By P. Frazier on
2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)
Overall, I love my Prius. I do a lot of driving and have only good things to say about it. I don't get 60 mpg but, I'm a fast driver and you'd have to consistently go 30 mph to get the 60 rating in my particular car. I average 45-50. I only have to gas up twice a month!! When I first got it 2 yrs. ago people would point and stare when I drove it. I was the first one in town to have one, so it was an oddity. Now, I get the thumbs-up and I'm seeing more and more of them around town. I can't say enough good things about it.
My city offers a parking pass to any Prius owner if you just go down to city hall and apply for it, and give them $10.00. The pass is good for the year and it more than pays for itself. The IRS tax credits have been great too. Navigation system is helpful
1. Update maps more often (wild goose chase to Disneyland). 2. Need way to attach bike rack to the back (tow bar). 3. Seats in front too short for long legs (knee-hip length) backaches 4. Wider cup holders 5. Tall people can't sit in back seats without head hitting ceiling