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Year: 2007 Make: TOYOTA Model: Prius
Average raiting 4.5
First 8 years with the 2007 Prius was great. Loved this car, no problems nothing wrong. Now the 9th year and the car may have to be junked. While driving the car stops, will not move. All kinds of red lights come on the dashboard. I'm a 69 year old felmale and can not push the car to the side. I look at the rear view mirror and cars coming fast behind me.. I was not hit and finally a nice young man stopped and pushed me to the side, called AAA and was towed to the mechicanic. Repaired gas pedal for $400. Drove it two days and it stopped running again.. now I'm told it might be the communication between the computers. Any one know s anything about this problem..
The big plus is the mileage. I routinely drive 500 miles on $15 in gas. The big minus is the lack of power. It is only an issue when you really want to go, like merging. It cruises along at 80 MPH on the highway with no problem, but the mileage is a lot lower at high speeds. It's at its best in city and commuter traffic. There is a reason why so many taxis are Priuses.
This is the best car I have owed. With the exception of regular maintenance and an interior battery which the original lasted seven years I think this car is the greatest.
Fantastic fuel economy, front seat comfort, visibility, fit and finish. High fun-to-drive factor. I had virtually no expense beyond scheduled maintenance and minor product recalls (which were free). In my opinion, the only thing that isn't up to Toyota's standards in this vehicle is the 2007 Nav system. By the time one receives updates for the system (which you must buy at a cost of about $300, and load via CD), they are already several years old. But if you have an iPhone with Google maps, the subpar Nav system shouldn't bother you. I don't understand why automobile Nav systems can't simply download by agreement with Google Maps. We bought this car new in 2006, and would have no problem driving it another five years.
Don't hesitate getting a Prius - we were non-believers and then test drove one and ended up buying a used 2007 loaded and have fallen in love with everything Prius! I'm still learning how to make a phone call from the voice commands, but one I do I will have learned how to do everything. Test drive one and don't be afraid to buy used because the mileage and durability of these vehicles is off the chart! A Toyota experience will spoil you for other cars - their service department in our small town is pretty state of the art and they really know how to treat their loyal Toyota drivers. You won't believe how far you can go on a tank of gas - it will blow your mind!