Counting My Time - 2012 Toyota Prius C Long-Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C Long Term Road Test

2012 Toyota Prius C: Counting My Time

July 19, 2012


We spend a lot of time in traffic in Los Angeles. I live 19-20 miles from the office, depending on which route I take.

My fellow employees and I get creative with the times we choose to drive to and from work. In the morning it usually takes me 45-60 minutes if I wait for the morning rush to end. If I have to be in for an early meeting, it's at least 90 minutes. I don't even think about using the freeway in the morning. It's the scenic route all the way.

Really late at night, I can hop on the freeway and be home in 20 minutes, which makes me realize how dysfunctional this city is. The past two nights, it took me 90 minutes to get home. Normally, the summer traffic lightens up, but I haven't noticed a difference this year.

The Prius C counts my trip time. It's very disheartening to see a record of how long it takes to get around town. But it is nice to see how little the fuel gauge moves. This morning, as seen in the picture above, was not so bad, but take note of the time.

Sometimes, I question why I live here. Then something like this happens:


Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 4,116 miles

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