Toyota Prius hybrid lasted: It increases current savings model picture like it around the reliability of the complex hybrid technology in the everyday life is ordered and how much gasoline one can actually save thereby, a Prius of the second generation had to prove over 100,000 kilometers starting from December 2004.
The result of the continuous test is remarkable: In puncto reliability the Prius up to the VOLKSWAGEN gulf leaves all other competitors in the compact class with conventional and thus allegedly matured technology behind itself.
There is also criticism at details nevertheless - those do not have to do however directly with the propulsion principle. Briefly said, a car with few lack, which stylistic polarized and particularly within the range of the operation has some Macken. Decay or simply only ugly? Of "modern and schnittig" up to "ugly and shapelessly" are enough the comments, which one gets to hear as Prius drivers. Is noticeable does one in each case. The lack are fast enumerated: a defective Lambda probe, a loose sun visor, a worn purchase of the central arm rest and a bad contact in the circuit of the stop light switch. Therefore no errors from the range of the hybrid system. Nevertheless Toyota can look back on ten years hybrid driving. The eight-year old warranty on all hybrid components includes also the hybrid battery also. Who itself thus for one of the 200 used Prius copies, which are offered in relevant InterNet stock exchanges, decides, no risk is received in this regard.
Spritverbrauch hui, visiting a dealer pfui With journeys to countries, in which on the motorway a speed limit applies, consumption oscillates itself with under six litres per 100 of kilometers a car engine and sport reporter Thomas Fischer succeeded it on the travel to Geneva salon even, the consumption on 5,4 L/100 km to press. Such values are on the level of economical Diesels. Accordingly sumptuously the range precipitates. With over 800 kilometers it could have created Fischer from Stuttgart even until far behind Lyon. The Prius creates minimum consumption with four before the comma particularly in city traffic, where the hybrid system can out-play its strengths with stop and go fully. Thereby the energy flow and consumption gauge on the on-board monitor, which animate to saving, are helpful. Among ambitionierten Prius drivers it comes thereby quite to the contest who uses to few and which most small green cars on the screen collects. They show, how much energy was recovered when driving and braking - nearly like Credits in a computer game. Even if the Toyota had only few lack, he was a frequent guest in the workshop. Inspection and oil change intervals of only 15,000 kilometers are today no longer up-to-date. The high number at visiting a dealer is responsible for the fact that maintenance costs rank despite favorable control item, low consumption and small tire wear altogether only in the centre zone.