2001 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2001 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Steven writes:
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5

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Great quality and gas milage.

Cons

No hatchback.

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Prius Is A Great Car — Reliable and comfortable. Never had any problems with it. Has a great ride. Not that much power, but I am not really interested in that. It is a great car to drive - very smooth and quiet. Would highly recommend it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ethan writes:
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Reliable transportation with stellar gas milage.

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Staring at a broken TV provides more thrills.

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Gets You From Point A To Point B With No Frills, No Hassles, And As Cheaply As Possible. — This car is rock solid, cheap transportation. So ends the pros. Finances are priority over fun-to-drive at this point in my life, and that is why I bought this car. With over 160k miles on it, I get 39-47 MPG with it depending on driving conditions, and after 3000 miles, not only is the oil still full, but its clean as well! I've had this car 2.5 months so far and its had no repairs and given no indication it will need them soon. The car is extremely quiet even at interstate speeds, with summer tires on, all you hear is some very faint wind noise, engine noise only becomes audible when laboring up hills. The bad news is this car is NOT built to be fun to drive - it has poor steering response, leans heavily in curves, and the hybrid powerplant is barely adequate for reaching cruising speeds by the end of the interstate on-ramp, and that's with a very heavy right foot. Styling is better than second and third-generation Priuses, but still not what I consider attractive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pacphil writes:
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4

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Very good fuel economy, adequate performance, quiet running vehicles, low maintenance cost.  Brakes last two or three times as long as a non-hybrid car.

Cons

Tends to wear tires faster than other cars if they are not rotated often.

pacphil
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Gen 1 Prius Review — This is a great little car. The trunk is valuable for those who like to hide their stuff as the 2nd Generation (2004 to 2009) and 3rd generation Prius do not have a trunk. It's fuel economy is not quite as good as the newer, more sophisticated Prius, but still well above average for a car of this size.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fwlzone writes:
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4

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After12 years on the road, this car runs perfect.
At 150K miles, I had a entire system overhaul performed.
1. Replaced breaks but had 80% remaining.
2. All fluids changed and none were cloudy.
3. Spark Plugs and wires changed and fuel economy went up by 2 mpg.
4. Ice cold A/C

Cons

Basic interior with cloth seats.
Acceleration will b slow up hills.
For people over 5'-10", the interior can be snug.

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Very Reliable Car For Commuting Back And Forth From Work. — This is a nice looking 4-door vehicle. It is a great commuter car at 42mpg. On long trips, ride can get a little snug. It does have more space that Gen 2 Prius for cargo. Overall a fund car to drive and you smile each time you go to the gas station

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Levinbob writes:
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3

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Reliable, 40+mpg

Cons

Body beat up bad.  "dog car" where foxy, a chow-shepherds mix has messed things up. No excreta, though.

Levinbob
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Has Served My Practical Driving Needs Very Well. No Sex Appeal, Except For,crunchy Types — Positives: mileage, reliability, green cache, parking, no need to worry about maintaining the appearance, cuz that is shot, very little money for up-keep, maintenance, etc and it runs just fine, makes a loud statement about priorities, ie. environment trumps it all Negatives: no pep, completely gone to seed, Sound system OK, at best.

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Makenna writes:
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Gas mileage

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Electric battery replacement cost.

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2001 Prius — Instant torque so it's always fun to smoke people at green light, and of course get passed. I bought the car at 27,000 miles for $7000. Seats are comfy, and it's handling is pretty good. I can manage to make my tank of gas last for two weeks, except in cold weather, when it's expandable bladder technology in it's gas tank makes it shrink and holds only 7-8, and not 10 like normal. When it switches over to electric, it sounds dead silent and will freak any new prius owner or new passenger out, thinking that it shut off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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build quality, cost of ownership, fun factor, hybrid!!!

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performance, lack of options

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2001 Prius Is An Instant Classic! — The original model Prius was a huge gamble for Toyota that paid off big. It was such an innovative car for the time, and looked pretty cool then (now it' just kind of ho-hum). In only owned it for a year, so I can't speak much to reliability, but the gas mileage was great! I loved getting all the data from the in-dash screen. I loved the battery-only mode which let you creep up on people and surprise them. :) I once got from Kent to Seattle using no gas at all! It is a super fun car to drive, though performance-wise it's not much of a "car" as a "transportation device."

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Reed writes:
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2

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Digital speedometer

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Too hard to figure out!

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First Hybrid Car I Drove — When the city car I normally drive was in the shop, I borrowed Code Enforcement's Prius. I liked the digital speedometer, it gave me a much better idea of how fast I was going. Buick Regals had them up to 1992, and I don't know why they quit making them that way. But there's not enough middle ground between taking my foot of the gas and pressing on the brake. The brake slows down way too fast, I'm lucky I didn't get rear-ended. Worst of all, the doors lock by themselves and when I tried to unlock the door to get out and check something, the horn went off for no reason! I hope the Prius has been improved.

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Toyota Prius Reviews

Love It By cbier

I've been exceptionally happy with this car since I bought it in 2003. It has only cost me regular maintenance cost to keep it running. I'm still getting 46mpg after 161k mi. I would buy one again. It... Read More

Great Car By richpook

I found this car to be great on gas and maintenance. Not much power if you're looking for that but not very noticeable after you have it and not riding in a BMW or something. Rides smooth and quiet. G... Read More

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2003 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Little Car. Very Reliable Transportation By Jahon29

It looks small, but you don't feel that while you drive the car. It handles very good. Braking system is perfect. Around $25-28 to fill the tank. I love the gas mileage that this car gets. It is arou... Read More

Love My Classic Prius By scarlatto9

I have always loved everything about this car and now that fuel is getting pricey, I'm even happier. This car goes as fast as I want to, and more importantly, when I'm stuck in traffic the emissions ... Read More

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2004 Toyota Prius Reviews

Would Buy This Car Again With A 3rd Row Back Seat By R.J.

liked the 40 mpg... liked the reliability... liked the cubic space... liked the environmentally friendliness... liked the handling... liked the technology disliked the space with 2 cars seats... disli... Read More

First Car I Bought And I Loved It, But Need Something Bigger Now By WoodWard10

I liked everything about this car from the cost to maintain it to the ease of getting my two children in and out of the car without hitting their heads on the too low roof, problem we have with my hus... Read More

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2005 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Value By Stevesprius

Overall great vehicle. Well kept, reliable, lots of room, economical with great gas mileage. Would highly recommend a Prius to anyone looking to purchase a front wheel drive vehicle. It handles well ... Read More

Love It. By Bonita28

The Prius has been the best car for my family. We drum a lot and the cargo space is a amazing. I can carry so much. Lots of room in back seat. Lots. Very dependable. We opted to buy the electric batte... Read More

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2006 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Family Or Commuter Vehicle By joevipe

I personally like the look of the Prius and i love that it is eco friendly. The car is very comfortable and quiet. 170k miles on it with only basic maintenance. The gas mileage is phenomenal and cost ... Read More

Prius Quality And Economy By Robert

Great car for commuting and for 2 people touring. Very low maintenance, and survived hitting a deer head on. We have taken it cross country and it has performed well on long trips. Annoying that you... Read More

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