2008 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    55

    Great Little Car For Getting Around Cities And On Longer Trips — Traded in my minivan just in time to see gas prices skyrocket. Prius is great for gas mileage, parking and even long trips. I do miss the ease of putting things in a minivan, but everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Not as good at cooling hot California summers as my Honda, but the gas pump is in charge!

    Owner for 0 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:8,000

    Pros: gas mileage, parking, roomy even for a tall person

    Cons: cooling and heating not as efficient

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    2008 Toyota Prius Touring Review
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    25

    Wow — 44 mpg - need I say more?

    Pros: comfort, gas mileage, handling

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    A Solid Choice For A Comfortable, And Efficient Cruiser. — The car is smooth and has a quiet ride. The 1.5L gas engine can shudder a bit when first activated at low speeds and be a tad raspy. But combined with the electric motor, the overall effect is low noise levels. The front seats are very comfortable, and there is plenty of legroom for both front and rear seat passengers. The rear passengers will suffer from tight headroom, but leg and hiproom is plentiful. I've been averaging over 50 mpg in the occaisons that I've had to drive the Prius. It's a solid buy.

    Pros: Exemplary fuel economy, comfortable seats, legroom, hiproom, fit and finish, build quality, quietness, ride, ergonomics

    Cons: Somewhat of an odd appearance, large blind spots

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    2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    Great Mileage And Better For The Environment — Gas mileage, 50 summer, 43 winter (the gas engine runs more in the colder weather to keep the engine warm). I can go anywhere from 430-500 mi. on a 10 gal tank, depending on the season. The car handles surprisingly well. More than adequate acceleration for getting on highways, etc, but once you are beyond 60, passing acceleration just isn't there. Pretty well appointed for the price. I have package 4, which includes Premium stereo and Bluetooth. It's larger than I would have thought, and while I can't load up like an SUV, with the back seats folded down, I can get a fair amount of stuff in there. I highly recommend it for anyone that has a hefty daily commute (I travel 85 mi. miles round trip each day). Also interesting to note that you get better mileage in heavy traffic or city than you do on the open highway (at slower speeds, the car runs more on electric than gas). I am definitely pleased with teh car and would buy another in a minute. The 2009 will be the next generation...can't wait to see it!

    Pros: Handles extremely well, awesome gas mileage, nice features for the price

    Cons: I could complain that it's not a speed demon, but that's not why anyone buys it.

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    I Love This Car — 54 mpg!! and there is enough room for 3 kids and a full cart of stuff from Costco!

    Pros: gas milege, roomy, fun to drive, features well thought out

    Cons: none

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    2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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    A Fabulous, Fuel Efficient Vehicle — I purchased my '08 Prius mostly to take a step in helping the environment. The 44 mpg that I have been receiving was just the beginning. My Prius is spacious, comfortable and has a nav system that brings you into the 21st century. I have also read that it produces 70% less polutants than other vehicles in its class.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Pros: fuel efficiency, navigation system, stereo, styling and space!

    Cons: needs automatic driver seat.

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    2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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    Awesome Gas Mileage — I got this car mainly for the gas mileage, 46 mpg around town. It actually rides very nice and I have enjoyed all the options on it. I wish it has a power driver's seat.

    Pros: gas mileage, stereo, backup camera

    Cons: pickup (but that is understandable) - if you want a car with great pickup you obviously are not concerned about gas mileage

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    Fun To Drive — Easy to handle, back up cameria and IPod port is great -- installed a Sirius Radio makes the drive to work more fun.

    Pros: Getting 45 MPG

    Cons: Forgetting to put gas in since you don't need to very often.

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    2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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    25

    Amazing Technology — Great hybrid car. Test drove a Prius and was blown away with the technology, and interior room.

    Pros: Gas milage, interior room, hatchback

    Cons: Rear visibility

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    The Car Is Great — Everything about the car is what is adveertised and more. HOWEVER, the navigation system is awful. They tried to do to much and it is impossible to use. Some simple things are easy but mostly impossible to understand. I have tried to use the book that came with it, went to the dealer and got a DVD that is to explain things but nothing works. I would like to have some kind of a chat room where owners that have solved individual problems could share this information. For example I put in an address but can not attach a name to go with it. So if you have several addresses in your city you don't know which one goes for "Bob's house" for an example.

    Owner for 0 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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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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