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My favorite ever
Pros: quiet ride low gas
Cons: automaticWonderful car great service
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.
Practical Commuter Car
Pros: Gas Mileage
Cons: Lack of PowerGreat on gas and comfort. Easy to maintain and a quiet, comfortable drive. It has all of the features you want in a commuter car. Don't look for performance, you're not taking anyone off a stop light or a freeway entrance.
66 years experience
Cons: nothingFinally found the perfect sensible car.....
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.
Some what of a disappointment
Cons: rideI was able to spend several hours in a 2009 Toyota Prius, and was somewhat disappointed. Road noise was much louder than expected, and the ride was not as good as you would expect from a $26,000.00 car. It was not as refined as one might hope, considering all of the hype about how quiet the car is. Admittedly, the engine starting up was almost imperceptible , but there was a slight shake as the engine shut down at a light. The car seemed to wallow more than expected with three passengers, perhaps because of the weight of the battery. Performance was acceptable. My thoughts are that the car, considering how complex it is would be a good choice for those who trade in every few years. For those of us who keep their cars for years, and put well over 100,000 miles on them, the cost consequences of repair of the complex drive line, relays, battery, and controls might make considering a simpler, less complex fuel efficient design, such as the VW Diesel vehicles a more appropriate choice.
Pros: Handles OK and still beats 21 mpg.
Cons: Ridiculous price for options. Floor Mats set $200 for an econony car same price as Camry!
Advice: Be ready to have no trade value after 2 years especially with all the recalls!!!Our 2010 Prius mpg sucks! Winter is probably the culprit according to dealer service manager! 38 low to 42 max mix of driving is mainly suburban and city where mpg is supposed to be over 50. Wife had to have it got the one with sunroof. Bunch of bull having to pay for other options you don't want to get it. Toyota sticks it to the customer on unneccassary accessories. Third Prius we have had and none ever averaged close to their ratings. Have a 2009 RAV4 4 cylinder getting close to 25mpg higher seating and just as comfortable.