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Test drivin' a Prius this week

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Posted by Fustanella on October 9, 2004, 8:38 pm
Is there anything special you'd suggest I pay special attention to or watch
out for during the test drive?

Posted by Michelle Steiner on October 10, 2004, 12:06 am

No; just enjoy the test drive.  Try to test it under as many traffic
conditions as you can.

city streets
open freeway
congested freeway
rural or suburban highway (not freeway)
right turns
left turns

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Posted by Fustanella on October 10, 2004, 5:27 pm
Good idea. I'll make sure the dealer knows some brick roads near the store,
as that's a good portion of my daily commute. Thank you.

Posted by Larry Morphew on October 10, 2004, 4:02 am
Just enjoy it!

On my first drive I was pretty impressed that when I pulled up to a
stop sign the engine shut down. Still am, as a matter of fact. You'll
notice it, I'm sure.

The only negative that we noticed was that we weren't impressed with
the field of view looking out the rear window through the rear view
mirror. It's fairly limited but we've gotten used to it now.

Good luck...

Posted by Fustanella on October 10, 2004, 5:28 pm
Have you tried the method of adjusting mirrors they described on Car Talk?
It works pretty well in my Saturn, which had a nasty blind spot behind me
and to the left.


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