Not very good
My Prius is 2007 model and today 383 thousand kilometres. My humble opinion:
- The vehicle is very light and trucks overtaking me the car moves away and in significantly . Can be scary.
-Too much tyres background noise and driving on the freeway can cause tinnitus.
- Air conditioning is good.
-The engine consumes a lot of oil since from the beginning.
- Gear box very good
- Front lights a total disaster! They blew easily and from the drivers side is extremely difficult to replace the bulb without scratching your fingers or braking nai...
Purchased in May 2007 for $45.00.
Questions & Answers
I am considering buying one of these. It's a 2012 low km (27 000km) vehicle. I would appreciate any thoughts on what should I be looking out for when I go to test drive and check it over?
I am thinking about buying a Prius C but I am a little concerned whether this car is sluggish going up hills, especially if there is 4 people in the car. This is the only thing holding me back from saying yes could anybody help me with making my final decision :)
I think this car will be a bit slow to take off going up the hill (not as sluggish as a snail though). I often have 5 people in my car and the car still operates fine going up the hill.
I would say you feel bit slow but for me it is not an issue. You can always accelerate max and it will pump the torque from both petrol engine and electric motor.
Another point would be, if drive a Prius the way you drive normal car it would not be enough fuel efficient. To get best fuel efficiency you need to master the slow acceleration and slow breaking.
I now live in the Hills area of Sydney which if you know the area is hilly.With regards to Hills and the Prius-C its not a powerhouse. From my experience it uses very little petrol and is configured to be very economical but if going up a hill you just accelerate more. I just believe that because by default it is in eco mode your used to no or little engine noise. I have gotten it up to 140kph racing a mate up a hill. He was also surprised it had guts because the car try (as mentioned above) is wired for economy.
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|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||15" Alloy||15" Steel|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||3.9 L/100km||3.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||36 L||36 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||54kW @ 4800rpm||54kW @ 4800rpm|
|Max Torque||111Nm @ 4000rpm||111Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2012|
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