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Pros: 5 SpeedI like this car, it is dependable
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.
2006 Toyota Matrix
Pros: Gas mileage
Cons: Cheaply madeI waited a long time to be able to buy a Toyota and wanted one because they had the reputation of being built well and a dependable vehicle. The five years that I have had this vehicle have proven that idea wrong. Everything from the paint job to the hubcaps are made cheaply on this car. I have kept up the maintenance religiously on my vehicle and the last time I took the vehicle in for maintence I was told I had a $900.00 oil leak around the timing belt. Can't wait to get rid of it, my Hyundai was a much better vehicle, wish I would have kept it!
Pros: fuel economy
Cons: acceleration; powerReliable, economical, dependable
good reliable presentable car
Pros: Compact size; easy to park.
Cons: A little tight in leg room for some friends.My toyota is a comfortable, reliable friend. It has endured a few dents and bangs. It has never failed to start. I have given it checkups and oil changes and good care. I recommend it to anyone.
Cons: comfort, fairIn excellent condition, no problems
Dangerous on highway
Pros: Gas mileage
Cons: The car (performance, comfort, material quality)My Prius returns very good gas mileage but at a price. It is too slow to safely merge with freeway traffic. I can't pass anyone and I feel any accident may be my last (at speed). I will not buy another. The brakes are only fair and the car does not inspire confidence in spirited driving. Lastly, for what I paid I would expect a higher quality of materials in the interior.