2005 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    I loved this car. I even drove an 05 Prius and 2010 model back to back and preferred the 05 over the 2010. It had many more features, and just more like a car for myself. Loved it, felt like I was in space but moving!
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    Do Not Buy This Car — I was amazed that a three year old car driven by adults was so poorly made from such cheap materials that it was already self destructing. And that unless you drove it like a complete jerk you only realized about 30-35 mpg

    Pros: Gets you from A to B

    Cons: Flimsy, poor quality, electrical problems, horrible in the wet

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    Excellent Overall Daily Driver. — This car rocks on fuel economy! I only fill up once every 3-4 weeks. Lots of cargo space for hauling things. Low maintenance. A great car for both sporting around town and longer distance driving - trips, etc. This is my 2nd Prius.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I have found this car both roomy and spacious. The cargo area, with the rear seats folded down is comparable to my Chevy Blazer.

    Cons: The seats are a little on the hard side.

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    Great Value — Overall great vehicle. Well kept, reliable, lots of room, economical with great gas mileage. Would highly recommend a Prius to anyone looking to purchase a front wheel drive vehicle. It handles well in traffic with decent acceleration and is easy to maneuver.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage, comfort, technology, reliability

    Cons: Would be nice if it has AWD

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    45

    Gas Sipper, Armadillo-looking — I always thought the prius looked like an armadillo - not the most attractive animal. Some cars take styling ques from other animals like the shark, or jaguar, but this one gets the dorky animal of the year award. At least they didn't use the platypus as inspiration for this car's body style. It gets great mpg, but you know that.

    Pros: Gas sipper

    Cons: Kinda ugly

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    Beauty And The Beast — When this car first came out, everyone thought it looked ugly, but when the economy turned south in 2008, people started really looking at them more carefully, and behold, in 2014, it is kind of a status symbol now to own a prius. what a turn of events. i bought it from my company when we sold off all the fleet vehicles. i got it for a song, i tell ya. anywhere from 38 to 60 mpg is my driving spectrum. like it or not, it is true. i can get 60 mpg on a highway trip, coming from the upstate of SC to the midlands.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas sipper

    Cons: Kinda ugly

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    Great Car — I wish I had another one. I have over 300k miles on my 2005 prius. It's been a great car. I drive well over 1500 miles a week and still get in the mid 40s mpg. The gas tank can be a little goovy in the winter, but I can live with it.

    Pros: Gas mileage

    Cons: none

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    Amazing Dependable Fuel Saving Transportation — This is my first hybrid car purchase. For a combo electric hybrid battery is very peppy & have no problems merging into traffic. Automatic climate controls never have to fiddle around with the heat & A/C just set it and forget it. This car has just over 180k but is still going strong, lots of power and is getting an average of 50-MPG. This is a Generation (2) Prius with a package IV has the standard features plus more, such as HID lights, Navigation System blue tooth phone auto dim rear view mirror heated side view mirror's home link for garage door opener. The only thing missing on the 2005 package IV is rear back up camera, and TPMS tire pressure monitor system. Car has lot's of room for the kid's Has LATCH system for the baby car seat. Rear hatch has amazing space. I once carried a New Hot Water Heater in it's box in my Prius Has easy Fold down rear seats. All I can say to sum it all up is that it's truly an AMAZING CAR. In fact my roommate just bought a Prius & my best friend Just bought his 2011 Prius.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love everything about my Prius, I've owned this amazing automobile for 3-years.

    Cons: I can't say anything negative about it, it's a Toyota enough said.

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    Itis A Treat To Drive. — It is a treat to drive. Acceleration can be a problem but if you don;t mind rushing no problem. Each time you go to the pump you smile and put money back into your pocket. Save the big car for the weekend and enjoy the faamily frendly car doing the week.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fuel Economy;Comfort; and reliability.

    Cons: Cargo space is small

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    Great Economical Commute Car. — On the whole this has been a great little car. I have driven across the country twice and taken 8+ hour road trips with no problems. I live in the southwest but have driven in all conditions. Driving thru a blizzard in North Carolina was pretty scary due to lack of visibility and no snow tires but that is not normal driving conditions for me. My major complaint is noise in the cabin as my previous car was a Lexus SUV that no doubt spoiled me for any vehicle that is less quiet.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Gas Mileage
    Very reliable, normal maintenance only
    Great cargo capacity for a small car

    Cons: Noisy, Road noise, Fan noise when climate control uses medium or high fan
    Mediocre Audio, no satellite radio or iPod dock on this year

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    Practical With Some Style By Aaron6817

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    2014 Toyota Prius Reviews

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

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    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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