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What We Drive: 2005 Prius

January 26th,

2005 Toyota Prius

Armaan Almeida

Odometer: miles

Maintenance Costs: Oil ($25), Tires ($543), Air ($14), CVT Fluid Change

Armaan: Gas prices.  That, and the that I couldn’t stomach the that brand-new cars so fast.  I wanted to use the Prius’ as a hedge against fuel

  Did it work? Sorta.  I bought the for $12,000 from a private in 2007, and I still get notes my wiper from people if I d sell it.  If you re like me and love to on your own cars (I refuse to my vehicles in for service), than the is ironically awesome.

 The only thing you to change is the oil.  The pads and rotors last  I m on the car s original pads and rotors, after 122k+ miles.

other cars did you consider?

Honda Civic Hybrid, Fit, Toyota Yaris, RSX Type S, and the Acura TSX.

are (5) pros and (5) cons for your


I get 420 miles per tank to fill up) @ $4.00/gallon

Don’t to pay $50 for SMOG every year.

Rear seats fold of cargo space.


Cheap to insure.


up long, steep hills.

BlueTooth is horrible and lags.

Seats are way too flat.

Arm rest and material feel cheap.

Navigation is laggy, and updated discs are $300.  For one disc.

you buy it again?

Armaan: Absolutely.  Do you spending $60 a tank on fuel per  I don t.

 The combination of fuel-efficiency, and ease of use all add up to make one of, if not THE best car you could buy, period.  will scream foul and that the Prius is not a driver’s car and it is slow, subsequently affixing the label to its fenders…if you want to cool, don’t buy it.  not what you make, it’s you keep.

  And the Prius will help you your bank account and full.

First Drive: Toyota Prius Plug-In

30th, 2011

Toyota’s new Prius Plug-In Hybrid is an not a revolution, of what is already the and most-popular hybrid car on the market. testers recently put a near-production through its paces. and their show a car that looks, and drives like the standard hybrid. Only better.

For who haven’t heard, the new Plug-In’s key is its ability to drive for around 15 on electric power alone. Its lithium-ion battery pack can be in around 2.5-3 hours a standard home outlet, or in 90 minutes with a customized charging system ($999 Toyota).

Only 124 lbs. heavier the standard Prius, testers the Plug-In’s driving experience to be identical, and that’s mostly a thing. Combined EPA fuel measures 49 mpg after EV cruising The 2012 Prius sees 50 the Chevrolet Volt, 37.

One drawback, and a significant one, was the Plug-In’s of engaging the gas engine even in EV under heavy stabs at the Toyota says the Plug-In can run off power alone at speeds of up to 62 but Autoblog found the gas engine regularly, even at lower

Thus the 15-mile electric is a little misleading. Drivers can the stated EV range without any gas, but it will take discipline and familiarization with the quirks.

The interior features the dimensions Prius owners are to, even retaining all cargo beneath the rear hatch the larger battery pack. new Entune smartphone-pairing infotainment is standard, and a new heads-up display with the upscale Prius Hybrid Advanced.

Toyota is taking orders now the first deliveries to begin in 2012 in 14 states, with a rollout by early 2013.

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