"Luv my little gal! Had to get the black one in "06 when it was like adopting one - you got the first Prius that was available.(black gets hot in summer) I get 51mpg on highway, and I DO get the 60 in town - just don't drive like an aggressive jerk and you'll get it, too. Guys gawk when I'm filling up on less than ten bucks. I've got 68K on mine already, and never did anything but the usual maintenance. Everything working super! Oh, by the way, the hatchback is so great, I pick up 6 ft lumber and French Doors and all kinds of stuff to remodel my home - tons of room inside!
Complaints: too low to the ground, so you'll hit the skirt about every other week, but at least it pops back. Also, there's an annoying glare on the windshield at night due to the dash setup, and the cloth interior does not live up to the pricey tag. Finally - be careful of hitting pedestrians- THEY CAN'T HEAR YOU! The little gal is seen but not heard!"
"I currently drive a 1996 Subaru Legacy that I absolutely am in love with but yesterday I had the opportunity to test drive a Pruis... I can honestly say that I've never been in a car like that before... It doesn't make the normal car sounds, infact it didn't make any sound at all... It was way smooth to... The only thing I really didn't like was that it's pricey... But from what I've heard and read they pay for themselves after several years of ownership because you're not having to replace parts that normally have to be replaced in a regular car"