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The Prius has generally exceeded my expectations from the MPG perspective. During the summer I tend to see averages around 52-53 and during the winter 45. Overall the car is comfortable and is holding together very well. The best part is the fill-up. Even at the higher gas prices I rarely put in more that $40.
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.
They can do better
Pros: Good mileage
Cons: Hard ride.Wonderful car to drive. Good turning radius and easy to like. Car rides very stiff and is too low to ground to clear parking chocks. Have had to replace fender shields due to low profile. Good mileage as advertised and very serviceable. Do not understand hard ride.l Could be improved with better shocks and raising level above ground.
Pros: automatic cooling in summer
Cons: no power seathas all the features I wish were on the 2008 prius I previously owned. fantastic mileage more power better power in power mode
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!!!
A great Car
Cons: the false publicity about accelerationWe love our 2010 Toyota Prius, especially the 50 plus MPG fuel consumption. We will definitely buy another one.
I Love My Prius!
Pros: The seats!
Cons: There is nothing I don't like about my car.My Prius is very comfortable, (I'm 5'6' and a bit overweight). I have the leather seats and it is a IV model. All the gadgets are cool and it runs very well. Wonderful on gas, 50+ mpg. For a small car it is great, doesn't feel small inside. My 6'4' cousin rode in it and was comfortable.