2005 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    2005 Toyota Prius Review
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    Lower The Price By $ 10 K And Everyone Would Buy One !!! Toyota.. Are You Listeneing!!! — Amazing internal areas.. Hold an entier portable office in a tiny space.. Very spacious ! The fuel economy is worth the compromise on performance They said i t wouldnt work.. but I am a convert! Decent performance from a medium car.. plently of space.. and Sydney to melbourne on a single tankl pof 45 litre of unleaded.. CHEAPO RUNNING!!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Amazing frugal economy of scale anad running costs

    Cons: No Fridge ;-)

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    Buy A Prius. You Will Love It! — Little outside. Big Inside. Comfortable. Great for distance travel. Good on ramp and passing acceleration. Stops Fast or coast to regen. Low cost of ownership. This car is a blast to drive - boom box on wheels, and doesn't cost a fortune to cruise. 21st century styling.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Comfort & MPG

    Cons: Tall rear passengers

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    A Must Have — The future, ...simply and not so expensive if you compare with the right category. It's more roomy than a compact Sedan

    Pros: Economy, confort, so roomy

    Cons: I'm still looking for

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    Read — Its amazing on gas mileage and with the prices skyrocketing like it is its going to become very efficient and popular, as ugly as it is.

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    2005 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    Great Car — Amazing gas milage, surprisingly swift (relatively speaking), good ride quality

    Pros: MPG's, adequate interior and trunk space

    Cons: Could be slightly more powerful

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    Judy's White Wonder — What can I say - This car is GREAT. Judy had been reduced to driving my Jetta after the reliability of the MB became an issue. She returned home from work on a Friday one day in August of 2005 and had just filled the tank after driving 30+ miles in heavy freeway traffic with the 5 spd Jetta and declared that she wanted to get a new car. (FINALLY - I had been trying to get her to get a new car for at least a year.) The next day we bought the Prius and haven't looked back. There are many cool things about this car - but the one that sold Judy was the Smart Key. Finally she would no longer have to fumble for her keys in the purse. You just have the key on your person as you approach the car and the doors unlock. You get in the car, put you foot on the brake, hit the Start button, and you are ready to go. How Cool is that? I wish the made a SmartKey for all cars and the house! The car gets 45MPG without really trying. On longer trips, it is not easy to achieve 50 to 55. Mileage is inversely proportional speed. So if you drive 75 or 80 - you are NOT going to get 50mpg. As far as performance goes, it is much better than I thought. That little electric motor does help the gas engine to get you moving. I was out in the desert one time and wondered if there was a three digits on its digial speedometer. I pushed the petal to the metal on a good stretch of I40 east of Barstow. I was gaining on a truck in the right lane when he pulled out to pass a slower truck. I had to lift off. As I did I glanced down at the speedo and it was showing 107MPH. I thought it was still accelerating, but not sure. Anyway, it runs fast enough to get you in trouble.

    Pros: MPG, ROOM, Cool

    Cons: Really only a 4 seater - but that's OK

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    Interior Space Is Awesome, What Is Gas? Restores My Earth Loving Rep. — it's a toyota. Hybrid works better in summer. Best overall tank: 950KMs on a 32$ tank.

    Pros: Toyota

    Cons: Cannot take traction control off.

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    It's Not A Car, It's A Computer On Wheels. — This was going to be my car, but...anyway. I kind of love driving this car, especially when i want a moment of slience on the road(at least at the lights). You have to think that you are really driving a computer, and it use it wisely. (Which does not include driving it from california to las vages with five people in it)

    Pros: It feels much more powerful than the 110 bhp and a 10.9 0-60 time suggest. Those electric motor gives HUGE loads of acceleration and if the music is load enough, this little thing can push itself up a freeway hill at rather good speed (80 mph to be exact). S-class space inside and features (navi, smart key, voice command, auto climate control , HIDs, electronic gear shift) I mean of course it can't compare, but it's close. The moment of slience at the lights, solid chassis and super build quality.

    Cons: Road and engine is excessive (which is y it needs a nine speaker audio system), seat not too comfy for long trips, the dash looks rather plain, some below par plastic quality, ultra low grip tires.

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    Really Does Get 50 Mpg (no, Really) — This car is fun to drive and yes, sends a message to the SUV Luddites who don't get that the world is changing. This is a technological advancement in many ways, not just the hybrid engine. It is great for our family of 4; plenty big enough, plenty fast enough.

    Pros: Fun, easy to drive, high-tech, great mileage

    Cons: People don't yet realize that this is the new cool car.

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    I've Driven It 100k Miles In 2 Years With No Problems — I commute 75 miles each way to work. The Prius has given me fuel economy (mine is 40-45 mpg, but I drive mostly highway, which is NOT the Prius's best environment), comfort, well-thought-out design, gadgets that make my life easier. If I win the lottery I will buy Prii for all my friends.

    Owner for 2 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:50,000

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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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