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  1. I guess if that’s so, it’ll be a completely revamped model. It may be as you say, a rumour but if you get any further info please let us know.
  2. Hi Ian, yes I was also disappointed but as Frosty reported, sales of the Prius have literally dropped off a cliff. It’s not popular any more & no manufacturer is going to make any car model that’s not selling. I guess like you I’m going to hold onto my car for a lot longer. My Prius plus is due for its 60,000 mile service this month & I’ve only done about 4000 miles since the last service. At 44,000 total miles, I guess I’ve got plenty of miles left in my Prius especially when I read of people covering 300,000 miles. I don’t think your campaign to keep the Prius going will have any effect on the decision Toyota have taken. I’m only too grateful that I had the opportunity to own a couple of these brilliant cars, the original purpose built hybrid car & during its time one of the most reliable & economical cars ever produced!
  3. Let’s put it this way, my experience of taking cars to the Toyota dealer has been very positive. I can’t think of a time they’ve purposely found something to fix simply to relieve me of my wallet. I’m pretty wise yo the going’s on in the garage industry & as a student many many years ago I worked part time & holidays in a garage. It does go on but as far as Toyota are concerned it seems they’ve got enough to do without trying to find extra work for no reason.
  4. Hi Tony, that’s very reassuring. My previous Prius Gen 3, did over 70,000 miles & other than new tyres, services & paying for MOTs there was nothing else to pay for. I kept asking about brake pad replacement because they’d never been changed, but even after all these miles I was told they were only about 50% worn! Hi Philip, I hope the Toyota garage give you some good news regarding the MOT report. I would certainly advise using Toyota to MOT your vehicle in future even if your cars not due for service.
  5. My Prius is due for its 6th year service & MOT during August. Just received the reminder today. If they say anything about my steering & wheels bearings being worn or indeed anything else, I shall get them sorted asap. I’ve found in the past what false economy it is not to get things sorted as soon as any problem is identified. The rural roads where I live are generally smooth & speed bump free so hopefully the car will get a clean bill of health.
  6. Hi Philip, what you mentioned would worry me. I’d need to get it sorted pronto because as far as I’m concerned any play in a wheel can surely only get worse & must in my opinion be dangerous. I always take my Prius to a Toyota dealer for all services & MOTs. That way I’m fairly sure my cars safe. I’d certainly get a second opinion on the play on your wheel! U
  7. Hi Paul, Thank you for posting this info. That’s very impressive. I have to admit I’ve generally changed my Prius simply to get the newer model or an upgraded version. I’m very tempted to buy an all electric car but my present Prius has only covered about 44,000 miles since buying it new six years ago, so I’m in no hurry especially after reading about the mileage you’ve covered & the comparatively few things you’ve had to replace to keep your car going. My sister had an Auris with the same hybrid engine as the Prius. A few months ago she changed her car for another Auris because she was panicking that the car had done 78,000 miles! Trev
  8. If the screen is black could it be a fuse problem? It seems strange that the radio buttons are still working so it it may be worth looking at the fuses that control the Touch & Go Navigation display to see if they have blown.
  9. Hi Joe, thanks for your reply. Regarding age I’m catching you up as I’ll be 73 next week. I have to admit I was a bit shocked at your decision to drop your Prius but I certainly agree with your decisions. Like you we don’t do much mileage these days & as I’ve mentioned before since my last service in August 2021, I’ve done less than 3,000 miles! I might consider a smaller car in future but I’m fairly sure I shall be considering an ev, but as you know those that have any decent range tend to be larger vehicles. However, my Prius is running so smoothly at the moment & I’m in no hurry to change especially as evs might be more affordable in the future. I hope you enjoy your new car & would like to thank you for your invaluable advice & help, which I really have appreciated. With your experiences & knowledge of the Prius, I hope you will still offer any advice for folks on this blog. Take care, Trev.
  10. Hi Joe, i note that you’ve changed your car for a Skoda CityGo. Are you driving the ev version of the CityGo or is it the normal ice version?
  11. If you can’t get a replacement clip, try repairing it with Araldite, which I reckon will give you a better bond than using super glue which I personally don’t think is appropriate for this kind of repair. Give the Araldite time to form a good bond & try to be as neat as possible because from experience using Araldite can be messy if you know what I mean!
  12. I also thought £30/month is a bit steep considering the present cost of the dearest service + MOT. Don’t think I’d be tempted at that price & would rather pay as required. I think Frosty has outlined how the charges are made but do individual garages do their own sums? Just a thought.
  13. Hi Joe, just to add what you said, the service contract I had with Toyota if I remember correctly, included the cost of the yearly MOT as well.
  14. I had a service plan with a previous Prius model, but if o recall correctly, when I bought my last Prius, it came with three years free services & the money accrued in the previous service plan was refunded to me.
  15. Hi Rob, I have a 2016 Prius Excel & there is an online manual for navigation that you can download. This manual gives details of voice control commands. The commands tend to be specific but there are about 10 commands you can use to use voice control to set your sat nav destinations. I’m assuming of course, that the system is the same for your 2020 Prius+Plugin. Generally I don’t bother using the voice control for destination purposes since it’s so easy to simply enter the destination postcode manually on the touch screen.
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