2007 Toyota Prius Executive 1.5 hybrid
The easiest drive available
One of the tail lights is not sure if it's gonna work or not.
Some problems with central door locking in cold weather; fixes itself above zero.
A creaky sound at the brakes just before stopping.
Some interior creaks.
Parking sensors in front beeping all the time (when turned on).
I'm having heavy arguments with the voice controlled GPS. Especially when debating what temperature we're going to have in the car.
Despite some minor irritations this is overall a very nice, if a little dull car to drive. Very well equipped.
Silent running, but at high revs it sounds like a dustbuster, with a hint of sewing machine and a electric shaver. Weird exterior, but you get use to the "pregnant Celica" look.
Spacious inside for 5 adults. Because of the sloping rear, luggage space is limited. Seats are nice, but could have been better on long trips.
Interior is otherwise practical and functional in its futuristic ways. Some plastic feels a bit "CD cover" like.
Cheap to drive, but not cheaper than a diesel. Uses 10-15% more per mile than written on the paper, and up to 20% more in the winter.
Traction control useless up icy hills. You just stand there and nothing happens, and you can't turn it off.
Very light steering, but not very accurate. Feels like you're driving in pudding on twisty roads. Strong brakes, but there are cars with better road holding.
Lots of airbags is a plus. You're gonna need it when a cowboy with a Suburban runs over you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2011