2008 Toyota Prius User Reviews

2008 Toyota Prius Review Ratings

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  • 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" 34 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews
"noise" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Greenbean950
5

Price, economy, maintenance record, room for family transporation.

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Great gas mileage, very easy car to drive.  The acceleration is surprisingly fast given this is a hybrid, there are no issues getting onto highway on ramps.

Cons

Road noise may be more noticeable than other sedans but not significant enough to be bothersome.  

robwma
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Great Economical Commuter Car — When I first got my Prius I was coming off of a Saab. The first thing I noticed is the car is light so if you are driving in a heavy cross wind you feel it a bit more. The acceleration speed is very good given its a hybrid. I have no issues getting onto highways. The ride is not as comfortable as other sedan (like my Saab was, I loved that car) but given its incredibly great gas consumption it more than makes up for it. Its a great commuter car or car for the new driver - very easy to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great fuel efficiency, Incredibly reliable: oil change, tire rotations, air filter cleaning...that's it.

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HID Headlight issue....known defect, been corrected. Wind noise a bit on the high end.

rcky_mntner
20

Fine Commuting Commuting Car — Overall great car for daily commuting. I drove 132 mile every work day for 6.5 years and never a mechanical issue. Tires lasted over 75K miles, Brakes still good at 175000 miles (I use the "B" engine break to "down shift" in the city and hiway). Fairly comfortable (I've drive 10 hour days in the car and at 60+ I'm ok sitting that long). Great cargo area (with no passengers in the rear you can haul a 60" screen TV NO PROBLEM). Over all a fairly "utilitarian" vehicle.

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Great fuel economy, handles well, can fill up the tank with 20$ - 30$ , gets 48 MPG in city, 45 on highway , MP3, Back up camera, 11.9 gallon fuel tank! Double the room for glove box

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no GPS, very small nit picky things! etc.

Ethon_Hack
25

Save Tons Of Money On Fuel! — Since it has such great fuel economy, I found myself only having to fill this car up once every week and a half, considering I drive from and to work about a 25 - 30 mile distance! Very happy with this vehicle and I know you will be to!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fuel mileage

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cost of car , tire wear and cost of tires

ejlark
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Great For Saving Money — like saving money. very peppy at slower speeds. great for getting around town. has a very good amount of space for good seating front and back. luggage area is great for one set of clubs setting width wise. looking for newer one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MPG, Size, Volume, Reliability

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Some road noise on highways

1arrow1kill
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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned — Great MPG and reliability. Fun to drive. This vehicle impresses most everyone who rides with us. Round trip from Michigan to Tampa, Florida for $210.00. Drive one and you'll buy one. My brothers 2002 Prius has over 200K on it and he's done virtually no repair maintenance to it, just recommended upkeep maintenance.

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The gas price is priceless on this car!

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I have no negatives

pvanmeter
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Loved This Car — I've never disliked this car, it's been a great car! It's got great power too, it's not a little put put car it can haul but, I've gotten a ticket in it and the cop asked me how fast I thought I was going and I said 78 and he clocked me doing 92. I was on a road trip and was listen to my radio and just lost track of my speed, so all the jokes about how it has no power is not true.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Obviously, the MPG.  But the Prius is surprising large in terms of seating and cargo capacity.  

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HID headlights not as great as advertised

trout1
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Great Commuter Car! — The Prius Touring is a very nice vehicle. Ours has the leather interior, back-up camera and other features that make it a bit more upscale than a base Prius. Went from a 10 mile commute to a 60 mile commute for a new job and this Prius is just what we needed. Averaging 45+ combined MPG. While no one will mistake it for a roadster, the acceleration is fine and the car is extremely safe.

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50 MPGS!!

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Got to get used to engine stopping and starting of its own free will

tomsey524
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Miles Per Gallon Baby!!! — More power then I would have expected for a car that get 40 to 50 miles per gallon. Lots of room in the back. Air is so cold you have to turn up the temp for its coldest setting. Overall I have been pleased driving this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Only 22,777 1 owner mi.

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

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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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2013 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

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