Good but not Great! I have owned this car for nearly six months and it is the first (maybe last) Toyota I have owned. My previous cars have all been Honda Civics. . My Prius: 2007 Standard model Option package 2 Leather seats . . Pros: Great gas mileage ( I get 50+ mpg easily without any special effort ) Keyless smart key Styling (looks different ) Option packages allow you to customize based on needs/wants 60/40 Split rear seats Massive cargo space Low emissions and minimal impact on environment . . Cons: Very uncomfortable Driver position. I am average height at 5' 9" and I am constantly trying to find a good sitting position. The gas and brake peddles are not deep enough or the seat is too short with little or no thigh support. This makes it very ackward and difficult to stretch out my right leg while driving/cruising on the highway and anoying when in stop and go traffic. I would think this feature alone would prevent anyone taller than 5' 10" from even considering this car - probably! . Rear window wiper is un-necessary and obstructs view out back glass. They could eliminate this and simply make the back glass continuous without the odd split level design they currently use. . Finish and quality of materials are poor. The standard cloth is prone to look dirty especially the arm rests. Take a look at a used car if you can as this is more noticeable reflects a poor decision on the material plan. . The windshield wipers do a poor job in heavy rain downpour. The cup holders are useless and rattle - dealer says they are "supposed to"? In the driver position some of the instrument and accessory switches are in odd positions kind of like the engineers basically said " I don't care where you put it ... just make a space for it ... after all what do they want we get 50+ mpg" . Overall, I do like this car. My recommendation would be to buy this car if you care about the environment and want GREAT gas mileage. Dont buy this car if you are even close to 6' tall - instead go with the larger and more comfortable Toyota Camry Hybrid.
My family found that the "Whole car" with all the goodies is just wonderful. Acceleration is fast, cd and radio sound like being in a dolby movie theatrel The air conditioner keeps you cool on the hottest days on our Florida trip to Disneyworld. No complaints about the heater coming back home. We like the controls on the steering wheel and the cruise is nearby. The fact that the cover in the rear hides all your personal belongings that cannot be seen outside and keeps thiefs away. The Privus corners like a sports car and is very comfortable. The car actually senses your presence and unlocks with the sensor in your pocket. When you get in the car knows you and allows you to start it (With no keys) because it sences you. The navigator really puts the icing on the cake. I never had a car talk to me before and it's almost impossable to get lost. Once learned you can make telephone calls a pleasure, without taking your hands off the wheel. If you have a mp3 player you can use that online too. The rear wiper is definately a plus in inclimate weather. I'm a 64 year old retired firefighter from "The Camden Fire Dept." and feel like I'm 21 again when I get in my Toyota Prius. Go for it ! BUBA !
Love my Prius but would I get another? Not sure. There are some things I would like to see different. There are no "roof gutters". When I go to honk the horn in an emergency I usually hit the steering wheel controls for the a/c etc. But the gas milage is, of course, excellent. Be a conservative driver and you will get 50 to 70 mpg. I range 53 in mixed driving and when I do flat freeway and set the cruise control I can get 67mpg on a tank. Impressive.