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:
2004 Toyota Prius Base Review
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5

Pros

over all reliability

Cons

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

45

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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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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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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doin80 writes:
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Reliability, gas saver

Cons

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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Josquared writes:
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gas mileage

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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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ktovsen writes:
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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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Mei writes:
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Fast!

Cons

Smart Key is having issues :(

45

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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Rye1 writes:
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3

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40 mpg, spacious,

Cons

no power AT ALL, looks, and everyone in P.A. has one for christs sake

55

Yes, It's A Prius, But 40 Mpg Is Kinda Ballin. — The Prius is not exactly well made, making it have a kinda cheap feel to it. I am talking about the base version, not with a luxuary package, which you can get. Those are a little better. Yet, there is no other car that can get 40 mpg. Another downside: hella blindspots

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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Toyota Prius Reviews

Very Reliable Car For Commuting Back And Forth From Work. By fwlzone

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 ... Read More

Gen 1 Prius Review By pacphil

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 q... Read More

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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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2005 Toyota Prius Reviews

Excellent Overall Daily Driver. By wrightgal

This car rocks on fuel economy! I only fill up once every 3-4 weeks. Lots of cargo space for hauling things. Low maintenance. A great car for both sporting around town and longer distance driving - tr... Read More

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

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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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