"We have 2, 2008 Prius cars. One now has 4,000 miles and the other 10,000 miles. While it isn't a race car, it is kind of fun to drive, VERY functional with the fold down rear seats-that is a spectacular feature, and we have had absolutely NO problems/issues in any way. We avg. min. 44-53 mpg depending upon who is driving and how. I am 6'2" and it is perfectly comfortable. We also have two very large dogs that ride in mine, with the seats down, and it is perfect. Really-we love them! (we also have a new MB and BMW but drive the Prius's more often)"
"My husband purchased his 2007 Prius a year and a half ago. It was used and already had 30,000 miles on it, so I was a little worried. Since then, it has put on at least another 25,000 miles with hardly any problems (it was sold with bad tires, but after we had those replaced for $425, we've had no further problems...I think the tires are expensive, but I drive a Chevy Aveo which is $60 per tire...I might be biased). It only needs an oil change every 6000 miles, it's making 47-52 mpg every fill up, it's comfortable for the driver and passenger, the A/C works great (which is awesome in Houston, TX), it has enough room for our larger purchases (mini fridge and a extra large dog crate or two crates of boardgames), and my husband LOVES IT. You can EASILY lay down the back seats for extra cargo space. We know it seats 4 people very comfortably. I do not know how it drives in mountains, but it does great on hills. I do not know how it would be in colder climates, but it's perfect here. In short, we are VERY happy our Prius!"
"I bought a 2007 Prius from my local toyota dealership. I LOVE IT! the feature you get on a mercedes for thr price of a Corolla! I get, on average, 53 mpgs. The only problem i have had with the car is my wife forgot to push the "park" button and it rolled into the garage door because she couldn't hear it running! lol ALOT more pep than you think."