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2008 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2008 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 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: 4.8 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 31 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"light" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 40 2008 Toyota Prius reviews.

John writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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5

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

Cons

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:
2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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4

Pros

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

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Olivier writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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5

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fuel economy, comfortable

Cons

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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5

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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

Pros

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
65

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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5

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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:
2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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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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mwhammett writes:
2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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5

Pros

Only 22,777 1 owner mi.

Certified (means you have 77,000 more miles left on powertrain warranty)

Cons

At times, it seems underpowered, but those feelings fly away when filling the gas tank once a month !

mwhammett
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Extra Low Mileage — Love driving, favorite car to drive in over 50 years of driving ! Extremely low mileage 22,777 ! Backup camera (safety . . . . . especially in my neighborhood, lots of little kids !) Smart key system, means you'll never hunting thrugh your pockets/purse for your keys, simply touch the door handle and then push the start button (you don't even have to insert the key !) Average miles per gallon equals 47 !

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2010 Toyota Prius Reviews

Love It By queeanee

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Great Car By Clare

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2009 Toyota Prius Reviews

The Way It Drives And The Driver In Full Control By Kabusalim

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I Hope To Drive It For Many Years To Come! By Greg

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