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TOYOTA PRIUS (Hybrid)

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Hi all, I'm interested in a Prius but remain undecided. What are the 'PROS & CONS' with owning one? Do you own one or know somebody that does, any GENUINE feedback would appreciated?
Nash Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
Hi all, I'm interested in a Prius but remain undecided.

What are the 'PROS & CONS' with owning one?

Do you own one or know somebody that does, any GENUINE feedback would appreciated?
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Nash Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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banned 2 Likes #1
Cons: You'll start enjoying the smell of your own farts and also contributing to the smug cloud!
banned 1 Like #2
Cons: It looks like this:

http://www.elitefleetservices.co.uk/uploads/images/Car-Images-For-Elite/toyotaprius.jpg
#3
Con - It's a Prius
1 Like #4
Pro - its not a mini convertible
#5
Pros:
No congestion charge in London
Quiet engine
Reliable (it's a Toyota!)
Helping to fund/research future improvements

Cons.
A lot of diesel motors get significantly better mpg than these, especially longer journeys
V. expensive compared to similar standard 'normal' car.
Quite loud tyre noise and bumpy(ier) ride

It all depends on what you want it for. For out and out economy, especially decent commuter trips, you'll be better off with a diesel, for lots of short around town hops this may come into it's own.

HTH

Dave
banned#6
boothy
Pro - its not a mini convertible


Stalker.

But I know which I prefer:

http://images.dealerrevs.com/pictures/12545922.jpg

You do strike me as a Prius 'man' though Boothy
2 Likes #7
Wirral_guy
Pros:
No congestion charge in London
Quiet engine
Reliable (it's a Toyota!)
Helping to fund/research future improvements

Cons.
A lot of diesel motors get significantly better mpg than these, especially longer journeys
V. expensive compared to similar standard 'normal' car.
Quite loud tyre noise and bumpy(ier) ride

It all depends on what you want it for. For out and out economy, especially decent commuter trips, you'll be better off with a diesel, for lots of short around town hops this may come into it's own.

HTH

Dave


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%932011_Toyota_vehicle_recalls
1 Like #8
They're pretty expensive.
Buy a proper car or get a push bike
#10
How about a Toyota Auris Hybrid ??
banned 1 Like #11
Buy a BMW diesel. Better mpg, better car all round
#12
Honda insight hybrid is decent too
1 Like #13
Wirral_guy
Pros:
No congestion charge in London
Quiet engine
Reliable (it's a Toyota!)
Helping to fund/research future improvements

Cons.
A lot of diesel motors get significantly better mpg than these, especially longer journeys
V. expensive compared to similar standard 'normal' car.
Quite loud tyre noise and bumpy(ier) ride

It all depends on what you want it for. For out and out economy, especially decent commuter trips, you'll be better off with a diesel, for lots of short around town hops this may come into it's own.

HTH

Dave

Surely that would go in the disadvantages along with **** poor breaking system, dodgy airbags, and the rest.
#14
Wirral_guy
Pros:
No congestion charge in London
Quiet engine
Reliable (it's a Toyota!)
Helping to fund/research future improvements

Cons.
A lot of diesel motors get significantly better mpg than these, especially longer journeys
V. expensive compared to similar standard 'normal' car.
Quite loud tyre noise and bumpy(ier) ride

It all depends on what you want it for. For out and out economy, especially decent commuter trips, you'll be better off with a diesel, for lots of short around town hops this may come into it's own.

HTH

Dave


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I have seen quite a few around lately and living in the capital makes sense owning one, especially when these are road tax and congestion charge free for starters.

Thanks for your reply along with some of the other useful ones!



Edited By: Nash on Apr 28, 2011 13:42: I double quoted
#15
pokerpad
How about a Toyota Auris Hybrid ??

I have seen one and do prefer the Auris Hybrid lookwise, but I'm nearly 6 foot and so prefer the Prius.
#16
sufchenko
They're pretty expensive.
Buy a proper car or get a push bike

Lol, whats a proper car?
#17
If you are after a prius then I imagine MPG is a concern. See what you can get MPG wise with other cars at a similar cost.
#18
dimebars
Buy a BMW diesel. Better mpg, better car all round

I see your point and like BMWs but prefer a Merc (new C-Class) if I were to choose one over the other. I don't drive nowhere near as much as I use to (use public transport to commute) and so the car would be parked up on my drive most weekdays and just used occasionally on weekends.
#19
#20
http://assets5.gcstatic.com/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2010/25/vauxhall-ampera-1277203712-view-0.jpg
http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2010/06/23/vauxhall-ampera-e-rev-electric-car_1_6WFNv_69.jpg

Edited By: Punjab on Apr 27, 2011 23:38

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