A reliable and hardworking vehicle.
The '08 Toyota Prius is decent all around. The features are pretty basic nowadays and it runs pretty well. I noticed with age, the car seems to start taking up more oil, so using a high mileage oil is very helpful. Like a lot of people know about early Prius, they tend to not have a lot of 'kick', so you have to push the gas pedal a bit more than a normal gas car when going up hills. What I really love about this car is the hatchback. People are always surprised by the amount of things that will fit into this car when the back seats are put down. These cars are well built. I have driven from Florida to California recently, and other than needing to add some more oil most of the way through, the car had no problem. I do not know if later models have this problem, or if it has to do with the car's age, but I noticed when you go up long hills on the highway, the battery tends to drain and the motor has to work overtime. Overall, I am happy with this car and am definitely thinking of getting a newer model in the future.