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The Truth by ZenWaveRider on 03/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Prius Two, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I get very good to excellent gas mileage in my 2012 Prius II. On flat driving surfaces the car exceeds the mpg that is listed. I was surprised to get 50+ mpg on congested San Diego and LA freeways. Short trips in a cold Prius and hills reduce mpgs. That describes my usual driving. Overall, the Prius has saved me a lot of time and money at the pump compared to my previous VW VR6. My VW was a BLAST to drive but killed my new family at the pump and with excessive unscheduled maintenance costs. That said, I was looking for savings at the pump and RELIABILITY. The basic Toyota Prius II has done all that after one year of ownership.
Cons: Unlike the solid "thump" of a VW, the door panels on the Prius vibrate and sound hollow. While the interior is roomy with comfortable seats, the cloth upholstery soils easily. The interior plastics all look cheap. POOR VISIBILITY is a MAJOR CONCERN! Invest in a backup camera/sensor. I did have ONE SERIOUS ISSUE with the car. On three ocassions my new Prius would not start when pushing on the POWER button. The car alarm kill switch prevented me from starting my own car. I discovered that if I reset and then deactivated the alarm with my key fob, the car would start. Toyata took care of the problem after the second time when I informed them of my findings on the internet.
Overall review: Overall, I am very pleased with my Toyota Prius II. Despite some harsh criticism, the Prius has been an excellent, reliable family car that has saved me time and money. The Blue Tooth is great and the basic audio system just fine for me. Under better circumstances, I would have gotten the Plug-In or the Prius III or IV with the bells and whistles that I prefer. As it is, I am happy with my Prius II. Besides, I got a GREAT DEAL!!! A performannce car it is NOT! The Prius is an excellent family car that gets you from point A to point B. You'll save on gas and maintenance and help our environment. Beware of the visibility and start up/alarm kill-switch issues!!!
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Excellent gas saving by Se on 05/26/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Prius Three, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Gas saving unbelievable, acceleration very acceptable with the amount of gas i can save. Solid car, smooth and quite rid. I recommend for every one, it is a must car if you know how much money you save. I have 1.8 engine, which i really like. I did not like the 1.5 when i test drove it, but the 1.8 is 4 cyl is very impressive. The prius is made in Japan and shipped to US, it is perfection hybrid car, little expensive to get the 1.8 engine.
Cons: The 1.8 is at least $25,000 but it is worth every dollar with the amount of gas i saved. I do not recommend 1.5 too weak for me.
Overall review: Excellent car, every home has to have one, you will save a lot
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best ever by traveler from new jersey on 10/03/2013. Owned 1 year.
Pros: economy my first one I drove 300,000 miles with no problems it was a new 2005
Cons: I now have a2012 what I don't like is the placement of the navigation system with the sun coming in at certain angles it is vi ery hard to see
Overall review: I would never buy any other car but another prius I have had 20 brand new cars during my life from Lincoln mark 7 to volkswages to 5 buicks and others will only but Toyota from now on
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the best car by Linda on 08/06/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Prius Five, Owned 1 year.
Pros: great gas mileage and we enjoy not having to go to the gas station
Cons: Nothing about this car that we would not purchase it again
Overall review: Great car and we get 60 miles to the gallon We are senior citizens and we enjoy the not having to spend money on gas
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Prius fuel mileage by D.O. on 07/25/2013. Trim: 2013 Toyota Prius Three, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Vehicle is easy to operate and does get reasonably good fuel mileage in the Summer months
Cons: When there is a problem the dealer spends little time actually finding out what is wrong (if it isn't apparent).
Overall review: I have owned 3 new Priuses and had very good fuel mileage with my 2010 and 2011 Prius. My new 2013 Prius does not do very good on fuel mileage, especially on the road. I have close to 7000 miles on it and I think it should be doing much better. When it is cool, like in the 30's, the engine never shuts off when driving in town, so the Winter fuel mileage is way bad which is totally different than my 2010 and 2011 Prius. Maybe it is just my vehicle, but Toyota doesn't seem to want to spend time finding problem(s) and fixing. I'm very disappointed with Toyota at present.
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