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lol, yeah I can see where that would drive me nuts. One of the reasons I bought a base G2 Volt with some extras is because I don't need first generation nannies, let alone from a company that doesn't provide consistent updates to deployed hardware
 

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One more review where they do not acknowledge that in BEV mode, the car is anemic. It's electric power is less than the gas power. Only when the battery is fully charged AND the ICE is running do you get the 10 second to 60mph performance. All Battery, or No Battery modes have significantly less than 10 second to 60 performance.
 

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No mention of the Volt or other competitors (other than the standard Prius) and how they stack up. I hate reviews that do that. And based on all his comments, 3.5 stars out of 5 was generous. Some pretty scenery, though.
 

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I saw a Prime on the road recently and had a chance to look at it for a few moments. Its styling is polarizing - some may like it, but to me it looks way too complex with too many elements that compete with each other for attention. It's the sort of look that, like fins on cars in the mid-1950's, will have a short shelf life.
 

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No mention of the Volt or other competitors (other than the standard Prius) and how they stack up. I hate reviews that do that. And based on all his comments, 3.5 stars out of 5 was generous. Some pretty scenery, though.
At the very end of the article is this: However, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt, with its 50-plus mile EV range and significantly better MyLink tech. is worth a cross-shop for those looking for more potential for long-term savings and fewer frustrations.
 

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The reviewer states "the Prius Prime is better at being a Prius and worse at being a car."

The extra 300lbs of batteries are located above and between the rear wheels, not the best place for it. This extra weight affects cornering and is noticeable when accelerating or going up hill.

Rear storage is significantly compromised by the higher load floor due to the batteries.

The large vertically oriented infotainment screen shows glare and washes out in sunlight. The reviewer states the user experience with the screen and menus was the worst part of driving the Prius Prime.

The Prius Prime defaults to beeping all sorts of driver warnings and alerts including when you shift into reverse. Really? Most warning beeps can be turned off if you dig down into the settings menu.

The reviewer appreciated the flexibility of the driver being able to decide whether or not to use the all-electric range (25 miles) or switch to hybrid mode and use the battery range at a later part of the trip. Over a week the Prius Prime returned 80 to 90 mpg overall compared to 54 mpg for the standard Prius hybrid.

The reviewer praised the adaptive cruise feature but the parallel parking assist scrubbed a wheel against the curb the first time parking assist was used.

The Prius Prime is much more efficient than a standard Prius but the reviewer (an admitted fan of the current generation Prius) found the Prius Prime harder to live with as a car on a daily basis. The compromises and minor frustrations include storage, handling, performance and the touch screen interface.
 

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The Prime says "hey, I'm representin' the worst of Gen 1 Volt, without the best." You know, 4 seats, "gee-wiz" tech that is frustrating to use (think touch-sensitive buttons), polarizing styling (to some), weird chimes, beeps, etc....yet Toyota couldn't even get the best of Gen 1 right--like a no compromise "pure" EV experience, 40 miles + of realistic EV range, great handling, etc.

Sure it's definitely better...than the FIRST PiP--but heck that was a low bar. With that said, I AM curious about the option to have the computer pick gas vs. electric based on its estimation of the best efficiency. Since I drive beyond EV range most days, I wonder if it can do a better job of choosing hold vs. EV mode than I do. Of course, with such limited range, the Prime NEEDS a mode like that....
 

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I saw a Prime on the road recently and had a chance to look at it for a few moments. Its styling is polarizing - some may like it, but to me it looks way too complex with too many elements that compete with each other for attention. It's the sort of look that, like fins on cars in the mid-1950's, will have a short shelf life.
It looks like it should be hanging from the ceiling in a disco club.
 
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