Toyota Prius Review from Portugal

2010 Toyota Prius Premium Navigation 1.8

Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance44200 kilometres

Summary:

Great green car, almost perfect

Faults:

Some squeaks inside the dashboard.

After 2 scheduled services at dealer (in both they were told to fix the squeaks); still some squeaks remain.

Front spoiler now gone, probably of a sidewalk contact during parking.

General Comments:

Dislike: Less comfort when on bumpy roads, mainly from the "sportwheels" OEM fitted by Toyota - 215/45 17". Also not cheap tires.

Like: Total silence when crawling in traffic, easy to drive, easy to achieve record breaking MPG on a daily basis. Decent handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2012

12th Sep 2012, 17:42

My neighbour in Australia has one of these; every time I hear him pull into his driveway, I can hear the front spoiler scraping along the driveway surface. It seems that at the same time as car makers are trying to make their cars more fuel efficient, they are making them less drivable over anything other than a dead flat surface.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review