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Pros: gas mileagevery economical car
Just what I Wanted
Cons: nothingHave had my Prius over a week and I love it. The ride is great , gas milage is wonderful, plenty of room for 4, have not tried 5 people in the car yet. It is a great car!!!
Cons: pulls to the left slightlyBought this car new in November of 2003 and it has never missed a beat since. It now has 116k miles on it and I keep looking at new cars but this still has everything I need and still doesn't miss a beat. I'm disappointed that the new cars I'm looking at mostly don't have fold down rear seats ... this is very roomy. They get mediocre mileage ... this gets 22 city, 30+ hwy. Etc.
Great little car! Takes me wherever I want to go in comfort, with excellent gas miliage. Unlike other behemoths on the road, this car is zippy, handles very well around turns,and road obsticles. Fun to drive at lower cost than most other vehicles.
Pros: gas mileage
Cons: trunk spacethe car is great on gas and great driving
Good fuel economy but overall value?
Pros: Reliable, gas consumption, cargo capacity
Cons: Cost-initial nad disappointg trade-in1) The advtg of good fuel economy 45 mpg over 38500 over 3.25 yrs, mostly hwy miles, is lost taking into consideration 2) the initial price being 2000$ more than a conventional engine (non-hybrid) comparable Honda or Toyota car and 3) ins rate is higher for the Prius (State Farm, rural area, 65 yr old owner w excellent driving record) than for a new Subaru Forester 4) The Priu was reliable excpt for needing a new 12 V (not the 4,000$ or so hybrid battery) battery within a yr of purchase. 5) Resale value was utterly disappointing. Thanks to moderate gas price and Toyota's tarnished reputn, I got NOT A SINGLE offer after having advtd on cars.com for 4 months. The dealer's trade-in was also disappointingly low. Summary: My experience over 3.25 yrs of ownership shows there are better values than a Prius. Consumers Reports calculates that it'd take 8 yrs of use @15,000 miles per yr w gas at current prices, to recover the higher purch price. I'm a tree lover but not at this cost.
I love my Corolla
Pros: The sporty looks
Cons: Can't think of anythingI have no complaints against my Corolla. I love the way it drives and rides.