When you go to an enthusiast-slanted publication, you typically suspect you're going to enter a world where every recommendation is "Buy an M3.

" Frankly, this isn't too far away from the truth in some cases. 

So, what happens when our friends across the pond at CAR have a long-term test car in form of the latest Toyota Prius. Something surprising, actually.

If you click over, you'll access the publication's log book for the long-term test of the Prius. My favorite entry is how the Prius has become a fleet favorite. Who would of guessed?

In CAR's latest post, the reviewer notes that even after one year the interior looks minty fresh.

This has us wondering: Has Toyota perfected the purpose of the Prius in this latest generation?

The little red marvel has just celebrated its first birthday, and like most one-year-olds it really doesn’t have a clue what all the fuss is about. More importantly, it’s not feeling remotely worn.

Any grubbiness is temporary and can be blamed on the children and dog, but the leather seats still look box-fresh, the piano-black dash is pristine – as long as you can remove microscopic dusts particles from it – and the wheel is unspoiled by helmsmanship. This is a car designed to be lived with for many years...

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DRIVEN + REVIEW: Long-term Test Of Toyota Prius Yields Surprising Results...

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