2004 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    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

    Pros: over all reliability

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

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    45

    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

    Pros: Good space, gas mileage, comfortable

    Cons: Doesn't accelerate quickly

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    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

    Pros: Lots of space car-wise to haul stuff.

    Cons: Poor city gas mileage.

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    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

    Pros: MPG!!!!

    Cons: I can't think of any negatives about this car!

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    55

    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

    Pros: gas mileage

    Cons: power

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    45

    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

    Pros: Reliability, gas saver

    Cons: Appearance, performance

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    Functionality Reigns Over Style In The Prius — The Prius doesn't win style or extra feature points. It's just a bare bones gas mileage maven. Acceleration is tepid, but the interior is very quiet and serene. The styling, on the exterior at least, is a real turn off. Interior styling is usable and functionality reigns. Front seats can be uncomfortable but for a midsize car the backseat is roomy and supportive. Gas mileage is fabulous -- we have only seen below 40 mpg during extended uphill sections and it is almost always near or above 50. The steering can be too light with too little feedback.

    Pros: Gas mileage, precise and linear steering, functional and comfortable interior, roomy cargo area

    Cons: style, acceleration, handling isn't very sporty

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    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!

    Pros: Fast!

    Cons: Smart Key is having issues :(

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    2004 Toyota Prius — Adequate acceleration, loads of room, lots of techie toys, and MPG that totally dominates even when driven like a normal car. The 2nd Generation Toyota Prius really has defined how the future of fuel efficient vehicles are going to be. If I'd had to nit-pick and add an item to my wishlist. It would be a turbocharged engine to further enhance the highway passing power of this vehicle.

    Pros: Amazing MPG

    Cons: So-so highway passing power

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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

    Pros: Good gas mileage, typical Japanese reliability, easy to park and drive in traffic.

    Cons: Uncomfortable interior, woeful performance, bad driving position, touchy controlls,  rediculous gearbox

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Toyota Prius Reviews

    Practical With Some Style By Aaron6817

    This car sips gas quiet engine, command console is surprisingly integrated well, feels like s mid size car despite it's compact size. not a lot of go but sufficient, rear window obstructs vision and t... Read More

    2014 Toyota Prius Reviews

    Good Car If You Want A Mid-sized Hybrid Vehicle. By Salamander3

    While there is road/wind noise on the freeway, it's not as pronounced in the liftback as it is in the prius c. The longer wheelbase and heavier weight also helps to subdue the bumps/vibrations on the ... Read More

    Great Car By MIkeBr

    I was amazed while I first drove this car. It was an amazing experience. Nice gear, well stylish exterior design, 1 to 5 trim levels - all these are well set which I loved most. The Toyota Prius is a ... Read More

    2013 Toyota Prius Reviews

    Green Machine By John

    I was a firm GM owner my whole life. My wife got me into liking the Toyota brand. She traded her GM for a Camry in 2012. When we lost our Camry to an accident we came back to Toyota for the 2013 Pri... Read More

    Surprisingly The Best Car For Economy And Travel. Really Like Prius... By Larkster

    My favorite part this PRIUS - is the color - the convenient dash with BIG back-up camera and NAV plus the on/off ignition - stereo GREAT - handling - ECONOMY! This Hybrid impresses me because it's ... Read More

    2012 Toyota Prius Reviews

    A Great Car... For The Right Person By dsjaharry

    I've driven this car for a little while and although impressed with its potential, I came away understanding this was not the car for me. I do respect it. In the right hands, this car can do amazing... Read More

    I Love This Car! Hoping To Buy A New Ediiton By jmorton

    I love to reliability, quietness, fuel efficiency, large capacity of this prius. It handles very well and you can barely tell when it is turned on. it is chalk full of technology that makes by experie... Read More

    2011 Toyota Prius Reviews

    Super Gas Saving Vehicle! By Zulsf

    great styling car with cool fuel efficiency. Super reliable and dependable car. Spacious car for 5 with plenty of trunk space. Zero maintenance Cost other than the regular oil changes and tire replace... Read More

    Sucks Just Like Very Other Toyota By Bjorkast

    My husband & I share his car but I avoid driving it at all cost! We live in an area where it is 98 degrees one day & a blizzard the next, so when it comes to how a car handles in all types of weather ... Read More

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