2001 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Car of the Future Now
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2001 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Car of the Future Now
By James O. Berkland on

Vehicle

2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Our 2001 Prius was a pleasant surprise
on our initial test drive when it was a
loaner while our Lexus was being
serviced.
Now my wife leaves the Lexus in the
garage and we argue over who gets to
drive the Prius.
Day in and day out we average about 48
mpg, but occasionally get up to 54 mpg.

Love the headroom, comfortable seats,
quiet running and the CD sound system.
At the Sonoma 4th of July parade in
2002 the 12 Prius cars won first place
for the motorized division. In 2003
the 14 Prius cars took 2nd in the theme
division, which was Pro-Environment.

Best Features

Fantastic gas mileage. Quiet running. Amazing uphill acceleration. Surprising top speed reaches 3 figures. Quality paint and interior, excellent handling on mountain roads, solid door and trunk closing, reassuring braking, including "panic stops".

Worst Features

Make the horn more authoritative, perhaps by a double horn system. The current beep beep is embarrassing for such a quality car. The specs for the 2004 look like intriguing improvements, but our 2001 still has many happy miles to go.
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