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The Perfect Prius?

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1602 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I've been considering picking up a used Prius to use exclusively for Uber/Lyft.  But it seems that almost every used model I find has 150+ on the odometer and i've seen many for sale with over 200K.  I've also read that the Prius family of auto's is the #1 choice for rideshare.

So drivers who own some version of the Prius, what say you?  Has the car been relatively bullet proof?  Does anyone drive a Prius in snowy weather and how is it?  (I've heard an all wheel drive version is rolling out).  I'm in Cleveland OH so AWD is important.


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     5 years ago

    It is a great car but in the end, it's just a car. Owning it is much like owning any other car - you have to insure it, park it somewhere, add fuel occasionally. I drive a 2007 model and you can tell it was carefully designed to behave like a normal automatic-transmission gasoline-powered car, and it does. It uses less than half the fuel of my minivan, but more than my motorcycle. :)  Fuel consumption is the same in both city and highway which is nice. Regarding you bullet proof ask, it has been the most reliable car I've owned - no problems so far. After 150,000km or so the brake pads look like new with "normal" driving and about all I've done is change the oil regularly.

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    97 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    following. would love more info on owning a prius.