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.
I love my Prius!
2010 Toyota PriusShonte E - Dallas, TX12/28/2016
First off, gas mileage is awesome. Currently pay about $15-18 to fill the tank, depending on gas prices, and I can drive for 500 miles on one tank. Very smooth ride and not much road noise. I love the backup camera, though be aware that the 2010 backup camera doesn't have guideline markers on it like many do nowadays. Plenty of space in the hatchback area, you can really load it up which was a plus for me. My husband who is 6'1" complains that it's low to the ground and not as comfortable for him, but he drives an SUV so it's really not comparable. Overall a great little car, I had been a loyal Honda owner for almost 10 years, but now I'm happy to be part of the Toyota club!
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.
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