2007 Toyota Prius is the best. even the gas price is lower now, 2007 Prius still the only choice
My new Prius is amazing and I love that I only have to put in $30/week for gas. It's clean and fits my needs perfectly. The only bad thing about this car is that the tire pressure light comes on a lot when going on long trips or one morning I turned the car on and the light was on again, and I checked on the tires and they were fine...so that's my one annoyance for the car, but other than that LOVE IT!! I hope Carmax brings one to the OBX because I hate driving over an hour to see you!!!
This is an excellent car with many surprises. It has many specialty features we didn't even know about when we bought it. It looks brand new, although it's 3 years old. I have to keep reading the manual to figure out all the features! The seats are comfortable, and it's roomier inside than you think. The screen inside allows you to monitor how well you're driving the car for fuel efficiency and it tracks w/ each tank of gas. It has the video display when backing up, the smart key fob unlocks your door while your keys are in your pocket/purse, you can also start the car w/ the keys inside the car (in your purse or pocket), has plenty of cupholders and lights, the rearview mirror dims at night to help w/ headlights behind you, the radio has plenty of options for saving stations and displays song info, the handsfree phone feature has excellent sound quality and is ultra easy to use, etc. Two things I would consider if I were buying another one: 1) The gas mileage is typically 45 mpg, not the 50 - 60 advertised, unless you have a downhill trip or drive pretty slowly and 2) the battery replacement cost is $2,200. Before buying this, I talked to a Toyota dealership. They said they recommend replacing it every 100,000 miles or 8 years. You do the math....calculate how much gas would cost at say 30 mpg over 100,000 (100,000/30 times the cost of gas) and then against 45 mpg. The delta is your gas savings that could be applied to your battery replacement cost. One perk, when I go on long business trips, I have to stop less for gas, which is safer. I also think about how much less fuel I'm using overall.