2008 Toyota Prius User Reviews

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    2008 Toyota Prius Touring Review
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    65

    Good Car, Packages A Little More Complete Than When We Bought A 2004 — The vehicle hasn't changed efficiencies, it was just rated higher than reality before, which the EPA has remedied. Batteries estimated to go 8 years, 80,000 have lasted for almost all service vehicles more than 250,000 miles. I got about a thousand dollar discount through Costco which was not available when demand exceeded production. Oh, no seat heater but there are aftermarket solutions. You'd think an electric car would have an electric seat heater, after all it's got an electric air conditioner.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: mileage, reliability, quiet, interior layout and console storage.

    Cons: No convenient pause or mute button on audio, no day time running lights.   No seat heaters.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Toyota Prius Touring Review
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    25

    '07 Got Better Mpg Then '08! Otherwise I Love '08 Touring — Leather distributor installed liqucell seat covers were wrinkled. I think the design and handeling is very stable with the VSC and tuned suspention of the Package Level 3 Toring. The stereo is fairly unbelievable sound and no need for CD's I Pod plugs in and plays over the JBL. Definitely go for the tint package and vehicle shield good values in my book. Also as an American born in Tokyo I love saying goodby to the gas sstations and GOOD BUY to my friends.

    Pros: Stability control, tinted windows, vehicle shield, stereo, economy

    Cons: Have not yet received as good mpg as my earlier Prius

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    2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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    125

    Think "green" & Our Ecology! — We just love this car. It's been remarkably dependable as it is of a new technology, that of an electric/gas "hybrid" vehicle. Four doors and lift-back for a family it's perfect, in that respect, with plenty of room in the back for transporting from the store to our home. Seems to have more room in the rear than for tall people with "long legs" up front, but does accommodate a six foot individual. We're older now so speed isn't a big deal to us as power isn't a strength of this car although cruising speed would surprise many, and such a quiet drive, many people new to this car may think it stalled-out because it's just so quiet. The gas mileage and savings in money while doing something good for the environment is it's main assets. The world is changing for the better. We just love our "Prius"!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Excellent gas mileage with this hybrid vehicle. Six years before we needed to replace the 12 volt battery.

    Cons: Not for a "Hot-Rodder"!

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    2008 Toyota Prius Liftback Review
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    145

    Excellent Value Overall...superb Gas Mileage! — This is a car we will keep till the wheels fall off. It currently has 176,000 miles on it and has original hybrid batteries and auxiliary battery. So far nothing major to report on it. We've replaced the tires 3 times since ownership. Currently have 90k-rated Michelins on it but something is causing extra wear on the front tires. I'm going to have alignment checked on it soon. We change oil every 3k-5k miles. Thinking of switching to synthetic blend. I checked the oil dip stick after 3k miles of driving it and it still looked good like it just changed the oil on it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent gas mileage!  Toyota reliability.  Great acceleration for a hybrid.  It has 170k miles on it and has had only oil changes, cooling system flushed, and other scheduled maintenance.  Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Cons: Eats up tires on the front end.  Dealer can't find the problem.  See similar complaints online from other Prius owners.  Hard to replace HID lamps but ours lasted about 140k miles.

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    2008 Toyota Prius Touring Review
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    35
    Incredibly practical car. I always worried that if the batteries failed prematurely Id be in trouble.
    Handling Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Sport AT better.
    "The suspension feels tighter."
    Back Seats Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Sport AT better.
    "The Priuss seats fold down.. but the batteries take away from some of the storage."
    Value Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Sport AT worse.
    "Its overall a quieter car."
    Would Buy Ranked 2008 Honda Fit Sport AT worse.
    "The overall value is incredibly close. The Prius is simply a more upscale car."
    2008 Toyota Prius Base Review
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    5
    2008 Toyota Prius Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)The gas mileage is great. The interior in good quality. It is great car to drive everyday. It feels great . I think its worth it but dont expect ,luxury. Luxury cars come with luxury price.
    Front Seats Ranked 2008 Toyota Prius Liftback worse.
    "It Is same "
    Family Car Ranked 2008 Toyota Prius Liftback worse.
    "all same "
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    5
    Front Seats Ranked 2008 Toyota Prius Liftback worse.
    "It Is same "
    Family Car Ranked 2008 Toyota Prius Liftback worse.
    "all same "

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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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