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The Prius Is Okay, But Mileage Is Lacking

Reviewing: Prius 2005 4 D Sedan  |  Rating:
By fnordian on
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The Prius is a great car. It's got all the comforts of modern luxury cars - particularly with the option to include a built-in navigation system - without the cost OR damage to the environment. My favorite things about the Prius include: super quiet operation, very comfortable to sit in and drive, hands free keyless entry system, and only having to get gas every 2 weeks or so. However, there are a few things about the Prius that I'm not crazy about, including: the design of the car (its shape is designed to be aerodynamic but actually creates larger blindspots than most cards have), and the fact that the mileage is nowhere near the advertised rate. While the car is supposed to get an AVERAGE of 60 miles per gallon in the city and 51 on the freeway. I typically get 40 mpg on long freeway drives and only 30 miles per gallon in the city.