This car is quite simply amazing. In almost every way. It can go 500 miles on a single tank of gas, its suspension is perfect, both in terms of alignment and tension, the engine is easy to service (pr...
This car is quite simply amazing. In almost every way. It can go 500 miles on a single tank of gas, its suspension is perfect, both in terms of alignment and tension, the engine is easy to service (provided you know what you're doing with the electronic components), and it's as user-friendly as they come. Even the fabric of the seats and floor mats is excellent. Not easily stained, and easy to get stains out of. I can only think of three cons with this car:
1. The windshield wipers
-they wear out very fast
-the rear wiper's coverage is small
2. Throttle response
- E.G., the same as an elephant's
-76 BHP, all to the front wheels, is simply not enough
A project I would love to do with this car when I have both time and money, is to see what the effects would be of doubling the horsepower, lower the ride height by 1.4 inches, fitting larger alloy wheels and higher-performing tires, and reducing the weight by 30 kilograms through the use of lighter bodywork and lighter front seats, and finally, moving the position of the hybrid battery forward on the chassis to improve weight distribution, all while sacrificing only 10 mpg of fueal efficiency. The prius was never designed to be fast, but it very easily could be made into the most fuel-efficient hot hatch on the market today, even better than a Golf GTI.