Some new cars have special problems, including animal invasions. For instance, Mazda has had to recall 65,000 new cars because of an infestation of spiders in the hoses leading to their gas tanks.
People who drive a Prius (or other hybrid car) can be a bit boring at times. But despite their obsession with the mileage they’re getting, sometime THEY get a little bored too, with their polite, docile QUIET cars. Some people have suggested adding an artificial sport car sound to them. Now hybrid owners have a new excuse to do this: complaints that these silent cars are sneaking up on pedestrians (especially blind ones) because they don’t give them enough warning to get out of the way.