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An Excellent Vehicle
Pros: MPG, interior size is excellent relative to exterior dimensions.
Cons: Needing a front wheel bearing at 34k miles.The vehicle is comfortable and reliable. It's great on long trips. Blizzak tires in the winter cut down on fuel economy by 2 or 3 mpg, something I anticipated. Ethanol in gasoline cuts down mileage perhaps 6 to 10 percent, something that affects every driver (meaning that we are all subsidizing the ethanol industry with reduced mileage).
LOVE IT and 50mpg on trips .. surprising power
great gas saver
Pros: gas milage
Cons: variation of milage91000 & no problems except for cracked windshield-can't blame the car;average from 47-51,depending on weather
Pros: The looks and shape
Cons: hard toget in back seat.I also own a 2010 Ford Escape. I like the looks and the handleing of both vehicle
An excellent hybrid value
Pros: economyThe car is stable in virtually all driving conditions. It is comfortable over-the-road on trips, and quite roomy for four adults. Heating and cooling are excellent.
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: low seatinggreat value, outstanding performance, low maintenance vehicle
Update on October 2009 review
Pros: Fun to drive, plenty room and good mpg!
Cons: Rough ride, poor sound proofing and dropping mileage.We now have owned our 2010 Prius for over one year. We have almost 25,000 miles on the car. Still like it a lot, but for some reason our mileage has dropped considerably over the past year - we're lucky to get an average of 36 mpg now. Haven't change driving habits or gas - will have dealership give it a good going over at the oil change coming up. With the price of gas, we still feel we've made a good decision in buying the vehicle.