Priuses may not be the sexiest car in the world.... Or the fastest, but they do have their perks. The Prius can get up to 40 mpg, which will turn out to be a real money saver. Its also very affordable, and you can even get tax credits just for owning one. Like I said, it's not the sexiest car in the world, but it kind of looks like a spaceship on the inside.
These cars are not eye candy like a camero, but I love the design of them as a whole. I drove a 2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx got about 16 mpg in the city and about 21 mpg on the freeway. I used to curse and get frustrated with those damned prius drivers, but really I was jealous. Then I got a PriusC came with a User Manual as thick as a Harry Potter novel. When I read the book, it covered wearing your seatbelt, or how to start the car. I assumed that I would get good gas mileage if I continued to drive like I always did. (Where were these great miles per gallon the dealership promised me?) then I watched 50+ YouTube Videos. PriusC tells you all the time how fast you are going, how much you are paying, and how you could do better at any given time. I started out 0-35mph in 3 seconds, like I always did...FAIL! To get good gas mileage in a prius one must take off at a more gradual acceleration, maintain a consistant speed, and slow down sooner. It took some time for me to adjust to the new way. And according to the "EcoScore" my high score is 94, I still havent gotten 100/100 (dang it! I really try!) I know that people talk about how their batteries arent environmentally friendly, but what battery is? I think the prius is one possible solution, maybe not flashy but I get there more economically. And until someone else pays my gas bill, Ill drive at what ever safe speed i want to. (my state doesnt have a minimum speed, but safety is my biggest concern) And above all else, the PriusC changed my focus from Oh My God how fast can I get there! To I'll get there 5 minutes later, maybe take the city way and save 5 bucks, and enjoy the ride, because they prius has a smooth ride for such a small thing. But you dont have to take my word for it. TEST DRIVE ONE!
Priuses are a global sale but they are slow, expensive, not the best at fuel economy, ugly, dull, completely pointless piles of junk. I know this because I have ridden inside one before and they have the worst interior I have ever seen. Plus they are not very good looking which I like in a car. So I would have to say that they are not good cars.
And that's the end of the argument. Sadly, millions of drivers have bit upon the idea that hybrids are immensely fuel efficient. It's a lie. It's proven. Diesel sedans, let alone small diesel hatches, can run for days on what the Prius burns. The car is silly. So are the people who drive them, largely. Which is not to say that hybrids are altogether without merit. I'm certain that in several decades, they will have solved the electric car satisfyingly, but for the nonce, it's but a sales pitch, and a poor one.