2012 Toyota PriusAllan Bluewater - Tucson, AZ04/16/2017
Obvious hybrid fuel economy is a definite plus. I was surprised at the power, can go from 75 to 100 to pass long lines of cars without much effort at all. I'm a big truck country kinda guy, and have always hated the Prius out of principle. After driving one for a year while commuting 500 mi a week, I really don't have anything bad to say about it, except the braking. Due to the varying friction from the charging mechanism, your brake pedal pressure will never be consistent and smooth braking is almost impossible, with slow braking to, say a stop light. Hard, emergent braking is unaffected.
Great car with no deal breakers.
2012 Toyota PriusMike G - Warwick, RI02/29/2016
First of all the reliability rating is fantastic. Even the battery lasts for the life of the car per consumer reports. Great gas mileage. Surprisingly roomy inside for a small car. Maneuverability is great which makes it easy to park with a tight turning radius. I love the way the cockpit is arranged. Very comfortable to drive. Quiet inside for a small car without a high end brand name. Adequate trunk space for a small car as well.
Love my Prius!
2013 Toyota PriusRobin Haney - Lincoln, CA10/31/2016
Economical, spacious, beautiful, efficient design and just plain fun to drive. It's a very reliable car that is definitely more than just a pretty face. This is my second Prius. The only reason I traded in my 2009 was that the age of the hybrid battery became a concern for me.
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