2004 Toyota Prius: Easy Shifter
September 05, 2007
An older friend of a friend is in the market for a car. She's got arthritis in her hands, and wants a car that won't be too manually demanding. I recommended the Toyota Prius. Here's why:
It's all about the Prius's dash-mounted shifter... Of course, other cars offer column shifters, but few are as easy to use as the nifty little nub you'll find in the Prius. There's nothing to grip, no buttons to press. A gentle nudge is all it takes to get you from "park" to "drive."
Our 2004 Toyota Prius is no high priest of performance, but I still enjoy my time spent with it, because of little touches like this.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 50,275 miles