2012 Toyota Prius C Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Pre-Slashed Dash?

October 2, 2012

I don't get it. No, it's more than that: I hate it. What's with the weird random grooves that are carved into the dash panel of the 2012 Toyota Prius C?

Maybe it's because I grew up in an era when dashboard plastic was evolving, a period when baking heat through the windshield caused dashboard tops to erupt and curl like a cracked mud in a dry creek bed. The situation was so common that it gave birth to company called Dashcover that made custom-fit carpets that hid the ugly mess.

This is an ugly mess. Next idea, please.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 7,342 miles

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