If left on and in drive, it will move away from you--just like how every
other car works.
Is this confusing to you? Toyota designed the Prius to ACT just like
every other car everyone has ever driven. It does that quite admirably,
frankly. They did a stupendous job.
He must mean that he has a manual transmission.
It's obvious to me that the Prius would be perceived as an "automatic" to
its drivers. It therefore follows that drivers would expect the Prius to
behave like a traditional automatic-transmission ICE car, and that Toyota
would design the Prius to behave as such.
Interesting point. Even though the gear selector is marked like a
traditional automatic, "P", "N", "D", etc., and there is no clutch
pedal, it really does kind of act somewhat like a manual since there is
no automatic shifting from 1st, to 2nd, etc. Sorta harkens back to the
VW "automatic/manual" tranny.
It's really an ingenious piece of engineering. Too bad it's in such a
crappy little box. But, my wife consistently gets in the low 50's.
Comapred to what? I don't own one, but I have been in them. It's no
BMW, but for the price it is an incredible deal. I find it as
comfortable as a Camry (not that Camry's are world class in comfort).
The only significant negatives I am aware of are the narrow width and
the horrible view out the rear. It is not really my cup of tea, but I
don't think I'd call it a "crappy little box."
I do own one, as I've previously stated. Bought it new in '07. The more
you ride in one the more you see and feel. I think it has a bad ride,
uncomfortable seats, weird and rubbery steering, it wallows around turns
and there's a lot of wind noise at highway speed. It feels cheap and
boxy to me. It's a technological marvel but it is, IMHO, far inferior to
Toyota makes little to no money on the Prius; it's an "image" car, and is
expensive to build. It wouldn't surprise me at all to find out that they've
cut a /lot/ of corners in an attempt to keep the line from being a major
"it has a bad ride, uncomfortable seats, weird and rubbery steering, it
wallows around turns and there's a lot of wind noise at highway speed."
That sounds a lot like my '94 Accord.
Actually, the main problem my Accord has is that the power goes to the
wrong wheels...............I never have been a big fan of FWD, but the
car was free and it is very reliable. I should finally hit 80,000 miles
This '94 Accord LX is actually pretty nice for what it is. Very good gas
It has pretty high wind noise, but this is also a very lightweight car
compared to many other 4 door sedans, and I like that.
The seats could be a lot better. This car is cheap to insure, however,
and it doesn't attract the attention of the various ticket-writers, so
there are definitely some advantages.
The reliability is what I like about it the most, and at the low miles
it has, it will hopefully remain reliable for some time to come.
Thank you sir, this is indeed a 1995 model Accord LX that was assembled
Hehe, I have put about 3,000 of the miles on the car.
Most of the miles are from Grandma driving it back and forth 200 miles
She did not run the A/C enough, and the entire system was replaced for
$1200.00 last year, so that works great now.
This is one of the few cars I have owned where everything works without
Lucky you! Now you've got not only a car with unusually low milage, but
even a year younger than you thought. No such luck for me. It is a '94
LX, though still running fine at almost 290 K miles. But then it was
also assembled in Japan.
Now that could become my problem, too, because I don't use the A/C much
either. Not much need for it where I live.
Excellent! I hope that mine gives such good service. This car was in one
accident but it was repaired nicely and it drives without issue. My
grandma never told us about that one.
She was 82 at the time and had no intention of giving up her license.
She finally retired from driving in October of 2009 at the age of 92.
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