2011 Toyota PriusKaren Stolz - Escondido, CA05/31/2015
it's economical and you don't have to have it smogged every other year here in California! I have rheumatoid arthritis, and my hands are misshapen and painful, and it's the easiest car for me to drive! I don't have to turn a key in the ignition; with the smart key, I just push a button on the dashboard to start it, and I open the locked driver's door by putting my hand into the handle. It is complex and expensive to maintain.
2012 Toyota PriusKarl L - Los Angeles, CA10/16/2016
I owned a hand-me-down 2005 Prius (first generation) for years and never had any problems with it. Shame on me for not doing sufficient research into the differences between the first and second generation Prii. It is a COMPLETELY different car. Do EXTENSIVE test drives with this car on several types of surfaces. The visibility in this car is so bad it feels unsafe: major blindspots. Virtually non-existent suspension; hits every bump like it was a pothole. Rattles like crazy, especially on rough road and at high speeds. Cheap plastic interior components. Poor turning radius. Deafening road noise. Worst of all, it gets nowhere near the gas mileage they claim; I have never gotten more than 40/45 miles on the highway, and never broken 30 city.
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.