and I really miss it. Its available in the US and can be configured to lock when driving away or as soon as you put it into drive.
  14. I have done the opposite and traded in my Renault Zoe EV for my Gen 4 Prius. I only do a small number of miles a year too, approx 7,000, but once the fun and novelty of driving an EV wore off, I found it quite tiring always having to plan ahead and think about charging. It was exacerbated due to it being the main car as my partner only has an MX-5 so is not as practical. I may go back to an EV in the future, but not any time soon as I am enjoying my Prius too much and like that I can just jump into it anytime I like and go for a long unexpected trip knowing I can get fuel anywhere at the drop of a hat. Although I charged at home say 90% of the time, when I did using the public chargers I encountered so many issues. I wish you well and hope you enjoy the Leaf, which I have to say does look very good 😀