Toyota Prius: the perfect car for those with arthritis?

We can think of plenty of good reasons to choose a Toyota Prius for your next car. Saving gas is the most obvious choice, and some people are happy with merely the perception that they are being green. But, how about choosing the Prius for the ease it offers in choosing gears? Think that's just crazy talk? Think again! Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor over at Edmunds Inside Line suggested the Prius to an older friend who happens to have arthritis in her hands. She asked Warren for advice on what type of vehicle to purchase which is no too manually demanding and he recommended the Prius. Not only is the gear selector easy to operate, but readers also pointed out in the comments that the car has push-button-start too, making it easier for someone with arthritis to start the car. When I first read this, I thought it was comical. But, after thinking harder about it, I can understand why somebody would value this and consider it a "feature". After all, this older person might be completely able to drive a vehicle, albeit with some pain. I personally don't want to be driving on the roads by the time I become a hazard to other motorists, but that may not be the case here. Any comments?

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

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