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#597 of 674 2010 Prius-would not buy again
Oct 03, 2010 (5:54 am)
We bought a 2010 Prius last year.
It gets good miles on gas.Finally up to 51mpg. Other than the gas savings I would not buy this car again.The paint job is horrible.I have nicks down to the metal,and scratches all over my car.Never had this damage issue with other cars so early. Do not like the braking system. Any little bump in the road and the car jolts forward giving a loss of control sensation.This is same before and after the Toyota computer fix.
I would not recommend this car to anyone if they asked me what I thought of it.
#598 of 674 Re: 2010 Prius-would not buy again [mattemma06]
Oct 03, 2010 (6:55 am)
I have not experienced any of your problems in my 2007 model.Maybe you should get an older one
Oct 14, 2010 (8:04 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of the Toyota Prius who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than Saturday, November 20, 2010 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
Thanks for your consideration,
#600 of 674 New owner - 2010 Prius IV
Nov 20, 2010 (11:44 am)
I am very impressed so far, averaging approx. 50 mpg - we'll see how it does after a few more tanks of gas. It scoots along when needed, but I mostly drive it in ECO mode, which took an adjustment at first. I'm surprised at how quiet it is compared to my previous 08 Honda Accord. It also feels like I'm going slower than the speedo indicates, but I'm going with the flow of traffic.
You have to wonder about all the hype earlier this year about the sudden accelleration problems with the Prius and various other Toyota's. Where are they now? If it's still a hazard, there would still be reports of it happening. I do believe there were incidents of runaway cars, but the floormats have been deemed the culprits. What is it about "shifting it into neutral" that's so difficult to understand? Not once during one of these runaway reports did a a driver said they did that - hmmmmm. That's my commentary.
#601 of 674 Sudden Unintended BRAKING
Dec 22, 2010 (2:28 pm)
Just bought a 2010 Prius V with the Technology Package. Bought from a Ga dealer 200 miles away. On my trip home to TN, on two occasions, while traveling 70 mph, dynamic radar cruise control on, lane keep assist on, the vehicle suddenly braked. Both times I was passing a semi-tractor/trailer rig on a slight right curve. I understand how the pre-collision avoidance system could be a cause if I was on a sharp left turn. But this was on a slight right curve. I'm taking it to a dealership today. Has anyone else had this issue? I know there aren't many Priuses with the Tech Package. I'm confident that one of these tech features failed to operate as intended.
#602 of 674 Re: Sudden Unintended BRAKING [dan19]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Dec 22, 2010 (2:54 pm)
Just a gut feeling that the pre-collision system IS the cause. It sounds a bit silly to say it this way, but I'd bet the system THOUGHT you were getting into a dangerous position and acted lke it thought it should. I'm not a real big fan of something driving the car other than the driver. Anytime you tell someone that the car is going to do something for them, they tend to think they don't have to worry about that anymore. The prime example is daytime running lights. Drives me absolutely nuts seeing cars running around at night with DRL's on as if they are headlights.
#603 of 674 Re: Sudden Unintended BRAKING [pf_flyer]
Dec 23, 2010 (6:05 pm)
The Prius technician believes that the likely cause was the dynamic cruise control. Suggested using the lowest sensitivity of the three. He could find no issues with the sensors; there were no codes recorded. Service manager noted that the owners manual states that dynamic cruise control should not be used on winding roads. He was trying to blame me! I doubt if anyone would consider interstate 24 between Atlanta and Chatanooga to be a winding road. I took the car on a test drive on the interstate and could not replicate. So, perhaps this is an acceptable "fix". I'm taking a trip next week. That will be the real test.
#604 of 674 Should I buy a 2007 Prius,( base)
Mar 02, 2011 (9:52 pm)
I am interested in buying a 2007 Prius. I have read some of the discussion about this vehicle and would like to get other's opinion. This car has 50,000 on it. I don't know what the asking price is yet. Would this be a good car to buy?
#605 of 674 Re: Should I buy a 2007 Prius,( base) [nanabea]
Mar 03, 2011 (12:53 am)
I love my 2007 Prius, Gas mileage is great. Drives like a dream in the snow and ice. My husband who is 5'11 finds it a little uncomfortable to drive on a long trip but i am a shorty and I love MY car.. we have had NO problems with it and we bought it used also...it did not have as many miles on it as the one you are looking at though. I think ours had some where around 34,000..not sure.. I would not hesitate to buy another...
#606 of 674 Re: Should I buy a 2007 Prius,( base) [carolb777]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:41 am)
I have a 2004 Prius that I bought new. It has 60,000 and runs great.
I am 6' 1" and have no problem in either front seat even on 600+ mile trips.
Occasionally I sit in the rear which is fine but when I'm in front, with the seat all the way back, it does make it tight for whomever is in back of me.
There have been a number of annoying TSB's but they all have been done at no cost to me.
My major complaint is a lack of power after 5 minutes on long, steep, straight, uphill mountain climbs when I can't keep up with the traffic going 80mph. That's because the great battery boost is limited to about 5 minutes in those circumstances. The 2010 and 2011 would do better. Also, I live in snow country and need a 4WD sometimes so I use my wife's car in a blizzard.