2004 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2004 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Josquared writes:
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gas mileage

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power

Josquared
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Good For Environment- So Thumbs Up For Me — Like it...but not much power when you do need it. It's a hybrid so that's a huge plus for gas mileage as well as the environment. I'd buy it again. It's been a good car. Thumbs up rating in my book

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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Amazing MPG

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So-so highway passing power

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2004 Toyota Prius — Adequate acceleration, loads of room, lots of techie toys, and MPG that totally dominates even when driven like a normal car. The 2nd Generation Toyota Prius really has defined how the future of fuel efficient vehicles are going to be. If I'd had to nit-pick and add an item to my wishlist. It would be a turbocharged engine to further enhance the highway passing power of this vehicle.

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WoodWard10 writes:
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5

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Good space, gas mileage, comfortable

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Doesn't accelerate quickly

WoodWard10
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First Car I Bought And I Loved It, But Need Something Bigger Now — 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 husbands car. We took it on several longer trips to see family and it was comfortable the whole way, even 7months pregnant. With the back seats able to fold down we've impressed quite a few people with just how much we can haul in our trunk. I wish they had a van like this but haven't found anything similar and with a growing family it's time to move on to something bigger.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Frederick writes:
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Lots of space car-wise to haul stuff.

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Poor city gas mileage.

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Prius Not The Best Commuter Car. — Cost of ownership is good. Appearance is good. Gas mileage in the low to mid 30s for city driving. May not be that fun because it's smallish engine may be underpowered. Multi-info display was fixed on recall. Make sure to have a pest repeller in your garage or if rats,etc get in your engine compartment, they may bite into the electricals and wreck it. tehn you can't start. What it's cold, the battery may die and need charging.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ktovsen writes:
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MPG!!!!

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I can't think of any negatives about this car!

ktovsen
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To Drive A Prius Is To Love A Prius — Test drive one and you'll know! But I speak from experience, mine has 117,000 miles on it and I've NEVER had to put in in the shop and I can't say the same thing about ANY other car I've ever owned!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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doin80 writes:
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Reliability, gas saver

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Appearance, performance

doin80
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Great Commuter Car — This is a decent car and a great commuter car. If gas mileage is what you are looking for this is the place to be, I get about 50 MPG on average. Performance wise this car leaves something to be desired and appearance wise it is not a very attractive car but that being said it is very reliable and a great gas saver

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chad writes:
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Gas mileage, precise and linear steering, functional and comfortable interior, roomy cargo area

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style, acceleration, handling isn't very sporty

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Functionality Reigns Over Style In The Prius — The Prius doesn't win style or extra feature points. It's just a bare bones gas mileage maven. Acceleration is tepid, but the interior is very quiet and serene. The styling, on the exterior at least, is a real turn off. Interior styling is usable and functionality reigns. Front seats can be uncomfortable but for a midsize car the backseat is roomy and supportive. Gas mileage is fabulous -- we have only seen below 40 mpg during extended uphill sections and it is almost always near or above 50. The steering can be too light with too little feedback.

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Mei writes:
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Fast!

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Smart Key is having issues :(

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Love My Prius! — I LOVE MY PRIUS! I will be getting another one in 2010 for a weekend car. Performance: Handles great. I drive it like a sports car. Build Quality: Great! I have 135,000 miles on the odometer! Appearance: Would love a sunroof. Cost of Ownership: Gets awesome gas mileage (avg. 48 mpg), routine maintenance (oil changes) Fun Factor: FUN! FAST!

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Patrick writes:
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MILEAGE!!!

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Japanese seats are not made for American butts.  Uncomfortable.

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Best Investment! — Gets 40-50 mpg, plenty of space in back for storage. Took quite awhile to break in totally to get closer to 50mpg. GPS is a bit quirky, 2004 model didn't have MP3 player as part of CD.

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efusco writes:
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efusco
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Just A Great Family Car That Makes You Feel Better About Yourself. — While there are flaws on this car such as seat comfort, lack of standard Ipod hook up and a few other minor nit-picks that arise from time to time, overall this is a fantastic car. My lifetime mpg is 53.7 over 57,500 miles and it drives like a charm, never a serious problem.

Owner for 3 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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2013 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great Car By dgirman

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A Well Built, Gas Miser That Offers A Zippy Ride And A Unique Solar Roof. By jaxtwuk

Drives like a golf cart, this zippy little car offers amazing fuel economy with the added bonus of hauling capabilities. Important in a City like Chicago, where gas prices, insurance and cost of livin... Read More

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2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

Ghassan1 By Ghassan

Toyota Prius is an economy car, the engine is strong and you rely on it, the screen tells you every thing, so you know what is the problem prior going to mechanic, it is very friendly and very good fo... Read More

Great Little Car. By karleric

Car has every feature that a Mercedes has but uses regular fuel and gets 45 to 50 miles per gallon. I especially like the navigation system, backup camera and HUD display. Great commuter car and fun t... Read More

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2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

Great, Reliable Transportation, Low Maintenance By schultzjc

Iconic style of this vehicle is hard to dislike. If you like not spending alot on gas, this is the way to do it. Very economical - the more you drive, the more you will like this car. Excellent com... Read More

Reliable And Economic. By gramon55

This is a great car for a small family and starting up professionals. It reads as a car for a conscientious person. Driving a Prius shows you are responsible. On the negative side, I got 4 speeding ti... Read More

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2010 Toyota Prius Reviews

Prius By LRHDRL

This is a great car to own if you do a lot of commute. Switch to Prius because I was driving my friend's car for a while. Found out the savings I get from the gas. Maintenance cost is affordable, as y... Read More

Love It By queeanee

Actually nothing negative except it doesn't have my wants and needs for right now. I prefer a sunroof and navigation, but without those two items, it is a great car. The last snow storm, we had to d... Read More

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