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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#546 of 674 I am So Excited
Jan 19, 2010 (8:44 pm)
After years of wanting of and begging, I finally wore my husband down. Today he bought me a 2007 Generations II Prius. I am in love. Although I must admit, I am a little over whelmed. The owners manual is not very clear so it is going to be a lot of trial and error . I hope the car and I can live through it as well as my marriage...lol
For an example, the salesman told us it showed you how many miles to empty. That is a feature we both like in a vehickle. We spent a lot of time trying to find that particular feature in the book, finally calling Toyota. After talking to 2 techs and 20 minutes later being told this model did not have it.... we did not feel too stupid, only disappointed..lol...
I would love this car no matter what. I have waited a long time to own one. Any tips would be appreciated!
#547 of 674 Re: I am So Excited [carolb777]
Jan 19, 2010 (8:55 pm)
My suggestion is to simply drive and enjoy the car. It is great and very easy to drive.
Forget about the book. You will only torment yourself unnessicarily. After a month or two, you can read the book but it won't be necessary or it will be fun.
#548 of 674 Re: I am So Excited [carolb777]
Jan 19, 2010 (10:05 pm)
I cannot imagine anyone not being thrilled to own a Prius. If anyone regrets a purchase of a Prius, I am sure that there are long lines of buyers drooling over those who are lucky enough to be cruising down the road in a very efficient, intelligently-designed vehicle. I find the most roomy efficiency vehicle that I have ever owned in thirty-five years of operating vehicles. I have never been concerned over running out of fuel, since I usually fill-up at 100, 200, or 300 miles on the odometer and the little boxes on the dash display drop a square for about every two gallons of fuel expended. I cannot imagine why anyone would challenge the Prius by testing whether it ran out of gas after 400 miles or more. Of course, I almost never go through a tank of fuel in a month.
Last year, I averaged 48 MPG in mountain driving conditions. This year, I reduced mileage almost 10% by purchasing a set of heavy, sticky, all-season tires. Traction was good with the original tires, but is admittedly stronger in snow with the new tires. The only problems that I have encountered during the past two years: 1] I could not find the spare tire because it is hidden beneath a plastic compartment under the carpeting when you open the hatch; 2] I made use of the extra battery with clamps that I always carry in my vehicle after a passenger left a light on inside the car while it was parked at the airport for a week; 3] I soaked one of the electronic keys in a rainstorm, causing it to not function, causing me to spend $250 on a replacement key that was not required since the original key resumed operation after it dried-out; 4] I was pulled-over by a young police officer for accelerating too fast within municipal limits with my muscle car.
Feb 14, 2010 (12:52 pm)
So I may be biased since I drove a 1999 Honda Civic Sedan for 10 years, but I absolutely love my Prius. Period.
#550 of 674 Re: Not Your Typical Prius Owner [cruising7388]
Feb 15, 2010 (1:52 pm)
#551 of 674 Re: I am So Excited [stevegold]
Feb 15, 2010 (5:38 pm)
I do love the car.I find it exciting.I decided to take your advice and just enjoy it.BTW I'm not listening to all the BS the media is putting out about Toyota..thanks for taking time to get back to me..
#553 of 674 Prius IV Status Report
Feb 27, 2010 (11:40 am)
The car is 6 months old now with 3000 miles. Our Prius performs as advertized with mileage at 50/hw, 46 /city, with normal driving. It is comfortable to drive, smooth riding with a few rattles from the console area. All features perform nicely, especially the air conditioning, stereo and nav. Totally love the keyless entry and adaptive cruise control. When it comes to pure driving pleasure though, I'll take my 2006 Acura TSX. The Prius is a fine car (very cool, high tech, and eco-friendly), just don't expect it to perform like a BMW just because it can cost as much as one.
#554 of 674 2010 Prius III bought 8 Mar 2010 - happy
Mar 10, 2010 (12:07 pm)
Still learning about the car which we bought on the same day the San Diego loon was loose on the freeway. Probably could have done better a few days after that incident and yesterday's woman crashing into a wall, but ... Love my 99 Forester but now that I don't have to be anywhere in snowy weather, I am ready for the Prius. The manual(s) could be clearer, but we will get through them to the fun part.
#555 of 674 Re: 2010 Prius III bought 8 Mar 2010 - happy [anneg2010]
Mar 10, 2010 (2:22 pm)
Hmmmmmmmm......I wish I felt that way