Last post on Oct 02, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#635 of 674 I love it more everyday
Feb 27, 2012 (10:33 pm)
I bought a 2011 Prius hatchback I. So far each day gets better and better ----I can't believe the power of the gas engine, when you ask it to accelerate onto the interstate -----it's a rocket!!!! I gave my brother my all-wheel-drive 2000 Subaru ----and I am not sorry that I have front wheel drive ----the engineering of the vehicle is spectacular -----I drove a Volvo and that car doesn't move in cross winds, however, they use the highest grade of steel available, Boron ----and of course they can not get the mileage because of this. Two great manufacturers ----I would like to see them get their heads together to make an ultimate car!
I find that handling and not power has saved my life on many occasions. Only once, in my lifetime did I need power, and that was because of my poor planning in keeping up with everyone in traffic. Now, I try to stay away from the pack. And that is the best way to be safe and to be able to find a way out. Never let yourself get boxed in. Drive Safely
#636 of 674 Prius + Parents
by kirstie_h HOST
Feb 28, 2012 (12:55 pm)
A reporter is looking to interview parents who own a Chevy Cruze Eco, Toyota Prius V and/or Honda Civic Hybrid. If you are willing to share your experience with the car, please email PRedmunds.com no later than March 10, 2012.
#637 of 674 2011 Prius II Door closing sound
Mar 26, 2012 (7:12 pm)
I have a Toyota Camry. When you close the driver's door, it makes this nice thoomp sound. Our new Prius doesn't make the same sound. There's sort of a kind of metal sound when I close the door. I took it in for service, and they said it's normal. For those of you who have a Prius, how does your door sound when you close it?
#638 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [goprius]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:22 am)
My doors close with a solid thump. If it is all the doors, I wouldn't worry. One cool characteristic of my prius is that when sitting at a light in the rain, the wipers on high rock the car back and forth. How cool is that !!! Great car. No problems and lots of room.
#639 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [goprius]
Mar 31, 2012 (1:01 pm)
I've recently acquired a 2012 Prius II and noticed the same thing. It is almost like a hollow sound when you shut the door, like it's missing soundproofing or something inside the door. I am going to stop by the local dealer and shut the doors on some of their display models to see if it is the same. If it is, then I'll just live with it. Kind of hard to be upset with a car giving me over 52 mpg.
#640 of 674 Re: 2011 Prius II Door closing sound [bigbutr]
Mar 31, 2012 (1:16 pm)
Light weight = high mpg!
#642 of 674 Hybrid Northern Californian?
by steve_ HOST
Apr 19, 2012 (1:01 pm)
A news reporter would like to talk with hybrid car owners in Northern California. If you fit the description, please contact predmunds.com by Wednesday, April 25, 2012
#643 of 674 Re: New Prius Owners - Give Us Your Report [pf_flyer]
May 17, 2012 (9:48 pm)
About my brand New 2010 Prius - At first it was wonderful....
I'm not sure if I'm out here alone with this problem, but on my new (25 miles) 2010 Prius the brakes are slipping when it hits a bump. When I went to the dealer, Bayridge Toyota, Brooklyn, they acted like they didn't know what I was talking about and tried to charge me 189.00 to look at the car even though it is under warrantee. I asked them if they had a specialist to take care of this well known problem (It was in all the papers in 2011 with the recalls) and they said they had never heard of it.???? But it seems the only ones who hadn't heard about it was me and these Toyota Dealers - but the rest of the whole world had heard about it. My misfortune was to buy a floor model for a 2010 in 2011 and I trusted the dealers at Plaza Toyota.
This brake problem is very scary and I wonder why more people aren't complaining. Please write me if you have this problem. There is a class action suit against Toyota for it and I'm doing all I can to get mine properly fixed. I only found all this out after researching the issue. Now all the joy has gone out of my new car buy. Great Mileage or not bad brakes are a hazard and no fun at all. If anyone has advice let me know.
#644 of 674 Re: New Prius Owners - Give Us Your Report [imani2]
by pf_flyer HOST
May 18, 2012 (4:01 am)
The discussion you should post this in is Toyota Prius Brake Problems. You'll find that you get a better and faster response by posting in a a discussion where your area of interest is already being talked about. You may even find that someone has posted a similar problem and the solution is waiting for you to read.