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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).
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: hybrid technology
Cons: The car gets buffeted In high windsMy Prius is a level 6 with leather seats, navigation and all the bells and whistles available. The ride is comfortable with ample leg room in front and rear. I've driven 37000 miles with out any problems at all. The average MPG since we have this car is just under 48mpg. This is a leased vehicle and I am considering buying the car at the end of the lease
GREAT HYBRID VEHICLE, VERY PLEASED!
Cons: noisey under accelerationMy only complaints are: noisy under acceleration, telescopic steering wheel would make it even more comfortable and a seat that can be lowered and raised and the brakes are very touchy, not smooth and predictable. But very impressed otherwise, good value.