I originally purchased a 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid, and I really wish I had picked the Prius to begin with, but live and learn. The Honda had the worst transmission known to man and was a death trap when trying to accelerate onto a highway, as the 0-60 was realistically around 20-25 seconds. Also, the EPA estimate was 40-44mpg, and I never saw better than 33! There is actually a class action lawsuit over this topic in California.
This lead me to take the car back and get a Prius. The only negative that I have about the Prius is the seat rides a little bit high, but that is it! The best MPG I've recorded so far is 56.23MPG! Quite a big jump from the Honda! The lowest I have seen is 40...which still blows my mind! The power that the Prius has is really amazing! It's really fun to drive and feels like you are driving a spaceship. I regularly drive 350+ miles a week commuting to work and back, and I usually fill up about every 8-10 days depending on how hard I drive.
The battery is covered through Toyota for 8 years and 105,000 miles, and transfers to new owners, so no need to worry about that failing. I have heard of people really wanting their batteries to die so that they can get the new Plug In battery installed, but they are having no problems and are at 250,000 miles and above.
I would definitely recommend this car to a friend, as the car is awesome. I definitely see myself using this car until the wheels fall off, and then buying another Prius.
I love my car
2010 Toyota PriusCleverdog - Washington, D.C.09/24/2009
I love my car 'cause my car's green,
My car's a Prius. It's eco-friendly
and squeakly clean. My car's a Prius. It's true is doesn't go too fast, but it runs all year on a tank of gas. My car's in a special class. My car's a Prius.
I can also get all three of my dogs, in their crates, in the back with the seats down. This is imperative for dog show trips. And since the Prius is cheap to run, there will be more of those! No more fumbling for keys, no more fumbling for the phone, or garage door opener! No more worrying if I have the right map - it's already in the car. I love my car. Added benefit: I can walk around my Prius in my tiny 1950 one car garage.
drives like a dream
2009 Toyota PriusJennifer - Jackson, MS07/12/2011
This car drives like a dream, gets great gas mileage, and customer service has been phenominal. I would recommend to anyone
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