2008 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2008 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 32 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 41 2008 Toyota Prius reviews.

John writes:
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Handles extremely well, awesome gas mileage, nice features for the price

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I could complain that it's not a speed demon, but that's not why anyone buys it.

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Great Mileage And Better For The Environment — Gas mileage, 50 summer, 43 winter (the gas engine runs more in the colder weather to keep the engine warm). I can go anywhere from 430-500 mi. on a 10 gal tank, depending on the season. The car handles surprisingly well. More than adequate acceleration for getting on highways, etc, but once you are beyond 60, passing acceleration just isn't there. Pretty well appointed for the price. I have package 4, which includes Premium stereo and Bluetooth. It's larger than I would have thought, and while I can't load up like an SUV, with the back seats folded down, I can get a fair amount of stuff in there. I highly recommend it for anyone that has a hefty daily commute (I travel 85 mi. miles round trip each day). Also interesting to note that you get better mileage in heavy traffic or city than you do on the open highway (at slower speeds, the car runs more on electric than gas). I am definitely pleased with teh car and would buy another in a minute. The 2009 will be the next generation...can't wait to see it!

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david14616 writes:
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fuel economy

Cons

won't tow a horse trailer

david14616
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No Frills - It Works Well. — Good car - got 50 mpg last week. Acceleration and handling adequate. Interior comfortable. Low clearance means I drag the front end pulling out of parking lots frequently

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Olivier writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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fuel economy, comfortable

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no cruise control on base model

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Best Commuter Car Ever — best commuter car ever - 55mpg on my 40 minutes commute in the city. just get to 35mph and then it runs on electric. seats are very comfortable and there is a LOT of room in the back - not much for shoulders (not enough for 3 adults i fear) but legroom is impressive !

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Brent writes:
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4

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Modern look, newest technology, super silent.

Cons

Toyota's problems and a really annoying backing up sound that they
don't even put in most new cars anymore.

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Solid Car, One Of Toyota's Best. Yet, They Still Have All The Old Problems... — Like the headline. its a solid car, and its one of Toyota's best. but the old problems are still there. really annoying beeping sounds, an inaccurate camera for the only thing to help you when you are backing up, and a volume limit to the stereo... why the hell are they limiting the volume?!

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Sarah writes:
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Very efficient; seats four; very quiet; spacious; smooth ride

Cons

It's black so it gets dirty very easily.  That's the only con I can come up with.

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I Love My Prius, Especially Helpful With The Sky-rocketing Gas Prices. :) — Very reliable car...easy on the wallet when it comes to filling it up & it looks nice too. :)

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Jennifer writes:
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2008 Toyota Prius — I like how my car handles. My previous car had issues making a simple turn (i.e. the turn radius sucked) but with this one I can whip in and out of parking spots without issue. I love the backup camera, the fact that it's low emissions, and that I get about 47MPG.

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jahsoar writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Touring Review
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5

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mileage, reliability, quiet, interior layout and console storage.

Cons

No convenient pause or mute button on audio, no day time running lights.   No seat heaters.

jahsoar
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Good Car, Packages A Little More Complete Than When We Bought A 2004 — The vehicle hasn't changed efficiencies, it was just rated higher than reality before, which the EPA has remedied. Batteries estimated to go 8 years, 80,000 have lasted for almost all service vehicles more than 250,000 miles. I got about a thousand dollar discount through Costco which was not available when demand exceeded production. Oh, no seat heater but there are aftermarket solutions. You'd think an electric car would have an electric seat heater, after all it's got an electric air conditioner.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Linda writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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Everything is positive about this car

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None

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Toyota Prius 2008 — Our Prius has been great, we've owned it now for over a year and haven't had any trouble with it. The exterior is very attractive and the interior has tons of room. We are all about 6'2'' and there is more than enough room for 4 very tall people in our family to ride in the car comfortably. It is fun to drive and has many nice features like back-up camera, bluetooth,etc. But the best thing about the Toyota Prius is the great gas milage that we get!

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linmosaic writes:
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5

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gas mileage, parking, roomy even for a tall person

Cons

cooling and heating not as efficient

linmosaic
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Great Little Car For Getting Around Cities And On Longer Trips — Traded in my minivan just in time to see gas prices skyrocket. Prius is great for gas mileage, parking and even long trips. I do miss the ease of putting things in a minivan, but everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Not as good at cooling hot California summers as my Honda, but the gas pump is in charge!

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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ThePaz writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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Excellent gas mileage with this hybrid vehicle. Six years before we needed to replace the 12 volt battery.

Cons

Not for a "Hot-Rodder"!

ThePaz
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Think "green" & Our Ecology! — We just love this car. It's been remarkably dependable as it is of a new technology, that of an electric/gas "hybrid" vehicle. Four doors and lift-back for a family it's perfect, in that respect, with plenty of room in the back for transporting from the store to our home. Seems to have more room in the rear than for tall people with "long legs" up front, but does accommodate a six foot individual. We're older now so speed isn't a big deal to us as power isn't a strength of this car although cruising speed would surprise many, and such a quiet drive, many people new to this car may think it stalled-out because it's just so quiet. The gas mileage and savings in money while doing something good for the environment is it's main assets. The world is changing for the better. We just love our "Prius"!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2013 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

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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

Great Car That I'll Keep And Replace With A New Prius Again By Porschenut

This is my 2nd Prius (first one was 2006 2nd generation) and I love my previous so when it is time to sell my 2002 Porsche 911, I bought a brand new 2012 Prius. No regrets. Even better than the 200... Read More

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2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

Sport Performance Upgrade Toyota Prius By gelato426

We highly recommend people for this car if you are looking for a hybrid car, it is very quiet and it only cost us $60 a month for gas, on top this is an upgrade package, it looks different from the or... Read More

Economic And Efficient. By gramon55

Besides the great millage and decent driving, it is a Toyota. This is a very reliable car. You can drive it with confidence. I don't think this is a fun car. I have had Jeeps and a Porsche. Those are ... 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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