2010 Prius Uses Roman Numerals For Trim Levels. Eh?

2010 Prius Uses Roman Numerals For Trim Levels. Eh?

Instead of stuff like SE, LE and XLE, the different options packages or “trim levels” on the 2010 Prius will be demarcated by roman numerals II, III, and IV. There is no Prius I. Odd. Probably to set it apart from your normal, not-getting-50-mpg cars. [Kicking Tires]

UPDATE: Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

UPDATE: Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

23 months after we first posted her story, Angela Weigold writes in with the latest update about a Prius salesmen who left multiple harassing phone messages daily, calling Anela a “whore” and put her phone number on online escort websites.

Car Sales Plummet: Automakers Just Don't Make The Cars You Want

Car Sales Plummet: Automakers Just Don't Make The Cars You Want

CNNMoney says that consumers are avoiding gas guzzling SUVs and buying… nothing! whaddayaknow.

When Does It Make Financial Sense To Downsize Your Car?

When Does It Make Financial Sense To Downsize Your Car?

Over at Consumer Reports they’ve been running the numbers, trying to figure out when it makes financial sense to downsize into a more fuel efficient car.

High Gas Prices Transform Geo Metros From Weak To Chic

High Gas Prices Transform Geo Metros From Weak To Chic

The formerly mocked and neglected Geo Metro is finding new popularity amidst high gas prices. According to CNN, the Geo Metro is making a spectacular comeback, especially on eBay. You might be surprised to learn that the Geo Metro and Toyota Prius get nearly the same gas mileage. Now consider that a Metro can be found for about $7000 compared to a new Prius which costs $21,000+, it becomes easy to see the attraction. Details, inside…

Reader Takes Comfort In Making The DMV Type The F-Word In A Legal Document

Reader Takes Comfort In Making The DMV Type The F-Word In A Legal Document

The DMV is making reader Paul surrender his license plates because they could stand for something untoward, but he takes solace in the fact that he made them type a nasty word in a legal document.

Computer Glitch Causes Toyota Prius To Fail Georgia Emissions Test

Computer Glitch Causes Toyota Prius To Fail Georgia Emissions Test

If you bought a Toyota Prius and have been trying to pass an emissions test in Georgia, you’re probably pretty stressed out right about now.

UPDATE: Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

Angela Weigold writes in what’s new with her case against a dirtbag Prius salesman, James Gentile. This was a guy who, after the deal went raw, left multiple harassing phone messages daily, called Angela a “whore” and put her phone number on online escort websites.

UPDATE: Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

UPDATE: Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

Angela Weigold writes in what’s new with her case against a dirtbag Prius salesman. This was a guy who, after the deal went raw, left multiple harassing phone messages daily, called Angela a “whore” and put her phone number on online escort websites:

Consumer Takes Sleazy Prius Salesman To Court

An update on the Weingolds who are suing a Prius salesman, claiming he screwed them over on a sale and then proceeded to leave threatening messages on their answering machine.

UPDATE: Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Salesman’s Arrest Warrant

UPDATE: Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Salesman’s Arrest Warrant

In the case of Prius sale gone wrong, Mark tells us that he met with a lawyer this weekend. The lawyer agreed to help sue Mr. Gentile, the salesman.Dan Wolf Toyota of Naperville. Yay. Lawsuits.

UPDATE: Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Warrant For Salesman’s Arrest

UPDATE: Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Warrant For Salesman’s Arrest

On Monday, we posted part of Mark’s story about how he tried to return a Toyota Prius and ended up incurring the wrath of vengeful salesman who placed obscene phone calls at all hours to his wife. A warrant is now out for the salesman’s arrest.

Toyota Prius Confuses, Confounds, Calls Your Wife A Whore

Toyota Prius Confuses, Confounds, Calls Your Wife A Whore

If you buy a Toyota Prius, your wife’s name and phone number will instantly find itself on many online escort websites. This we know. But it sucks for money in ways your wife doesn’t. In fact, the car’s so confusing that Consumer Affairs couldn’t even figure out how to turn one on:

Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Warrant For Salesman’s Arrest

Sleazy Prius Deal Ends in Warrant For Salesman’s Arrest

Toyota Recalls A Million Cars for Faulty Steering Wheel

Toyota Recalls A Million Cars for Faulty Steering Wheel

If you own a Toyota Prius, you may want to bring it into your local dealership. Just pray that the steering wheel doesn’t break off in your hands on the way.