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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
Cons: BACK WINDOW VIEWThis car has delivered and MORE. The hatch back is a great feature, without it I would have purchased a Honda Civic .
Best I have had - - since 1950!
Pros: Hybrid Drive - - wish it was all-electric
Cons: no dislikesA nice vehicle, larger inside than it looks. Controls are easy, once you learn to start & shift with the brake on. Recalls have been trivial.
Love my car; especially the mileage
Pros: gas economy
Cons: Couldn't get leather upholstery on model I wanted.Very manuverable, lots of speed, easy to care for. Great for hauling large purchases. Lots of room for so small a vehicle.
Pros: Environmental friendly, Extremely low CO2 emissions, High MPG, Tax credit
Cons: Low to ground
Advice: Buy it, it is everything that it claims to be. . . You'll LOVE it!I waited a month for my red Prius to arrive from Japan and I'm thrilled to hear that in 2007 they will begin manufacturing this car in KY. I love everything about this car, but I purchased the car primarily because it produces very little CO2 emissions and it has great MPG. I have owned the car for six months now and usually get highway MPG in the high 40's to low 50's. My experience was to get 49-52 MPG in late summer and fall, but 42-44 MPG in the winter. Now at winter's end, I've been averaging 47-48 MPG. In the city, it averages higher MPG. Traveling at high speeds on the interstate, it averages 45-46 MPG. The car is extremely quiet and provides a very smooth ride for driver and passenger. The car is roomy and very comfortable. Another huge plus is the auxiliary jack that allows my ipod to play and the rear back up camera. A really convenient feature is the smart key system that allows me to leave the key in my purse, but sensing the key is present, the car allows my entry and permits me to push the power button. I also find the display screen very easy to use when adjusting audio or climate controls. Owning this car has actually made it fun to drive again and something to look forward to whenever daily travel is needed. There are three things that I would change about the car's design, if I could. 1) I would like the car to be a little higher. It picked up a stick underneath the car once, when traveling up someone's driveway. 2) I would appreciate having a mute button on the steering wheel as another option to control the audio volume. 3) I would like to see the car doors automatically lock when I place the car in reverse. Another added bonus about the 2006 Prius was the $3,150 tax credit offered.
Pros: Synergy system
Cons: No height-adjustable seats.
Advice: Buy oneI bought the Prius because of the (1) mileage, and (2) the environmental impact. After putting 4000+ miles on it, I find it's a great car in many other ways. The Prius is fun to drive, very comfortable, spacious, and filled with high-tech feature, which I enjoy, being a Tech-Head. The fit and finish are first-rate, as I espect from Toyota. My gasoline bill for the last three months had dropped about $250, over what I was paying for the Volvo XC70, which sits forlornly neglected (until ski season, that it). Some minuses: the ride is a bit soft for me, the speedo display and clock are very dim and hard to read, and the JBL sound system is a bit whimpy, for the cost. Other than that, the Prius is what I wanted in a car.
Pros: cruise at 70 mph @ 46 mpg!!!!!
Cons: nothing at this point
Advice: No brainer, used ones cost as much as new ones!!! No gamble, if you don't like it , it has great trade-in value.Great 'little' vehicle !!! Very roomy inside, lots of fun to drive. I have owned many Hondas in the past, but never a Toyota, wish I had changed emblems years ago. My wife and I (both in our 50's) are really amazed at this technology. We are the second ones in our small south Texas town to own a Prius. Our engineer sons made fun of our 'old lady Honda Pilot' but seem to be impressed with our new acquisition. I am definitely not a tree-hugger, but I am very green conscience when it comes to the green found in my wallet.