A GREAT CAR FOR MOST PEOPLE. IT IS A
MUCH BETTER ALL A ROUND CAR THAN WE
THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. AFTER THE TEST
DRIVE WE DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE A CAR
TO USE ON LONG TRIPS, BUT NOW THAT WE
HAVE IT AND HAVE BEEN ON SHORT TRIPS WE
THINK IT'S FINE. WE ARE PLANNING TO
TAKE IT CROSS COUNTRY THIS YEAR.
SMART ENTRE, HATCH BACK, GPS, VOICE
CONTROL OF TEMP,RADIO & GPS, ALL THE
PLACES TO STORE THINGS. GAS MILEAGE.
CHANGE THE ANGLE OF THE GPS SCREEN OR
PUT A LONGER HOOD OVER IT. CAN BE VERY
HARD TO SEE SOMETIMES IN DAYLIGHT. THE
TIRES THAT CAME WITH IT ARE VERY BAD
FOR WET WEATHER STOPPING.
If you must be the first away from the
light so that you can be the first to
arrive at the next, the Prius will
usually deliver . . . but you'll be
miserably disappointed at the MPG. In
order for this car to perform as
designed, one must adjust their
driving techniques; easily done by
monitoring the "consumption" screen.
Once accomplished, I found that even
in hilly Western Pennsylvania,
averaging 55 MPG/tank is a fun and
Flawless fit & finish, roominess,
touch screen controls, silent low
speed operation, futuristic concept
and design. This Prius will be a hard
act to copy, much less follow.
Re-engineer the steering to reduce the
need for constant corrections at
highway speeds, even under no-wind
Mileage has always been over 50 MPG
with the exception of one trip with
some very long, 75 MPH inclines when
mileage fell to 48MPG. The Prius is a
truly amazing vehicle! It accelerates
faster than my old 2001 Outback and
maintains the posted 65 MPH up the
steep grades eastward out of SLC.
Mileage is astounding! Voice control
of the navigation system, A/C and
radio is really cool and works very
well. Most impotant, this car is FUN
TO DRIVE!! People I've shown the car
to are amazed at all the "gadgets" and
are surprised that the car costs only
$26K. Why didn't an American car co.
develop something like this??
Mileage, geek factor, ride, interior
quiet, cargo capacity, interior room,
navigation system, excellent fit and
finish, overall quality.
The front end is a bit frumpy and the
driver's seat lacks height and power
adjustments. The beige/almond
interior fabric may be hard to keep
clean (don't know yet if this will
indeed be a problem).