2001 Toyota Prius Top Comparisons

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
fwlzone writes:
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Very Reliable Car For Commuting Back And Forth From Work. — 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 and you smile each time you go to the gas station

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: After12 years on the road, this car runs perfect.
At 150K miles, I had a entire system overhaul performed.
1. Replaced breaks but had 80% remaining.
2. All fluids changed and none were cloudy.
3. Spark Plugs and wires changed and fuel economy went up by 2 mpg.
4. Ice cold A/C

Cons: Basic interior with cloth seats.
Acceleration will b slow up hills.
For people over 5'-10", the interior can be snug.

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Gen 1 Prius Review — 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 quite as good as the newer, more sophisticated Prius, but still well above average for a car of this size.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very good fuel economy, adequate performance, quiet running vehicles, low maintenance cost.  Brakes last two or three times as long as a non-hybrid car.

Cons: Tends to wear tires faster than other cars if they are not rotated often.

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Gets You From Point A To Point B With No Frills, No Hassles, And As Cheaply As Possible. — This car is rock solid, cheap transportation. So ends the pros. Finances are priority over fun-to-drive at this point in my life, and that is why I bought this car. With over 160k miles on it, I get 39-47 MPG with it depending on driving conditions, and after 3000 miles, not only is the oil still full, but its clean as well! I've had this car 2.5 months so far and its had no repairs and given no indication it will need them soon. The car is extremely quiet even at interstate speeds, with summer tires on, all you hear is some very faint wind noise, engine noise only becomes audible when laboring up hills. The bad news is this car is NOT built to be fun to drive - it has poor steering response, leans heavily in curves, and the hybrid powerplant is barely adequate for reaching cruising speeds by the end of the interstate on-ramp, and that's with a very heavy right foot. Styling is better than second and third-generation Priuses, but still not what I consider attractive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliable transportation with stellar gas milage.

Cons: Staring at a broken TV provides more thrills.

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2001 Toyota PriusReview
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2001 Prius — Instant torque so it's always fun to smoke people at green light, and of course get passed. I bought the car at 27,000 miles for $7000. Seats are comfy, and it's handling is pretty good. I can manage to make my tank of gas last for two weeks, except in cold weather, when it's expandable bladder technology in it's gas tank makes it shrink and holds only 7-8, and not 10 like normal. When it switches over to electric, it sounds dead silent and will freak any new prius owner or new passenger out, thinking that it shut off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas mileage

Cons: Electric battery replacement cost.

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Prius Is A Great Car — Reliable and comfortable. Never had any problems with it. Has a great ride. Not that much power, but I am not really interested in that. It is a great car to drive - very smooth and quiet. Would highly recommend it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great quality and gas milage.

Cons: No hatchback.

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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2001 Prius Is An Instant Classic! — The original model Prius was a huge gamble for Toyota that paid off big. It was such an innovative car for the time, and looked pretty cool then (now it' just kind of ho-hum). In only owned it for a year, so I can't speak much to reliability, but the gas mileage was great! I loved getting all the data from the in-dash screen. I loved the battery-only mode which let you creep up on people and surprise them. :) I once got from Kent to Seattle using no gas at all! It is a super fun car to drive, though performance-wise it's not much of a "car" as a "transportation device."

Pros: build quality, cost of ownership, fun factor, hybrid!!!

Cons: performance, lack of options

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2001 Toyota PriusReview
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First Hybrid Car I Drove — When the city car I normally drive was in the shop, I borrowed Code Enforcement's Prius. I liked the digital speedometer, it gave me a much better idea of how fast I was going. Buick Regals had them up to 1992, and I don't know why they quit making them that way. But there's not enough middle ground between taking my foot of the gas and pressing on the brake. The brake slows down way too fast, I'm lucky I didn't get rear-ended. Worst of all, the doors lock by themselves and when I tried to unlock the door to get out and check something, the horn went off for no reason! I hope the Prius has been improved.

Pros: Digital speedometer

Cons: Too hard to figure out!

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2001 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Has Served My Practical Driving Needs Very Well. No Sex Appeal, Except For,crunchy Types — Positives: mileage, reliability, green cache, parking, no need to worry about maintaining the appearance, cuz that is shot, very little money for up-keep, maintenance, etc and it runs just fine, makes a loud statement about priorities, ie. environment trumps it all Negatives: no pep, completely gone to seed, Sound system OK, at best.

Pros: Reliable, 40+mpg

Cons: Body beat up bad.  "dog car" where foxy, a chow-shepherds mix has messed things up. No excreta, though.

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2001 Toyota Prius FWD Review
ronle says:
Great car. I have three.
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2001 Toyota Prius FWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2002 Toyota Prius FWD worse.
"Older is better. Otherwise, the same."
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"I had to choose."
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2021 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2020 Toyota Prius Reviews

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2019 Toyota Prius Reviews

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Quick, clean, easy. Look like the picture . Read More

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2018 Toyota Prius Reviews

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Loving it! Already looking for another one. Read More

Review By Claude

The inside colors were not for us. Everything else was good. Read More

2017 Toyota Prius Reviews

Review By Michael

This is a great car. Very smooth driving and lots of options. Read More

Review By Brennan

This is my 2nd Prius (previous was a 2011 model with 130K miles and still ticking) so Im bullish on Prius. I just acquired a 2017 Model IV which is super nice with tons of tech bells and whistles (lan... Read More

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