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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R.J. writes:
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5

Pros

over all reliability

Cons

4 passenger car (not a really good 5 passenger car)

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Would Buy This Car Again With A 3rd Row Back Seat — 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... disliked some of the standard equipment... disliked some of the steering components

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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WoodWard10 writes:
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5

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Good space, gas mileage, comfortable

Cons

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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4

Pros

Lots of space car-wise to haul stuff.

Cons

Poor city gas mileage.

35

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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5

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MPG!!!!

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

ktovsen
35

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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Josquared writes:
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4

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gas mileage

Cons

power

Josquared
45

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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doin80 writes:
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Reliability, gas saver

Cons

Appearance, performance

doin80
45

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

Cons

style, acceleration, handling isn't very sporty

35

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!

Cons

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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Chris writes:
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Amazing MPG

Cons

So-so highway passing power

45

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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Griffin writes:
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2

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Good gas mileage, typical Japanese reliability, easy to park and drive in traffic.

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Uncomfortable interior, woeful performance, bad driving position, touchy controlls,  rediculous gearbox

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2004 Toyota Prius — The performance is poor, and the brakes are way too touchy. One consolation is that it handles fairly well. But the compromise is that the ride is a bit too firm for a family saloon car. The "Variable Transmission" is a stupid invention, and is easily one of the worst parts of the car. I think in an effort to save weight, Toyota have sacrificed all of its know-how on design, and made the interior out of pretty poor materials. Exterior styling is pretty bold, but I don't fancy it. The computer has needed some fixing, but otherwise, the Prius is typical Toyota reliability. Gas mileage is about 45 city. With is much less than Toyota promise when you buy it. Maintenance is easy and cheap, and Toyota customer service is excellent. Fun Factor: 2/10

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2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2010 Toyota Prius Reviews

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