White Plastic's Fine By Me - 2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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edited June 2016 in Toyota
White Plastic's Fine By Me - 2016 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

Our editors can't seem to agree on the white plastic trim inside the 2016 Toyota Prius.

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  • daryleasondaryleason TexasMember Posts: 501
    Anyone who likes a white interior in a car obviously has never had to keep it clean themselves. They're a pain to keep dirt from showing. Plus, white plastic tends to glare pretty badly in sunlight.
  • djd352djd352 Member Posts: 31
    edited June 2016
    So I checked and was surprised to find no other options! They do offer an Appliqué Package, which includes high-gloss black plastic Appliqués that go over the white portions, but still show some of the white!@#$%. I personally don't mind the white, but why can't they offer another option? :/
  • barich1barich1 Member Posts: 143
    Glossy plastic does not belong in places that actually get touched. It looks horrible instantly.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    Pop off the trim and get a rattle can of plastic paint.
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    edited June 2016
    Let me help you visualize the problem here Josh Sadlier. The photo in your post is obviously the Prius white center console. Have a look at it again.

    Now have a look below at a photo of a turkish (squat) toilet:

    You're welcome...
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    edited June 2016
    I'd have to see it in person, but (shock, horror) I'm inclined to agree with Josh Sadlier. Smudges and dust are much less visible on white plastic than black. It's obvious what kind of aesthetic they were going for ("High tech, innit?"), and I can see how it might not be for everyone, but I don't quite get the cartoon hate for it. (Ditto the original Volt.)
  • desmoliciousdesmolicious Member Posts: 671
    Are you sure that is the console? It looks like a protective cover for transportation before the owner takes delivery. I think the real console is underneath.
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    The white looks very techy... from the 90s.
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