Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saying Goodbye to the Jelly Bean Car

We bought a Prius back in 2005, and I've been noting the experiences with it over the past few years here...

It picked up the name Jelly Bean car after listening to Click and Clack on Car Talk trying to talk someone into buying a Prius, and him coming back with "but it looks like a jelly bean!".

A couple weeks ago we traded it in on a new Jelly Bean:
Our new 2010 Jelly Bean

The old Prius had 101K miles on it and was still doing fine -- it will very likely go another 100K miles for its new owner.  But, we decided to take advantage of the slump in car sales and get a new one while the prices are down a bit.

The new one (they call it a generation 3), does have some nice refinements -- quieter, a little more roomy, a little more comfortable, better fuel economy, better performance, ...  Nothing dramatic, but small improvements that add up.  Hope this one serves us as well as the old one did.

Some more thoughts here...

Gary

1 comment:

  1. I bought a 2010 Prius in April and it has met expectations. Gen III Priuses (2010-) have more power and get better fuel economy than Gen II models. With cash incentives and dealer discounts, combined with deep fuel savings, I believe that the Prius is a now good value proposition. I also like Gen III styling.

    Sandy S

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