How Can You Tell This is a 2008 Prius?

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Family' started by Chuck, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

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    2008 Prius at the Texas State Fair - Sept 30, 2007

    You can tell this is a 2008 Prius - anyone know what gives this away?
     
  2. ATL

    ATL Well-Known Member

    I know that it is a 2008 because..... you wouldn't have made a thread about it being a 2008 if it were a 2007!

    (I'm stumped, but I dont claim to be well versed on prii (what's the plural of prius?))
     
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Gas prices in the background?
     
  4. -mr. bill

    -mr. bill Senior Member

    No remote control antennae?

    -mr. bill
     
  5. BailOut

    BailOut My favorite holiday is Earth Day!

    The headlights are different (different shape and format, with the fried egg on top instead of on the side now).
     
  6. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    There is a subtle change as noted in an article within the past month.

    If you Google images for a frontal picture of earlier Prius II's - it might jump out at you.

    Hint: it looks more like a Yaris in this respect (this hint will probably go completely over most of your heads)
     
  7. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    I may have completely got this wrong.

    Thought an article said the Prius II did not have the Toyota hood ornament until the 2008 model...I've looked at earlier Prius II's and they also have the ornament. :eek:
     
  8. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    I won't answer since we have one. But it is very visible in the pic.
     
  9. BailOut

    BailOut My favorite holiday is Earth Day!

    Does it have a center-mounted console/cluster like the Yaris? I see the bump in the middle there, but I don't know if it's just the FCD.
     
  10. efusco

    efusco He who posts articles

    So Delta, are you saying there is not a difference now? I can't pick anything up, but now I'm confused b/c someone said it's obvious....
     
  11. Neicy

    Neicy Well-Known Member

    I compared the picture of my '07, and it is there, but it is not something you would notice unless you specifically looked for it. Very subtle.
     
  12. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Those parking lights are gonna require some shorter grill blocks ;)
     
  13. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Is that the crazy electric blue paint? I can't quite tell from the lighting but that's new for '08.
     
  14. Fenrir

    Fenrir Well-Known Member

    I don't see an antenna, and the headrests look slightly different (smaller cutout on the bottom). That's all I can come up with.
     
  15. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Color:rolleyes:
     
  16. efusco

    efusco He who posts articles

    I think it's time for the big "reveal", I'm curious but not enough to keep checking this thread forever.
     
  17. Fenrir

    Fenrir Well-Known Member

    Ditto. ;)
     
  18. brucepick

    brucepick Well-Known Member

    Fog lights?
     
  19. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

     
  20. CitrusInsighter

    CitrusInsighter Well-Known Member

    I saw one of the new Blue Prius down at the local dealer. I like it much more than the Seaside Pearl that's been made for the last 3 years. The new blue looks a lot like Monte Carlo Blue of the 2001-2006 Insight.
     

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