2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Toyota

image2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds long-term update of the 2012 Toyota Prius C includes discussion of the Prius C's simple ventilation controls

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    This is like the same post Ed Hellwig did last week. It even uses the same photo.
  • wdrauchwdrauch Member Posts: 22
    You may consider it simple, but I see many issues with it. The buttons are quite small and sit low on the center stack, making them difficult to see when your eyes should be focused on the road and difficult to operate with gloves on. Plus, using a button for mode forces one to toggle through other modes to get to the one you want; a mode knob is much better because you can turn directly to the mode you want. And with that tiny screen can one actually see the mode icons, especially in direct sunlight?
  • bassracerxbassracerx Member Posts: 188
    so this makes the 999.999 time this subject has been posted.
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    fordson1, I don't think it uses the same photo. I remember the earlier photo had the temp set at 70; this one's at 72.
  • mattsocamattsoca Member Posts: 3
    That climate control LCD screen under the radio looks like it came right off a 1980's era calculator. Toyota deserves to get dinged on the cheapness of this display. In the era where Edmunds can (and will) ding other manufacturers for the the hardness/softness of dash materials, how does this thing get a pass? Seriously? $23k for a vehicle and it's got a display ripped from dollar-store calculator. Inexcusable!
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