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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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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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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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The Prius Is A Fun To Drive, Quiet Car — I drove a Toyota Prius a few months ago as a Zipcar member, and I was impressed. It was my first experience driving a hybrid, and I was amazed at how quiet the car is. It drives comparatively well to any other non-hybrid car I have driven, and I enjoyed seeing how the inside of the car was being utizilized as I drove (you can watch it on a screen on the dashboard). I would certainly drive it again.

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Miles Driven per Year:30

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Love It. — The Prius has been the best car for my family. We drum a lot and the cargo space is a amazing. I can carry so much. Lots of room in back seat. Lots. Very dependable. We opted to buy the electric battery at 180,000 miles because we felt this car has a lot of life in her. She is needed on the road.

Pros: First one out when the light turns green due to electric motor. Only 9 gal gas tank that lst forever.

Cons: noisy, could have more comfortable front seat.

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
rcdelight writes:
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Super — Runs and drives great, very reliable and convenient, gas saver, 45-50 mpg, fun to drive and specious, nice options like navigation, cd player, push button start , keyless entry, looks stylish, its worth the money and i recomend to others!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: really nice

Cons: none

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Chic' Lil "jetsons" Styler That Wont Eat Your Wallet At The Gas Pump! — Its not a 4WD. Driving through mountain territory, and or camping would not be its best feature. A long family trip with 4 people may be a little tight on the space for this car. Cup holders not placed in the best spot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Smooth, quiet ride with EXCELLENT GAS MILEAGE. Love stop and go traffic when the electric motor runs. enjoy the premium JBL speakers, and only music instead of car noise. Smart-Key is great. Bluetooth feature wonderful when driving-crystal clear. Gets up and out on the highway easily to 70mph.

Cons: Not a 4WD of course. Wont handle well off road or up in mountain terrain.

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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Reliable, Fuel Efficient, Great Performance —

We love this car. It takes some time to get used to when it stops at traffic lights - quiet and no engine running movement. People often can't hear you driving behind them or backing up in the parking lot because it's so quiet when the gas engine is off. Among all the hybrid cars in its class, I think Prius has the best performance in terms of handling, power, reliability, fuel efficiency, and cargo space. On highway, it's a little noisy compared to Honda Accord. Great gas mileage for local commute especially if you have to go through a lot of traffic lights. The smart brake system works really well if you allows it to work by not pumping the brakes. Because the gas engine is not on all the time fir hybrid cars so the recommended oil change is every 5000 miles instead of 3000 miles. Less wear and tear on the engine parts. Smart key is very convenient, so I never need to look for car key in my purse to open the door or start the car. The built-in navigation system just makes every trip we took more fun and less stressful. It's comfortable for road trips, and we defintely enjoyed the gas savings. The cargo space is large and usable with the back seated folded down. Loading and unloading are also easy because of its flat bed design. It's a great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel efficient, reliable, quiet, large and usable cargo space

Cons: A little noisy on highway when gas engine kicks in

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2005 Toyota Prius FWDReview
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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 manual tranny 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 your foot on the brake, push the Start button, and you are ready to go. How Cool is that? I wish they 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 third digit on its digial speedometer. I pushed the pedal 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. We had the Carpool stickers for the car but they expired in July, 2011, so I removed them. Having those stickers did save some time in rush hour.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: MPG, ROOM, Cool

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

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2005 Toyota Prius FWD Review
Guru5SJPD says:
Great gas mileage, usually 48mpg best was 61 mpg. Became a game to achieve the best mileage. A fun car.
vs2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
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Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited better.
"Liked the design ."
Family Car Ranked 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited better.
"More room."
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2005 Toyota Prius FWD Review
Edward says:
It is the best of the green cars thus all it short comings are forgiven.
vs2005 Honda Civic EX
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