What do you like best about your Prius?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by RoastyToasty, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. RoastyToasty

    RoastyToasty New Member

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    I'm just interested in what everyone thinks is the best aspect of the Prius? What do you like the most and what do like the least?
     
  2. Felt

    Felt Senior Member

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    Most - Fuel Efficiency

    Least - No serious complaint
     
  3. tomhere

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    I am interested in what you think about the model V. I have not yet purchased my prius. Considering a V or a model IV is my problem I am trying to resolve.
     
  4. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    The 2010 just does it, achieves solid mileage, without having to do anything but just drive it to where you want to go. Sure there are some whose driving profiles that weaken Prius mileage but looking at the EPA and all other mileage collections, good, solid mileage is the default. It is a well integrated system without a whole lot of 'things to remember.'

    The least? I would have preferred having the dynamic cruise control and accident detection system offered as an option on all packages. Safety is not something that should require pretty but non-safety options.

    Along that line, I would prefer a direct ordering system with a fair 'port', 'region', and dealer 'tax' but letting me specify exactly the car and options I want ... even if I have to wait for it to be built and delivered (or picked up.) The other day I was at the dealership and there were three 2010 Prius whose windows had been darkened at the port. The prospective buyers never had a chance for clear, standard window Prius like ours.

    Bob Wilson
     
  5. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Upgraded interior materials. They feel more expensive even though i know they're probably not. Keep in mind I come from a 2005 Prius, not the 2006+ one with their upgraded interior over the 04-05 model.
     
  6. harajuka

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    Most - fuel efficient

    Least - plastic hubcaps
     
  7. Indyking

    Indyking Happy Hyundai owner...

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    Most - Fuel effiency and cargo room (very few cars have both).

    Least - The uggly wheel covers are hard to be liked.
     
  8. a64pilot

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    Least - No automatic headlights
     
  9. charansr

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    Most - Fuel Efficiency, BT Iphone connectivity, USB Interface,

    Least - No automatic headlights,Ugly Wheel Covers,Also wish i had a Hybrid monitor on the nav screen, My brothers Hy Hi displays digital values of the tire pressure wish the car did too for the price we paid.
     
  10. Blind Guy

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    Most: Fuel Economy, 17" Wheels, DRCC (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control), PCS (Pre-Collision System), LKA (Lane Keep Assist), LDW (Lane Departure Warning), IPA (Intelligent Park Assist), Beltless Engine, Chainless CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Electric Engine Auxiliaries (Air Conditioner, Water Pump etc.), European Tuned Steering and Suspension, 4 User Selectable Driving Modes (ECO, Normal, Power and EV), Voice Activated Navigation System, Comfortable Seating, Cargo Utility Area, Good Ride, Good Performance (especially considering its intent), Headlight Washers, Console, LED Headlights, Interior Asthetics, Build Quality, Reliability, Fun Factor, Steering Wheel Controls, Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror, MID (Multi Information Display, Dead Pedal, Nightlight on Gearshifter at Night, Cargo Organizer, Remote Engine Start, Illuminated Door Sills (quite a conversation piece), *SKS* (Smart Key System), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes and I could go on and on...Oh Yeah, I guess I have!!!
    Least: ?

    David (aka Blind Guy)
     
  11. vela

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    Most - less foreign oil, lower emissions, great mileage, reliability, style, options, versatility of the hatch and back seat area.

    Least - not a dealbreaker, but the quality of the port-installed leather seats, availability of the cars, the shopping experience, and the price.
     
  12. JkRbbt

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    Most - Fuel efficiency combined with versatility; the fold down seats and hatchback.

    Least - Cheap feeling plastic interior. I realize some of this may be due to paring down weight for fuel efficiency, but I think they could do better.

    My $.02,

    Loren
     
  13. Frankblack0503

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    Best: Looks/technology/gadgets...
    Least: Rattling plastics everywhere in the interior (Never had this problem before in my 15 year driving TOYOTA's)
     
  14. spiderman

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    Most - the reason I bought it: Fuel Efficiency (53 calculated)

    Least - Being so new I am a nervious wreck driving it around. I will get over it.
     
  15. steve44

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    1. Fuel Efficiency
    2. Power Mode - feels quick since its so light!! Sometimes I like driving it off the line after a red light in hopes people think differently about the prius' available power
    LEAST:
    1. Horrible blind spots!
     
  16. toyoyo

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    Most = fuel efficiency

    Least = $300 electronic key fob, no automatic headlights
     
  17. Bobsprius

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    MOST: I love everything about my V and sure glad I spent the extra to get a V. All the extra options as part of the V make it a Mini Lexus! for a lot less $$$
    LEAST: ??
     
  18. radiocycle

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    Least: No Plug.
     
  19. nparker13

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    Most - tech (DRCC, LKA, IPA, BT, etc); FE (the game of trying to one-up your last tank); SKS (amazing)

    Least - rattles, no auto lights, people complain i drive too slow now
     
  20. alohabailey

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    smart key system, hatchback, sun/moon roof :)
     
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