Good review of the Prius c by a self-confessed muscle car owner

Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by ftl, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. ftl

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    Why People Buy the Toyota Prius C - Torque News

    "I recently had a chance to spend some time behind the wheel of the 2015 Toyota Prius C and while I own a fleet of V8-powered pickups and muscle cars, I totally get the appeal of this spunky little hybrid for those folks who spend long days battling city traffic – and it isn’t terrible to drive on uncongested open roads, either."
     
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  2. bisco

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    great read, thanks!(y)
     
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    Took a test drive in a prius c w 4 people! It was Soo slow! took over 20+ seconds to reach 60 mph on a uphill on ramp! After 70 mph forget about trying to pass ! Its a death trap on the freeway! OK for city !
     
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    The C is not everyone's cup of tea, but I stepped down from a liftback to a C with no regrets. It has been fun to drive and has suprised me how well it does on the highway as well. Nice write up.
     
  5. priustexasbob

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    I enjoy the C, it fits my lifestyle and design style.
     
  6. Mr Incredible

    Mr Incredible Chance favors the prepared mind.

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    It's good for what it is...a commuter car.

    I have a Z28 w/350 hp and a 300hp F250SuperDuty 4wd V10. I go fast in the Camaro and haul things in the truck. The C is my daily driver and I've got over 31k miles on it.

    I get about 20mpg in the Camaro and 11mpg in the truck. I'm halfway through my current tank on the C and am averaging 52mpg on it. My best tank was 61mpg. I've taken 8hr day trips in the C with no ill effects. It's a good car. The problem is that people have unrealistic expectations for it.
     
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    I have taken my c on the highway and have never had a problem. This is a great little car and I feel it does well on highway or in city. My daily 22 mile commute includes highway and city and it does great.
     
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    I love my C but on the higher speed highways and quick on ramps, its a bit slow, even with 2 people. The city driving is great and I love it for that.
     
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