2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Toyota

image2012 Toyota Prius c Long-Term Road Test

In the month of March, our 2012 Toyota Prius C bumped its lifetime average to 44.8 miles per gallon.

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  • ed124ced124c Member Posts: 0
    Impressive, but I don't think I could ever own such a pokey car. Even the standard Prius is too slow, and the V must be even slower. I am guessing it is the price that has spurred this C up to the point of being the #1 selling car in California. (I have a hard time believing it, though.) I wonder how many barrels of oil have been saved since Toyota invented the Prius. Unfortunately, all those barrels are being used on Chevy, Ford, and Ram trucks.
  • jpnpowerjpnpower Member Posts: 0
    The prius V isn't as bad as you think, still slow though. But, the Prius is for what I call "Tokyo drivers". Only those idiotic "car guys" like us care for driving fun. Ignore that, and the prius cars are very, very nice for flat, city road usage.
  • ed124ced124c Member Posts: 0
    Is "pokey" slower than "slow"? I wish I knew. The Prius V has the standard Prius' drivetrain and is much heavier than the Prius, uh, original model (damn, they need to give it a name). Which should make the V much slower than the car with no name (whooey, whooey, whoo!) And that's what I call Gumby-- I mean Pokey.
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