Asked for two levels up from the bottom at Alamo on Monday in Glendale–bottom is a Chevy Aveo, second is a Cobalt–but instead of the Pontiac G5 I got the Toyota Prius. In White. Short form? Great idea… but it’s still a Toyota.
keyless entry and start and trunk access is pretty awesome; possibly best feature aside from that whole hybrid jazz
hd radio is nice
backup camera is cool (though I didn’t notice it until day 3)
On button. how cool is that?
Inconsistent interior lighting — they light the steering wheel controls differently than the spedometer/info lights different than the controls for the AC controls… and the internal light dimmer affects them differently!
awful visibility rearwards, especially to the right side for lane changes
foot-operated parking brake means no e-brake turns
less acceleration than I could possibly have imagined
the info screen for where the power is going/coming from is nice, but ultimately unnecessary; I just want to drive!
Toyota doors… too light, doesn’t feel like a nice solid seal when you shut ’em
Don’t get me wrong, Prius gets mondo gas mileage. And it has a lot of nice features besides, but none of that is enough to justify me to let go of my car. I’m sure a better revision from someone else will make me think about it, but right now I’ll keep my gas-guzzling ways.