I love my ’05 Salsa Pearl Toyota Prius, and I love the 58.3 MPG I get on road trips. This car takes me everywhere — work and back home & to family and friends. I just love it. What I don’t love is the little problems that always seem to pop up after a long road trip… and the horrible design flaws that keeps me from fixing it myself.
Last year, my 12 volt battery died and I locked my keys in my car. Unfortunately, the battery is in the back, nearly impossible to get to, precariously perched next to the brake light wires. Only a dealer could correctly replace it.
This year, it’s a head light that got burned out. Instructions for changing the headlights in my car are printed on THREE PAGES in my manual. I set out to change the bulb today, but I couldn’t do it. I had to ask a Good Samaritan for assistance, but even he couldn’t do it! I found some more detailed instructions after some googling so I am apt to try this again before I go grovelling to the dealer.
What’s the most difficult thing you’ve had to fix on your car that should have been easy?