"Great Car - Not just for commuting"4.5 starson by jgerecht
Pros: Gas Mileage, room, comfort, and more gas milage
Cons: Bad vision out of rear, can't see the front
Summary: I've barely had my Salsa Prius for 3 months.
This is the best commuting car around. Unlike other great commuting cars, this is a roomy, mid-size car with a serious amount of storage space and lot's of amenities. It can fit 4 with lot's of room to spare and the rear seat leg-room is awesome. I'm getting about 47-52 miles per gallon (more on the highway) and I'm putting out minimal effort to get the best mileage.
Ok, it's not perfect. Vision out of the back window is like a tunnel and I can't see the front bumper, I used to have a Honda Accord and this is a bit disconcerting to me, probably not for an owner of a compact van.
I'm also a bit annoyed at the LCD display. Too many things are there and they can be impossible to see if the sun hits it, and it does sometimes. Also, I don't like NOT having a fan switch. You have to reach to the LCD touchscreen and it's a bit far.
However, on the whole, this is a great car. I got the high end accessory package and I really LOVE the smart-key entry, one of the best features of the car, be sure to get it.
It's also a very safe car, lot's of airbags, etc.
Love it, love it, love it.