All I need to say is test drive one,
that is all it took for me. Luckly I
ordered mine before the real hit took
place, I only had to wait two months
for delivery. We drove the car from
Washington state to California and only
stopped for gas once. It went through
the Siskiyou mountain range as if it
were flat, plenty of power and handled
the curves with ease. The car gets an
A+ from me!
We got the GPS system, fun to play with
but not that necessary. The keyless
entry and keyless start is probably the
best idea to date.
The back seat headroom is not that good
for a 6 foot tall person so have the
tall people sit in front. Road noise is
there so I just turn up the radio a
bit. All in all it is a great car.
I feel bad for anyone who doesn't own a
Prius! I'm a big guy...and my previous
vehicle was a Grand Cheerokee, the
Prius has more leg room in the back set
with the front seats pushed back than
the Jeep. If I could get in and out
easily then that was just one more
plus. I drive in city traffic the most
and my mileage is about 35mpg with
start and stop traffic on the road I
get up to 48mpg. In the past I haven't
been a crusader on gas and emission
issues, I am now and proud. The price
rocks too. It's excellent...age is 52.
The smooth ride, quietness and feeling
of security. It has a very small
turning range and that's good.
Option to turn off the running lights
and/or a light sentinal sensor as a
My husband and I both own a 2004
toyota prius. HIS TOY AND HER TOY both
get top ratings from us. We love being
GREEN and we love the quiet ride. We
both are on the road daily and he is
getting 54 miles and I am getting
around 50. The secret is to go 55 on
highway and drive like a grandma in
More sporty look but like the
aerodynamic look too.
I bought mine off the internet, sight unseen
in September, 2003. Why? Look at the
thing, it looks like the future! There are some
laws that autos have to obey: the law of
aerodynamics is expressed in drag
coefficience, and Prius has the lowest of
ANY production automobile. That means air
slips around the car, even the fully covered
undercarriage, and provides less drag=
better gas mileage. There is alot of talk
about hybrid gas/electric autos coming
along this summer in SUV's. Yeah, but
unless/until they reshape the vehicle and
reduce the weight, they will never match the
Prius for working WITH the laws of physics.
You start by pressing the start button and
I got the keyless entry system and it's a blast
to open the car door and drive away without
taking anyhing out of your pocket or purse.
Only one: when the door is opened in the
rain, the water from the roof drips on the
front seats. The Prius needs a rain gutter.
Oh, yeah, it could come in other colors. I
chose silver and all the ads show silver,
becasue that's the best color for the Prius.