By Cris M. on
2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
This car is still running strong after 112 thousand miles. I've driven it across country, to high altitudes, across tough terrain. Other than basic maintenance and one small recall (and a bit of rear end work after an encounter with a sleepy driver), the only thing we needed to have done was an adjustment to the fuel gauge, which read empty prematurely. I love this car, and plan to order another one within the year!
Gas mileage. Definitely. I usually get about 45 mpg, but it's not uncommon to get 51 on the tank. And this is without a lack of power or interior room!
I said there was no lack of power (and this is true as far as speed and pickup goes), and I know this is asking a lot for a hybrid, but I'd really like to be able to pull a trailer so I could get rid of my minivan.