Posted by Jeannie on September 21, 2007, 12:18 pm
I think I have finally gotten to the point where I am going to trade-
in my 2004 Honda CRV for a Prius.
I travel 50+ miles one-way to work each day - the majority of the
drive on an Interstate.
The non-Interstate driving is on some curvy roads.
Several questions I am hoping you can answer from experience...
- How does your car handle "curvy" roads? When I drive my CRV, even
at the speed limit, I feel as though I am going to rollover. This is
one of my main reasons for trading in the car. Can I expect better
performance from a Prius? And would the Touring edition make a
difference in handling?
- What are your favorite features about the vehicle? I am looking at
getting a Package #2, so I won't have all of the bells 'n' whistles
people normally tout about - so I am talking about the "basic"
- Lastly, what are your main gripes about the vehicle? My CRV has a
heaviness to it on my new long commutes and I long for an easier, more
enjoyable ride. Gas mileage is most definitely an issue, so I'd be
curious as to what the typical highway-driver (70 mph) of a Prius
tends to get in terms of gas mileage.
Thanks in advance for all of your insight and feedback!
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 21, 2007, 12:41 pm
Wonderfully so. Suspension and tire technology has come a long, long
That's because you're driving a TALL vehicle. The Prius has a low
center of gravity, partially due to the aluminum they use.
I have a base model--didn't even come with an AUX in jack to the stereo.
So I added it myself (coastaletech.com). I find that beyond that,
there's nothing the car doesn't have that I would wish for. Navigation
is the big thing people want, and it's easily added on demand for much
less than what Toyota wants for its built in system. I use a unit I can
take from car to car and while traveling in rental cars.
It has auto climate control, great A/C, and power locks and windows.
Some people swear by the Smart Key System. I don't think it matters,
myself, other than for bragging rights. If you need that, fine.
I haven't found any yet. I've been on a couple of long trips in the 6
months I've owned one, and it's VERY comfortable for that--and in the
summer, with AC on, still gets 53mpg on the road at 70+mph.
Posted by richard schumacher on September 22, 2007, 2:53 am
For lots more feedback visit http://priuschat.com
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 22, 2007, 6:32 pm
WTF does your driving a Prius have to do with me just because I'm
driving a Prius?
Are you pissed because guys wearing blue shirts don't wave at each other?
Posted by Tom Ricostronza on September 23, 2007, 4:39 am
On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 14:32:45 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
I don't know what you have to do with the rest of humanity.
WTF do you have against guys wearing blue shirts? I bet you're from a
*red* state. Aren't many of those left now. :-)