I couldn’t help but notice the comments being quite derogatory towards Toyota, especially attacking someone’s masculinity for driving a Toyota.
WTF? My Prius is a seriously cool car and, at this point, it is my dream car until we get long range electrical vehicles. And the looks when I had my two Echoes when we had 4 guys my size or bigger coming out of the car was priceless. Honestly, all three of my cars have been pretty zippy, certainly more so than the Nissan Sentra I was driving earlier this week.
Here is my response to the article as posted:
I’ve owned three Toyotas – Two Echos and now a Prius (2nd gen). Personally, the fuel efficiency of the Echo is what won me over relative to the other manufacturers, and it’s what I could afford at the time.
I LOVE my Prius. It has great get up and go, the styling is great and the features are pretty much ahead of it’s time.
While Toyota was slow to respond initially, I have no doubt that they are working hard at changing. I was concerned about the braking issues, but Toyota also worked with top notch organizations to confirm and pick apart their design. They’ve addressed the issues (adjusting the pedals where appropriate) and also confirmed that it wasn’t a fault in the software of the vehicle.
As far as I am concerned, Toyota has addressed the issues and I will buy a fourth one in the future. As for attacks against my masculinity for driving a Toyota, grow up people.