Prius Taxis

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by skruse, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. skruse

    skruse Senior Member

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    Spent the holidays in the Seattle area. I am always delighted to see and make use of bright yellow Prius taxis. We landed in Seattle and took a Prius taxi from Sea-Tac to the ferry and back. The taxi drivers speak well of their Prius taxis.
     
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  2. Mendel Leisk

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    Up the road in Vancouver there are a lot of Prius taxis. Second gen, 3rd gen, and the numbers of Prius v taxis are increasing quickly. It's funny to driving downtown and notice you're surrounded by Prius. Or have someone try to hail you, LOL.
     
  3. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    The Prius v makes perfect sense as a taxi because of the flexible rear seating arrangement and large cargo area (especially dealing with international travellers). They may not get under 5L/100km but at least the passengers will be comfortable and there's no need to tie the tailgate down with string.

    That being said, I have noticed that Camry Hybrids are getting some attention as taxis even with the smaller trunk. It's mostly in cities where the airport is a good distance from town so I guess the drivers want passing power.
     
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