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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.
Pros: Hybrid system
Cons: Missing feature: adaptive cruise controlBest car I have owned. Decent performance for a mid-size passengar car. Sync coupled with complementary Sirius and nice Sony sound system should be in a car $10k more. My real-world gas mileage comparable to EPA estimates: I average 37-41 each tankful in mild California weather. Cold weather or extensive AC use lowers mileage about 3-5 MPG. Blind spot, cross traffic, and rear view beeper/cameras quickly become welcome luxuries.