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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
fwlzone writes:
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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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2005 Toyota PriusReview
patjcullen writes:
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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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2005 Toyota PriusReview
Nathan writes:
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Near Perfect Car — This is my family's favorite car so far. We've never had any problems mechanically or performance-wise. I've made many trips to the hardware store in this as well as cross country trips. I've taken it out in the snow with no problems. I truly think this is the ultimate choice in one car families.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent gas mileage. Tons of cargo space (we can fit 2 medium dog crates in the back). Love the style. Plenty of pickup and go on the road.

Cons: A little noisy on the road. Wish it had a better stereo.

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
bevg writes:
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Another Amazed Prius Owner. — Incredible reliability, fantastic mileage, great room even in the back seat for such a small car. My husband can put his bike (standard commuter bike) in the back without removing the wheels; he couldn't fit it in the Camry without taking both wheels off.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I have 204,000 miles on this car, and I have just had my first mechanical problem - which is covered by a recent bulletin from Toyota so I am not being charged for the repair and have been given a free rental while they wait for the part.  Incredible reliability.  I am not a great car owner, but I change the oil - that's it.  I average 700-800 miles a week of about half highway, half city driving; I consistently get 48 mpg unless it is very cold out.

Cons: It doesn't bother me, but my 17 year old complains that the car has slow acceleration. The car has very low clearance, so it scrapes going over small speed bumps and would probably center out quickly if we got much snow. Mileage drops considerably in cold weather as battery is less efficient at low temperatures, but I am averaging 38 mpg when the temperature is in the teens (F).

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
Value4u writes:
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Economical Comfortable Reliable Ride — Car well maintained. Clean, odor free interior, loaded with options such as Navigation, 6 CD changer, HID lamps, Keyless engine start and entry, central door locks, power windows, cold AC, All the controls you need are built in steering column. Back seat room is greater than many larger sedans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Spacious, quite ride, comfortable, climate and audio controls built in steering column, 6 CD changer and Bose sound system, compact to park on city streets, and many more

Cons: It makes you forget gas prices and the last time you filled up.

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2005 Toyota PriusReview
Bob writes:
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Great For Its Intended Purpose ! — Its now been about 4 years since I bought my Prius.. Was it worth the premium .. YES!! would I buy another one .. YES!! Toyota's.. cant kill em with a brick! They just keep going and going and doing what they were intended to do! Have since added a RAV4 to our group of cars.. Love that as well .. I wish there was something bad I could say about the Prius.. but after 4 years .. cant find anything to critisize!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Best value for money vehicle for people who spend a lot of time on the road !

Cons: Still expensive as a new purchase !

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2005 Toyota PriusReview
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Why Can't All Cars Be Like This? — 90k miles and the only thing it has needed is 2 sets of tires, and oil/filter changes. So far it is the most reliable car I've ever owned, or even heard of. Will be driving this 'till the tires fall off...should I be able to live as long as my Prius.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fuel economy, high technology, safety, reliability, and style.

Cons: Over agressive traction control makes driving on ice difficult. Factory ban on snow chains.

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Great Economical Value! —

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A surprisingly roomy and comfortable ride. Hatchback makes lots of room for luggage, etc. Gas economy is unmatched.

Cons: Built pretty close to the ground, so a little difficult to get in and out of.

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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If Your Looking For A Good Comuter Car This Is For You. — Performance acceleration is poor, braking is adequate, handling is okay build quality very good appearance its not for everybody, but its everything for somebody. cost of ownership cheap there is hardly any maintenance aside from oil, air, cabin filter. fun factor poor

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: if you want to save on gas

Cons: if you want a fun car

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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You Can't Help But Like It. — I was surprised as the mileage is best in the Spring and the Fall; when you are not "calling" for heat or cooling. My tank averages at 43.0 - 45.0 mpg in that time and around 39.0 - 41.0 in the Summer and Winter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I wanted to make a statement and prove that US buyers are willing to buy this type of car.

Cons: It is a little "light-footed" in a high wind on the highways.

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2021 Toyota Prius Reviews

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Loving it! Already looking for another one. Read More

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

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

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