2006 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    25

    Quality Vehicle — This car has been excellent. I am very diligent about maintenance and never had a problem with the engine or transmission. Had a minor issue replacing the water pump but it was eventually covered by a recall.I would recommend this car to others. Update: at just over 150,000 miles, the hybrid battery failed (just out of warranty). This was initially very bad news. However, Toyota was very accommodating due to the mileage being just outside of the warranty period. They essentially provided the new battery for no change and I was responsible for the labor charges to install it. It's good to go again for another 150,000 miles...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage; overall a very dependable car

    Cons: paint scratched easily

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    Great Family Or Commuter Vehicle — I personally like the look of the Prius and i love that it is eco friendly. The car is very comfortable and quiet. 170k miles on it with only basic maintenance. The gas mileage is phenomenal and cost wise vey fair. The acceleration on the car is slow, but the braking and handling is great making the vehicle very safe.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas mileage, Roomy, and a lot of storage space

    Cons: Slow car

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    Prius Quality And Economy — Great car for commuting and for 2 people touring. Very low maintenance, and survived hitting a deer head on. We have taken it cross country and it has performed well on long trips. Annoying that you loose air conditioning when not moving.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: mileage and great for 2 people

    Cons: power, acceleration

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    Excellent! — I love that the car can drive me anywhere, anytime. The leather seats are a plus. The car brake well, handles pretty well; Car feels safe, enough room for everything I need. I would NOT recommend for families of more than 4; or, if you travel, families of more than 3.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car! Great gas mileage and reliable.

    Cons: If you want to save on gas mileage, you compromise horse power. Not for those looking for fast acceleration!

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    Such A Great Car I Have Decided To Buy A New One! — What can't this car do? with the rear seats folded flat you can move almost as much as a SUV, I can put my bike in the back with out taking the wheel off. The rear view camera helps you park in the tightest of places. The blue tooth in this car makes a busy professional so efficient, you make calls safely from the steering wheel. Never ever use a conventional key again, keep the fob in your pocket and just touch the door handle to unlock the car, sit down put your foot on the key and press the push start button to start the car, no need to take the fob out of your pocket. A car to love, I never kept a car this long, now I have purchased a new one.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great Car, never owned a car this long. Very dependable, amazing gas mileage.

    Cons: Car does not have a distance to empty, so you need to make sure you fill up at a 1/4 tank. The outside temp display is only shown on the fuel economy screen.

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    Nice Car With Many Options. — Nothing, I just prefer a small SUV. It did save me on gas and I loved this feature. I need more storage space for my personal needs. I got an average of 45 mpg. I do a lot of highway travel so maybe it would be better if I did not.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gas milage.  

    Cons: A very low car.  Sometimes I touch the bottom of the car when driving over bumps.

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    We Love This Car Because It Is Really Easy To Take Care Of And Saves Us Money. — We play music in a family band. There is a fair amount of traveling involved as well as equipment to lug around. The Prius, though totally un-sexy (!), has served us well. It can fit quite a lot of stuff inside and handles pretty well. It feels safe and did I mention the fuel savings? That's the biggest plus.

    Pros: Can't beat the fuel economy for the money.  It also has a surprising amount of cargo space.  It is super easy to park.

    Cons: Total yuppie car, no personality at all!  It also beeps INSIDE the car when in reverse.  A really stupid feature.

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    Great All-around Vehicle — I loved this car. It is large enough to fit two bikes or a queen futon mattress- that's a lot of cargo space. The maintenance is almost non-existant (though I've never been in a crash with it), as its required only the basics. Perfect family vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage

    Cons: Boring to drive

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    Awesome Gas Milage. — This Prius is just the right size with more open space in the front than the newer models. Lots of storage compartments for glasses, CD's, etc. Great visibility, easy parking with back-up camera, has navigation system. Enjoy your ride with comfortable leather seats, hands free bluetooth phone, great sound system. Spend less time and money at the pump with this hybrid car. Plenty of power for acceleration onto the highway. Love the Smart Key, never have to use a key, just press the button and go.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Average 46 MPG while driving a fun, sporty car.  Room for your golf clubs, pets, family.  Comfortable leather seats, great sound system, hands free phone, navigation.

    Cons: Very quiet when only the electric motor is running, need to be careful it is turned off.  

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    75

    A Joy To Ride — What I really like is that it is very nice to drive - I owned a Honda CRX back in the day - and it was a fun car to drive - but only had two seats and it too was small - but you knew you were in a small car before you got in, and after you got in. The Prius - looks small on the outside, but it is very roomy and comfortable on the inside - there is tons of space for both people and cargo - it is now our go-to car on the weekends or for family trips. We only take the van when we are going really long distance and need the room. Comfortable to drive - quiet and handles great

    Pros: Great family car - surprisingly roomy for a family of four - with space for cargo

    Cons: It can be frustrating getting the car into reverse - as you do your head swivel to check your path, you realize the car didn't go into reverse, so you have to go back and deliberately put it in reverse, in which time, something may have moved into your six o'clock - and if you get "frustrated" with the transmission, it can be a distraction and danger as you start moving backwards without doing a good rear view check - so as a result, I NEVER walk behind someone who even looks like they might be trying to back up in a Prius

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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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