2006 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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Users ranked 2006 Toyota Prius against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2006 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    25

    Love It! — The Prius was everything we were hoping for when we bought it six years ago. The mileage was excellent, and the bluetooth keys and in-dash GPS were great features uncommon in the sub<$30,000 pricepoint at the time. We also have a 2011 Outback which still doesn't have as many "fun" features as our 5-years-older Prius. We've also been very happy with the repair record on the car; it has been extremely reliable. The two downsides of the Prius for us have been: size is tight for a family of four (though still manageable), and the lack of 4WD has made snow driving difficult at times, particularly on hills.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very high tech dash for the price category. Fantastic gas mileage (obviously).  Very reliable.  Hybrid battery still going strong.

    Cons: Does not handle snow and hills well.

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    The Car Of The Future — The car has a really little mileage in the city. When you drive on the highway over 120 km/h then the mileage goes rapidly uip. The maintenance is also slight. I have the car over three years and I didn't need a repairing.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very little gas  mileage

    Cons: none

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    Great Day-to-day Transportation And Interesting Technology — Toyota's most reliable car. Extremely solid, and it's not as complicated as you think. It's quick enough to be used in traffic, but it goes around corners like an elephant on rollerskates through a puddle of heavy syrup. Cheap as hell to run and maintain, comfortable, relatively slow. Cornering is exciting in the same way as being stabbed is exciting.

    Pros: Extremely reliable and cheap to run

    Cons: Handles like a heffalump

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    Big Goofy Efficient Handy Car — I can see why it was the Consumer Reports top pick for '07. It got us through the Skyrocketing Gas Prices and paying for gas now isn't a barrel of monkeys either, of course. I can see performance potential with hybrids. Sometimes, it seems people want to race, and while suddenly their car slips behind as their transmission shifts up, and I laugh as the electric motor constantly peels off the torque, while the gas motor makes its monotone whine, still never very loud, maybe Priuses (Prii?) should get louder pipes, though thanks to the continuously variable transmission, the exhaust note is mind numbingly boring. But, oh yeah, I was mocking you all for your cool sounding revving motor, you slave to the Otto-cycle chumps. Oh, you step on your brake, and all that potential energy goes to waste as friction heating up the brakes? S-s-s-s-s-s-sucker!!!!!! Somewhere Satan laughs at thee! Anyway, thick A-pillars are definitely the top negative. Awkward overhead airbags may cause accidents. Fits more than your average pickup, once brought home a table, 4 chairs, and enough room for a cooler or two. Toyota traction control sucks, it basically decides not to move the wheels if it detect the slightest slip. Makes Minnesota winters seem longer. On dry roads, though, it's great.

    Pros: Sips gas, lots and lots of space, aerodynamic, smooth acceleration,

    Cons: Thick A-pillars can be bad for visibility, Toyota Traction control is CRAP, heavy for size

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    My Prius Rocks My Socks Off! — This car is amazing. If we ride it hard, and gun it at every light, we still get 40mpg. It's got plenty of pep and has a really nice ride. We've had it for a little over 2 years now and have absolutely no complaints. I think everyone should have one! We were looking at the Mazda 3 hatchback and the Kia Spectra5 and this has the best build, most useful features, and by far the largest cabin. Plus Toyota's are known to be reliable and have great resale value (although I don't think we'd ever sell this!)

    Pros: Gas milage!, Plenty of room

    Cons: None!

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    2006 Prius — 50 MPG average... what's not to like! Comfortable, plenty of headroom. All in all, spunky little car; plenty of pickup & go! Great braking (I know, I had to use 'em a few times). VSC to keep on the road when it's slick out there. And quiet like a whisper. Enough said. Go try one, you'll see!!

    Pros: MPG, comfort

    Cons: no bluetooth (in mine)

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    Why The American Addiction To Performance? — Part of the problem of these kind of reviews is the value placed on performance and even appearance. The performance is terrific for what the car is-- namely a gas saver. Same for its appearance. The design is for it to be aerodynamic-- hence why Prius do not offer sunroofs.

    Pros: 44 mpg even when driving average speeds of 70 mph. Fold down back seats. Plenty of space. A loyal customer base.

    Cons: No power seats or lumbar support. No telescoping steering wheel.

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    42 Mpg Or Better Every Day And So Quiet You Forget It's Running — I hated this car when I first got it. It takes no prize the beauty department, and the seats are not as comfortable as my old Infiniti. But then about 2 weeks into driving it, I suddenly realized that I love it. It's quiet as a mouse, has all kinds of cool gadgets, and of course there's the mpg factor. I'm totally sold on the hybrid concept. Get rid of your gas guzzling SUV and find yourself a Prius.

    Pros: MPG, super quiet, very roomy, good dashboard design

    Cons: seats could be more comfortable, cruise control is in an awkward place

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    Cute, Compact, Not The Safest — WONDERFUL first car, easy to drive, easy handling,AMAZING mileage, compact, quiet. but TINY, as in, screwed in accidents. Good mileage partially due to light build, which is great- unless your crushed in an accident. Decent airbag system, but very fragile exterior...i.e. you'd be eaten by an larger car.

    Pros: Mileage, size, interior, option packages, handling, quiest

    Cons: durability (exterior strength)

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    The Best Car Yet — This is the ultimate car. Only 0,5L consumtion for 10 km. Battery and gasoline engine combined. I has just everything a car should have. It is solid, runs perfect. Not one problem during 90000 km says it all.

    Pros: Everything about the car

    Cons: Cant find any.

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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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