2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic Consumer Review - Incredibly functional, not comfortable
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2006 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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Incredibly functional, not comfortable
By JohnMcdougal on

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2006 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

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To be fair, I should note that this car belongs to my parents. However, on trips back to California, I have driven their Prius thousands of miles. While its functionality, basic competence, and incredible fuel economy are indisputable, we all find the seats relatively uncomfortable. They are small and stiff, with virtually no lumbar support. Even as manual seats, they should have more adjustments. And even though the driving position is fine in terms of front view, I find the steering wheel placement uncomfortable. Beyond that, the ride is too stiff and jittery over rough pavement and too loose and wallow-y on curvy roads. If comfort and performance are high on your list, not the car 4u

Favorite Features

great fuel economy, reliability, very functional design with lots of room for hauling for a car of this size.

Suggested Improvements

Too noisy, needs an adaptive system for bad pavement, terrible acceleration for highway on-ramps, two of the speakers on premium JBL sound system have blown, difficult to use GPS system/Bluetooth, feels insecure, especially on broken pavement at highway speeds.
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