Well I didn’t get to this story the first time it went around. Now there are more details that have come out in regard to some 2004 and 2005 Toyota Prius stalling while being operated on the highway. Definitely not a safe thing to have happen.
This is the car that we wanted to buy last year. We were looking at a 2005 model. But a year wait for delivery and the price tag brought us back down to reality. Even though my uncle could have helped us make the purchase. We ended up going with the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo. Not as good of gas mileage as the Prius of course. This was an upgrade from a Chevy Metro. We are getting the same or better gas mileage as the Metro gave us. Yet we have a bigger 4 door car now. Cash isn’t being saved at the gas station pump. And we definitely aren’t helping the alternative automobile market.
It’s really unfortunate when your wallet and reality make you have to not make the right choices in regards to doing better things for the planet. Honestly this type of technology should have been common place years ago. The worlds reliance on fossil fuels really is a bit ridiculous in this day and age. Yes I’m aware of Penn and Tellers views on the subject.
I guess the upside is we won’t be having to take our vehicle in do to a recall. Or at least I hope our choice of vehicle doesn’t have anything that majorly wrong with it. Now the person who lives a few blocks down the road from us. Will be having to take their black 2004/2005 Prius into the shop if they haven’t already. They got their Prius just a little bit after we had made our vehicle purchase last year.
“Regulators said that in more than 85 percent of the complaints it was said the Prius stalled between 35 and 65 mph. Some drivers were able to operate the vehicle in electric mode for a time. About half said the car would not restart and had to be towed.”