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Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby Gallardo » June 5th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Hey Everyone,

Does anyone own or has owned a Toyota Aqua / Prius?

I'm considering buying one and would like to know what experiences people have had with it.


Thanks a mil..
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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby ramishrrr » June 6th, 2017, 6:16 am

The Aqua is a small hatchback carrying the same drivetrain as the Axio hybrid and the Fielder hybrid. It is a small version to the current Prius which carries a more powerful drivetrain. The Aqua has a 1500cc engine, while the Prius carries an 1800 engine. It is known as the Prius C in the US.
The Aqua is selling pretty cheap as a used car in Japan. For around US8,000 you can get one with reasonable mileage. Then all you pay in Customs is TT$40 for processing the documents.
While I have never driven the Aqua, I have plenty experience with Toyota small hatchbacks. Too, I have driven Axio hybrids and hybrids from other manufacturers. From my experience, Toyota Hybrid systems allow you to run on battery power longer than other brands, before the engine cuts in. Remember that Toyota has been producing the Prius for 20 years, which now, is in its third generation. If a vehicle like that can be popular in the US, then that says something.

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby venum » July 13th, 2017, 2:33 pm

following this now as I am also interested in this

Considering 2 hybrids. A Prius for the wife and the smaller Aqua for a granny to make city driving a school runs

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby *$kїđž!™ » July 13th, 2017, 10:37 pm

Seems like a nice car.....

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby aidan » July 13th, 2017, 11:39 pm

A friend owns one, she paid around 65k for it. Nice car, comfortable good ride, easy to drive with good visibility, exceptional fuel economy. A bit slower than most econoboxes but well worth it imo. Looking to purchase one soon as well

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby Mercenary » July 14th, 2017, 1:20 am

Its nicely priced also

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby car » July 14th, 2017, 7:33 am

What about parts for theses vehicles? Easy to find?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby venum » July 14th, 2017, 2:38 pm

car wrote:What about parts for theses vehicles? Easy to find?


like most other, im guessing they will be soon enuff

anyone knows if the japanese Prius is teh same as sold in the US?

that would make sourcing parts a whole lot more easier.

The Japanese ones have the 2ZR-FXE engine and P410 tranny, how easy is it to get parts? what parts interchangeable with other Toyotas

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby aidan » July 14th, 2017, 2:45 pm

Well the aqua is identical to the Prius C sold in the USA so I'm guessing you could get parts easy from there if needed

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby venum » July 17th, 2017, 4:25 pm

yea i saw that, Aqua is a Prius C, but with a different (1.5L) engine

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thing with the Prius is that I see Wikipedia lists the 2014 model that I am interested in as the Third generation Prius as (XW30; 2009–2015)

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however on SBT site I saw that the chassis codes ZV30. region/market difference? US vs JDM. not a toyota man, so apologies if that is a known.

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also the dashboard has Japanese text. sales guy at SBT said that it can be changed and they send you the info to change it, "no big matter" his exact words, but I for one dont trust sales ppl. Anyone know if that is true and who does it locally?

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looking at the shifter it seems to be a CVT tranny as well.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLNDGUISTYM

is there another thread where Prius owners post their mpg and maintenance costs etc?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby The Paleontologist » September 11th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Any prius owners here?
I'm considering buying one and looking for some insight/feedback

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby aidan » October 9th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Just a lil update. My friend has her aqua almost 5 months now and drives daily from Arima to POS. No issues, just did an oil change and the oil was very clean as compared to if changing in a non hybrid. Average 47mpg. Has enough space and is comfortable enough to chauffer 2 kids to school and get to work for her. Given the increase in fuel prices I'm leaning towards getting one as well for daily commute. Traffic drinks gas in my Vitara

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 9th, 2017, 3:28 pm

Good info. I lookin to get one myself. Is it roro or new? Could you upload any pics of interior, dash, engine bay?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 9th, 2017, 4:56 pm

eitech wrote:Good info. I lookin to get one myself. Is it roro or new? Could you upload any pics of interior, dash, engine bay?

Aqua I think is roro

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 9th, 2017, 5:36 pm

Thanks for d pics. Looks good

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby racedriverpro » October 9th, 2017, 5:41 pm

How much these aqua going for?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 9th, 2017, 6:41 pm

racedriverpro wrote:How much these aqua going for?


Ft services have dem. 55k has n d road. 2013

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby black start » October 9th, 2017, 8:48 pm

That toyota interior though....jah.

Thinking about one for mom as well. Any other reviews?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 10th, 2017, 6:39 am

eitech wrote:
racedriverpro wrote:How much these aqua going for?


Ft services have dem. 55k has n d road. 2013

48000 I think they had a special going on

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 10th, 2017, 6:46 am

urbandilema wrote:
eitech wrote:
racedriverpro wrote:How much these aqua going for?


Ft services have dem. 55k has n d road. 2013

48000 I think they had a special going on


Yea 7000 discount. Need to confirm that for october

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 10th, 2017, 8:16 am

eitech wrote:
urbandilema wrote:
eitech wrote:
racedriverpro wrote:How much these aqua going for?


Ft services have dem. 55k has n d road. 2013

48000 I think they had a special going on


Yea 7000 discount. Need to confirm that for october

True...I feel they would although they making a profit as is on it..saw sbt Japan have it

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby cryotec » October 10th, 2017, 9:30 am

aqua interior looks nice... way better than the fully loaded corolla that tttl does sell

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby aidan » October 10th, 2017, 3:20 pm

cryotec wrote:aqua interior looks nice... way better than the fully loaded corolla that tttl does sell

It is. And very comfortable!

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 13th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Discount still on at ft car

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby aidan » October 14th, 2017, 12:38 am

urbandilema wrote:Discount still on at ft car

How much they have it for?

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 14th, 2017, 12:44 am

urbandilema wrote:Discount still on at ft car


I requested a pro forma via email and dey jus quoted at 30% down of the 55k. So i will go into them soon to get all relevant info

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 14th, 2017, 5:54 am

eitech wrote:
urbandilema wrote:Discount still on at ft car


I requested a pro forma via email and dey jus quoted at 30% down of the 55k. So i will go into them soon to get all relevant info

If u have a Facebook account it's on they say for October

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby eitech » October 14th, 2017, 6:25 am

^^^. Yep saw it. Will visit dem next week and get this process goin

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Re: Toyota Aqua / Prius question

Postby urbandilema » October 14th, 2017, 7:07 am

eitech wrote:^^^. Yep saw it. Will visit dem next week and get this process goin

But u shud check and research about them..I never personally bought from em but I know ppl on tuner may have in fo on their svce

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