HOULDIN ON THE PRIUS
Its small and sleek, but powerless. My first reaction — a lawn mower. It was hard to adjust to such a different car from my usual V8 off-roader, and that was obvious each time I took off from the lights.
But once you got up to about 30km/h, the car was very comfortable and enjoyable to drive around the city, manoeuvrable and easy to control.
I enjoyed the positioning of various buttons and the ease of driving. Having the odometer in the middle was at first annoying until I used the illuminated heads-up display— this is a fantastic addition.
My biggest complaint was the location of the back spoiler. It seemed to be in the way every time I wanted to look through the rear-view mirror. But overall, a good city car and very economical, so it suits its purpose.