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Best Car Ever
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By Spencer Hartman
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2013 Toyota Prius c Four 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I purchased the 2013 Prius C 4 with 15k miles for 13k in 2018. I drive 850 miles nonstop twice per week at about 85 MPH up and down I-10 and I-99 from Sacramento CA to Phoenix AZ. Sometimes in 120 degree heat through the Palm Springs to Phoenix AZ leg. AC usual at 68 degrees and I am cool as can be. Measure MPG in 120 degree heat with AC at 68 degrees with cruise control at 85 MPH, I get consistently 40-43 MPG which is excellent. When I'm in CA cruising at 70 MPH with a lot cooler 80 degrees I get the rated 50+ MPG consistently. The drives take on average 13 hours non stop and the Prius C-4 handles well at speed and on the rough CA freeways. Great acceleration, passing, and braking. At 60 MPH I get 60 MPG. Before my Prius I was a hard core old school V-8 guy, the Toyota Prius is an engineering marvel! I am a Ph.D. Physicist who designs rockets for a living and I think the Prius is a rocket scientists dream car.


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great choice for cheapos like me
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By kristen
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2013 Toyota Prius c One 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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my sole purpose was to find a car that made my 160 mile daily commute affordable - done deal! the car is cute, affordable, and regularly gets over 45 mpg.


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Fantastic vehicle
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By Rich C.
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2013 Toyota Prius c Two 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The C gets great gas mileage! It can seem like you don’t hit the city mileage, but if you are driving short 5-10 minute trips, you won’t. The car uses gas to warm up. I routinely beat 46 mpg in the summer on the highway. You will see a dip in the winter, but i still clear 40 mpg routinely. I live in northern Indiana and the car is also pretty solid in snow. You have to realize you can’t go through deep snow, but in almost 4 years of ownership I have never gotten stuck. I have never needed anything but oil changes and new tires at 44000 miles. The only thing I don’t like about the car is the slow pickup when pulling out on an interstate, but besides that this car is reliable and fun to drive. I am about 6-3 and the driver side is a little cramped on long trips, i fixed that problem by getting some seat extenders.


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Gas mileage inaccurate
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By arshimer
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2013 Toyota Prius c Four 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Reported mileage by the car was off by 17%.See chart below: Date; Starting mileage; Ending mileage; miles driven; # of gallons; miles/gal as reported on "C"; miles/gal actual 01/13/17 24189 24464 275 7.103 40.4 33.297 7.103
01/16/17 24464 24747 283 6.922 43 36.078 6.922
01/21/17 24747 25088 341 8.112 44.1 35.988 8.112
02/07/17 25088 25388 300 7.278 41.8 34.522 7.278
02/24/17 25388 25742 354 8.352 44.8 36.448 8.352
03/09/17 25742 26081 339 7.961 44.3 36.339 7.961
03/29/17 26081 26573 492 7.945 44.1 36.155 7.945
04/11/17 26573 26888 315 7.249 45.4 38.151 7.249
04/22/17 26888 27252 364 7.775 48.8 41.025 7.775
05/04/17 27252 27628 376 8.129 48.3 40.171 8.129
05/15/17 27628 27979 351 7.529 47.3 39.771 7.529
05/30/17 27979 28348 369 8.271 46.7 38.429 8.271
06/27/17 28324 28692 368 7.731 44.8 37.069 7.731
07/16/17 28692 29040 348 7.896 45.5 37.604 7.896


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Need 1 in your stable
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By RJR
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2013 Toyota Prius c Four 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The car is just perfect as a 3rd car. I have an A5 and a Volvo S60 Cross Country and the Prius C 4 is still a hoot and a blast to drive. I call it my little truck with hatch and use it for home depot, Walmart, Target etc for big shopping, I can review stock market, my wife shops with the entune system, we check the weather, listen to satellite radio, cruise set at 70 on parkway with Climate control on and heated seats whilst never taking hands off wheel. and our navigation system is finding the way while we enjoy the scenery. I can only recommend the 4 level the 15 inch wheels and the optional interior weather tech floor mats. I also recommend the hatch floor mat, tinting the windows and rear bumper guard. I drive the car from NY to Pittsburgh all the time and gas costs me about 26.00 dollars each way, incredible. Never had an issue with the car, did replace the brakes and tires within 27K and wipers but I average 48.7 MPH for the life of Car. Mileage goes down 8 MPG in winter with winter fuel. Plus people love it, some call it clown car but cant believe how roomy the interior is and the technology it has. My favorite feature is MPG, Heated Seats, Entune System, Touch Screen Graphics, Steering wheel controls, cargo capacity and bullet proof reliability. My least favorite feature is the Faux Leather and the headlight system is not bright enough which I have upgraded, especially for winter weather driving in pittsburgh.


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