I like this car. With increasing fuel prices, it doesnt pay its way back for a fair while (10yrs on 2006 prices). I havent had any issues in the 3 years I've owned it.
Fast. Ridiculously easy to drive. Fuel efficient (750k to 50L tank). Good resale price (according to car sale websites). Comfortable to be a passenger. Enough passenger room for 5 incl driver, and luggage room even with the battery. Cheap servicing ($125 for a full service at a Toyota service).
A little weird looking. Not very gutsy on uphills (though not many 1.5L are). A little cramped in the drivers seat, but I'm 190cm tall. Its a new product, so maybe all the bugs havent been worked out yet.
When you need the extra push, you can turn on the power button. It does burn extra fuel but doesn't make extra noise. Futuristic displays caught my attention at beginning. In traffic jam, you almost hear nothing as it would then runs on battery mode. I always show off to my friends amount of fuel am able to save upon cruising on highways. Love it.
Less dent on my pocket, fuel efficient, no compromise in energy
Not nice looking at all. Looks more girlish.
Owned for 4 years and has given very reliable motoring with no repairs other than those covered under warranty. Warranty repairs included CD player and a steering motor (expensive to replace). Fuel efficiency has improved after changing tyres recently. Great on long country trips (fuel efficiency is lower - though still good)
Very quiet - relaxing to drive especially when waiting at the lights.
Low service costs.
Very nice to drive
Great acceleration / maneuverability
Excellent fuel efficiency & low CO2 emissions
Good leg room in the back
Electric only driving at lower speeds is great
Looks a bit ordinary but nice mag wheels
Limited locations around the city for servicing (Perth)
Poorly designed / located transmission selector (rectified in later models)
Motor races a little when under load
My 2002 Prius is beautiful, easy and fun to drive and cheap to run. It was bought second hand and had done over 160 000 km, but it runs like new. It's a hybrid and as such doesn't use a huge amount of petrol, which makes it cheap to run. The transmission stick and the handbrake are in strange places, but it'll take you less than a minute to get used to it. The speedometer is large and digital, which makes it much easier to monitor speed than in a typical car. The only downside is the brakes can be quite sensitive, and it's a bit tricky to come to a smooth stop.
Absolutely beautiful, easy to drive, very smooth, a hybrid, incredibly quiet, excellent petrol:km ratio, loads of legroom.
Brakes stick slightly.
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