Harters

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About Harters

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  • First Name
    Stephen
  • Toyota Model
    Prius Excel
  • Toyota Year
    2016
  • Location
    Hampshire

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  1. Harters

    2019 Prius unveiled at Los Angeles

    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 🙁
  2. Harters

    PHEV

    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.
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    And it's Goodbye from me

    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 😀
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    Hell Is Buying a Used Toyota...

    Me too, it was the only colour I considered
  5. Harters

    Gen 4 Prius, PiP and Hybrid C-HR Recall

    Mine is included too. The tape round them at the moment looks OK, but I have put a piece of dense foam between the cover and the wires, just in case as an interim measure before I get my letter. I think the recalls are great too. Much rather know about possible issues that can be corrected rather than wait for something to happen which could cause further issues.
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    Gen 4 Prius, PiP and Hybrid C-HR Recall

    I saw this over the Prius Chat and they had a link to a VIN/Reg checker, but it was only for the US. Maybe there will be one available for us here in the UK?
  7. Harters

    Protection Pack for Gen 4

    I am the opposite, I think they look great on white as you have the black/white contrast which matches with the black/white of the two tone rear bumper and rear three quarter panel. With the fuel figures I am getting with my car on 17s I really don't think you need to worry about fuel efficiency 👍. They also really help with the spray and keeping the side of the car clean. I also chose the chrome back which I initially wasn't so keen on but now I really love it and I am amazed at how many admiring glances I get and that ties in well with the bumper protector.
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    Service plan

    I bought my Prius over 200 miles away from where I live and when I asked about service plans they were very upfront with me and said they did them, but did I really want to do a 400 mile round trip to get my car serviced? 😀. Very pleased that they didn't try to mis-sell me!
  9. Harters

    Prius Gen 4 Horn

    Yes, very simple. As you said just unclip the poppers and that whole panel lifts off. Be careful with the poppers as they can ping and drop down in the engine bay!
  10. Harters

    Gen 3 AC issue

    What happens when you put it in Auto? In all cars I have had with CC that is all I do, Auto and then e.g. 21 and the car works out what needs to be done. I have only ever seen recirculate on through flow. In my Gen 4 I have it set Auto 21 and its ice cold in probably 30 seconds. The fan speed starts of slow, then gradually ramps up to get the temperature down then the fans calm down to a nice quiet hum. Not sure how different the Gen 3 is though.
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    New Prius Excel - good deal?

    Yes 17" wheels. There are a couple of quite big hills on the route, but the last portion of my journey does has a very slight down grade where the engine can be off for a good period of time. My battery is usually on 2-3 bars by the time I get to work. The journey home usually gets hi 60's, mid 70's due to having to get the battery charged back up again and the slight grade on the initial starting leg. Overall its a very good figure for the day. I couldn't be happier and thats driving the car in Normal mode and driving just like I have always driven, not Miss Daisy, but I am a pretty steady driver.
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    New Prius Excel - good deal?

    Yes it goes over 99.9mpg 😁 My trip to work, this weather I get over 100mpg when the traffic is right, but generally mid to high 90's
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    New Prius Excel - good deal?

    When you do get to open the armrest locker, make sure it still has the small sliding tray that sits on the top as I can imagine that would be quite easy to go walkies as I find it very useful 🙂
  14. Harters

    Needing Help With Prius Models

    Obviously you can’t guarantee anything but I will enjoy it while it lasts, £130 (currently) wasn’t a deal breaker for me, I just wanted to get it while I could.
  15. Harters

    Needing Help With Prius Models

    I think the only major thing that has changed is the main centre console going from white to black on cars with the all black interior. If you get the moonstone/black mix you still get the white console. I ordered my Excel at the time of the change over, but luckily I was able to get the white console which is what I much prefer. If it had come with the black I would have been very disappointed, but I would have ordered a white one and had it fitted. I went for the Excel as I wanted leather, JBL stereo and the better spec Sat Nav. I have the 17" wheels and I couldn't be happier with the ride and fuel economy. It looks so much better on the bigger wheels IMHO, but I know everyone has different prioirties. Another reason for getting mine a little earlier than initially anticipated was to make sure I secured £0 VED. Any cars registered after 1/4/17 attract £130 after the initial year.