I am 6'4" 260 pounds and got the "V" for the added head room, I did step up to the level 3 which I am glad I did. I bought the car with 3 miles on the Odometer. It now has over 100,000. It does what i...
I am 6'4" 260 pounds and got the "V" for the added head room, I did step up to the level 3 which I am glad I did. I bought the car with 3 miles on the Odometer. It now has over 100,000. It does what it claims it will do, and it does it to the tune of 39 mpg over 100,000 miles. Although it is not a road racer, it handles pretty darn good!. It is not dragster But can keep up with the anyone on the highway LEGALLY. Its not a 4x4, what it is, an economical roomy car AND very reliable. I do not baby the car on the road, I do not abuse it but I do DRIVE IT, but it has its limitations. I keep it in the "ECO" mode 90% of the time. Takes some getting use to at first getting onto a busy highway requires the "PWR" mode, but then its back to ECO mode. I did add some small spot mirrors on the regular mirrors to eliminate the blind spot of the rear pillar post. I change the oil and all filters every 8,000 miles has never used a drop of oil.The A/C will throw snow balls at me, The heater will cook meat! The road noise is on the noisy side but not out of line with any other small car. Love the "DOO-DADS" on the car, the steering wheel controls are wonderful. The GPS likes a little to be desired but it works (most of the time) I catch myself looking for the same "DO-DADS" on my other vehicles. (2 Tundras'03 and '07, one Ford F350 '01). The interior is mostly plastic but then that is becoming the norm now days. Only problem I have ever had is minor and it was a rear mud flap that kept dropping down on one end and dragging the ground. Dealer tried numerous times to repair it. And it held for several months, but the screw kept falling out. I finally used some JB Weld in the screw hole to hold the screw in place, took care of that minor problem. Local Toyota Dealer has been great, Even after 100,000 miles they take care of me as if it was just bought the car.
Would I buy another Prius? In a heartbeat. I came from the muscle car era, always had High Performance cars, dripping horse power, fat tires, Chrome everywhere AND with LOUSY GAS MILEAGE. I now drive 60 miles one way to work in different driving conditions every day. Was filling up 3-4 times a week with a 20 gallon tank! That is what prompted me even look at the Prius. I wanted economical and the Prius was the 1st choice!
Yes I get ribbed having come from a chrome plated fat tired 400 hp street rocket. Being 6'4" and driving a "TOY" But I just smile and know that it is my "TOY" and is doing all I have asked of it and more and smile when I fill it up (never more than 10 gallons) and know that I am good for another 400 miles of dependability and reliability. Thank you TOYOTA!