Super reliable and efficient
January 27, 2019
My wife bought this brand new and it's now 12 years old with 128,000 miles on it. It's been a maintenance dream, needing nothing more than oil changes, tires, and a couple warranty items (the hybrid battery went bad at 85,000 miles and was replaced under warranty). With the fold down seats and the hatch back, it can carry a ton. We use it as we would a pickup truck. It's incredibly useful. The downsides are mediocre quality of interior pieces (the dash panels don't line up very well), the ride quality is a little harsh, and it takes some work to stay on top of the rattles that develop. Overall, it's a wonderful value because it's so reliable and efficient. Anyone that asks for an affordable, reliable car, would be wise to consider one of these.