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Toyota Prius Save Money At The Pump

Reviewing: Toyota Prius  |  Rating:
dizzyduck By dizzyduck on
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We bought this car for our son to drive back and forth to school. We wanted something that was reliable and fuel efficient--and we got both. He drives it everyday and is getting between 50 and 55 mpg. He would get better mileage if he drove only in town, but since we live in burbs he has 20 miles on the highway, which cuts down on the mileage. That said, the Prius is different from every other car you have ever heard about. It gets its best mileage in the stop and go traffic of city driving. I don't really understand it all, but it works! For a car that looks so small on the outside it is very roomy on the inside. My husband is 6'5" and he is comfortable driving it. It has loads of cargo space, including some hidden space in the back for things that you don't want everyone in town to see---like Christmas presents when you are on a big shopping trip. It has climate control, a really nice sound system and available GPS navigation system, which I have used on several occasions because I am geographically impared. It is a little pricy, but the insurance on it has been reasonable so far, my son puts around $20.00 in gas into it every two weeks and it is good for the environment. The biggest complaint we have had so far is the tires that came on it. They did not last nearly as long as we think they should have and when a small car costs $32, 000 it should come with the best tires. All in all, we are very pleased with our purchase and hopefully it will get our son back and forth until he graduates.