Toyota Prius (2005 - 2009)

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Prius (2005 - 2009) MSRP: $ 22800.00
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Description:
The Prius is Toyota’s gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle and the third-generation Prius debuts for 2010 with a more powerful engine and improved fuel economy. The 2010 Prius is available in 5 trims, ranging from the I to the V.

All trims are equipped with a standard 1.8-liter, I4, 98-horsepower, hybrid engine that achieves 51-mpg in the city and 48-mpg on the highway. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

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Reviewed by:
onepicknick



Review Date
May 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.87 of 5, 23.00 votes

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Review 1 of 36

Price Paid:  $27000.00 from appleway toyota

Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 prius with number 3 option

Strengths:
good gas mileage most of the time

Weaknesses:
price warranty

Summary:
Ok I've done the math on this car in 100,000 miles at 46 mpgs it cost 6522.00 to drive it cost 27000.00. Now if you buy a Hyundai accent which I traded in on this it got 32 MPG and cost 10800.00 and would burn 9375.00 in the 100,000 miles.
So the accent would cost 2853.00 more to drive. My Prius will never pay for itself.

Here's another kicker I was just checking on what they would give me trade in on a new prius mine has 10800 miles on it excellent condition they said 17000.00. So in one year it depreciated 10,000.00 in one year so add that in it cost 833.00 a month.

Now for accent I traded in they gave me 10,000.00 for it. It too had 10,000 mile so I lost 800.00 and it cost me 66 dollars a month to drive.

I guess what I am saying is save your money the car is not worth the price if you have a car that is getting 28 mpgs your way better off keeping it or buying one that gets it.

The puris gets 32 in windy conditions on the hi-way so your not gaining much.

Here is something else to consider the warranty is only 36 36000 and most cars are 10yr 100,000 they say the batteries are good for 80,000 and watch out pocket book.

There is no way this car can pay for itself



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Reviewed by:
2009PriusOwner



Review Date
September 22, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.48 of 5, 23.00 votes

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Review 2 of 36

Price Paid:  $34000.00 from Cavender Toyota

Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 Prius

Strengths:
Great mileage. Very quiet motor. Spacious interior. Camera guided reverse.

Weaknesses:
Computer technology shuts car down if you run out of gas. Poor acceleration, especially from a standstill.

Summary:
Nice car but it has a major flaw. If you ever run out of gas, the car's computer completely shuts everything off! It becomes impossible to even push the car off the highway. All systems lock down.

It is then necessary to tow the car to the dealer and pay an exhorbitant amount just to reset the car's computer!

This is a ridiculous solution to a previously simple problem such as running out of gas. It makes the Toyota Prius counterproductive. The Prius saves gas and money by using electric technology, but then penalizes you heavily if you ever make the human error of running out of gas.

Toyota should have installed a sensor and alarm to remind users that their tank is almost empty, just like the beeping alarm to remind users to click the seat belt.

My opinion is that this car is not user friendly. Especially if run out of gas.

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Reviewed by:
wp


Review Date
March 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.50 of 5, 32.00 votes

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Review 3 of 36

Price Paid:  $22600.00 from Waldorf, MD Toyota

Year / Model Reviewed:
2008 Toyota Prius II

Strengths:
MPG; averaged 47.5 over 2yrs/37k miles - mostly highway speeds. reliability, cargo capacity much more than you would think, FOB Key

Weaknesses:
No lumbar support. Toyota won't install trailer hitch for bicycles (not towing). Must get from after market vendor. Bikes do fit inside however.

Summary:
Best car I've ever owned.



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Reviewed by:
lauranovak



Review Date
December 9, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.76 of 5, 21.00 votes

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Review 4 of 36

Price Paid:  $28000.00 from Carousel Toyota - Gl

Year / Model Reviewed:
2008 Toyota Prius

Strengths:
Driving experience, hybrid technology, turning ratios, backup camera

Weaknesses:
Two things I really dislike about this car:

- You can't drive and use the nav system at the same time: the car has to be in park. I don't need to be babysat by Toyota (feels a little 'big brother' to me), and when someone is in the passenger seat trying to use navigation it's really frustrating.

- when the package says "Satellite ready" it actually means that you have to spend another $600 to get the Satellite antenna installed. They don't tell you this until you call six months later trying to figure out why your XM isn't working when you try to activate it.

Summary:
I have enjoyed driving this car immensely, I love it more than I thought I would and it's a great city car. I'm a photographer and my photo gear fits perfectly in the hatch trunk. It drives beautifully and I'm glad I bought it even with the gas prices going down.



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Reviewed by:
Ed Towns



Review Date
February 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
3.95 of 5, 58.00 votes

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Review 5 of 36

Price Paid:  $22000.00 from legwood toyota

Year / Model Reviewed:
2008 prius

Strengths:
Gas mpg very good

Weaknesses:
Noisy, lack of lumbar seat, still using old battery technology which reduces mpg by 100%.. Very expensive

Summary:
First thing is , its very noisy when engine turns on and road noise in terrible. Second thing is there is no lumbar seat for the driver! With the new Li-Ion bateries , this car should be geting 100mpg not 48 mpg. Toyota still using old batery technology.

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