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Just picked my red Bz4z "FireFly" XLE AWD. As a former Prius Prime owner, I love this vehicle. Toyota did a good job on dealing with the noise, something the Prime had issue with. But after 150,000 pain free and issue free, miles, I guess it did ok. Looking forward to putting another 150,000 on another Toyota.

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Just picked my red Bz4z "FireFly" XLE AWD. As a former Prius Prime owner, I love this vehicle. Toyota did a good job on dealing with the noise, something the Prime had issue with. But after 150,000 pain free and issue free, miles, I guess it did ok. Looking forward to putting another 150,000 on another Toyota.

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Vern
How has your bZ4X been treating you since you took it home @Vern748? How many miles have you put on it?
 

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Have put 500 miles on it so far. Its my work vehicle but the winter months are usually slow for me. My 2017 Prime had 150k on it, so I do expect to put 30k on it a year.
Its been doing well. The Android Auto has been the most annoying thing to get to my liking. Loose my music, change mode, not connecting to the phone....all 1st world problems.
The drive quality of the vehicle is outstanding. Very smooth, well balanced. I can't zip into corners like the Prime, you do feel the extra girth of the batteries. Layout is nice, the tunnel console is high, have to readjust the reach for the coffee cup. Love the heated steering wheel and heated seats ( only reason to get the weather package on the XL ). Live is sunny California so its an unusual perk that is appreciated, if only for 2 months out of the year.

Battery mileage has been .....unexpectedly less than expected. Was raining, was cold, but only got about a calculated 150 miles on a complete charge. Hoping there is an update to the software. Not a deal breaker for me, but will make planning a drive to a conf in Las Vegas (600+ miles) a bit more challenging.

Overall its a solid B- effort from Toyota. True Toyota quality fit and finish. Driving experience is all Toyota. Are their hearts into producing the Best EV out there, NO. The Prius is their bread and butter....but that's past its prime ( see that I did there ;) ) I think they are now accustomed to produce those Eco boxes ( loved my Prius when I had it ) at a price point, that they feel they don't need to do better.
" Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure." someone wrote that many years ago.
 

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Hi,

Have put 500 miles on it so far. Its my work vehicle but the winter months are usually slow for me. My 2017 Prime had 150k on it, so I do expect to put 30k on it a year.
Its been doing well. The Android Auto has been the most annoying thing to get to my liking. Loose my music, change mode, not connecting to the phone....all 1st world problems.
The drive quality of the vehicle is outstanding. Very smooth, well balanced. I can't zip into corners like the Prime, you do feel the extra girth of the batteries. Layout is nice, the tunnel console is high, have to readjust the reach for the coffee cup. Love the heated steering wheel and heated seats ( only reason to get the weather package on the XL ). Live is sunny California so its an unusual perk that is appreciated, if only for 2 months out of the year.

Battery mileage has been .....unexpectedly less than expected. Was raining, was cold, but only got about a calculated 150 miles on a complete charge. Hoping there is an update to the software. Not a deal breaker for me, but will make planning a drive to a conf in Las Vegas (600+ miles) a bit more challenging.

Overall its a solid B- effort from Toyota. True Toyota quality fit and finish. Driving experience is all Toyota. Are their hearts into producing the Best EV out there, NO. The Prius is their bread and butter....but that's past its prime ( see that I did there ;) ) I think they are now accustomed to produce those Eco boxes ( loved my Prius when I had it ) at a price point, that they feel they don't need to do better.
" Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure." someone wrote that many years ago.
Yeah android auto can be finicky at times. I've had bad luck with it before. How has charging been for you? have you had a chance to use public chargers?
 

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The build quality is pretty standard Toyota. Better than most domestic vendors and other Asian brands. Not quite to German quality.
Not really had an issue with public charging. I use an app named PlugShare and they are very good with information. Pro note: if you use a different charging station, ie Shell Power, its always best to use their app and not pay at the station or use EvGo app.
 
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