2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid from North America
Not all it's cracked up to be
The battery packs had to be replaced due to being defective, luckily it was covered by the warranty, otherwise it would have cost thousands.
The brakes always felt spongy, now I have heard about this recall that's going on and I would be afraid to drive it if I still had it, but luckily I traded it in for something else.
The car was great on gas obviously, though I never got what the sticker promised. I usually averaged 40 or so. It isn't as efficient on the highway because it keeps using the gas engine.
It was very comfortable and handled well. Poor visibility in rear, though.
I really questioned the feel of the brake and gas pedals, I never liked the electronically controlled stuff in cars. Looks like Toyota is having some trouble with that now. I would just rather have a good solid cable in between the pedal and the brakes, not some electronic relay that could short out with interference.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th February, 2010