Full Warranty Coverage Hedges Risk
By scro on
Vehicle2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Review01' vehicle purchased was manufactured 05/00 and presently has 34,000 miles. Toyota servicing of vehicle is good and everything is covered, including tires and oil changes. About 1/2 the fuel efficiency in first 5 minutes of driving. In longer commutes fuel economy increases significantly. Excellant acceleration due to extra 70 horsepower electric engine that will simmultaneously engage with 1.5 liter gas engine. Car will run over 100 mph even on an uphill incline. Best tank of gas went 630 miles or about 57mpg. The extra weight of car due to hybrid technology makes car ride like a larger car and has good manuverability even at faster speeds.
Best FeaturesGood acceleration and nice heavy ride (smooth), easy to manuver, good gas mileage, environmentally friendly, full warranty coverage hedges risk of owning or leasing this vehicle.
Worst FeaturesThe battery may drain when not used which may factor in poorer fuel efficiency in first few minutes of driving.
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