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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (76 reviews )
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Mileage not holding up over time
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By gypsy2
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

After 14 months the mileage began to fall and the dealer claims to find no problem. Mileage has never matched what the computer says, off consistently 2 to 5 miles, more lately. I got consistent 46 mpg first 14 months, more on long straight drives, then it fell to 23 mpg for a month, then gradually climbed back up to about 30. Climate control also stopped working efficiently. Mostly I like the car, but will switch to Honda this year as the dealer seems uninterested in the strange drop in mpg.


Favorite Features

Computer screen, controls in middle instead of in front of driver - took getting used to, now I like it.


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Good up till now.
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By lehctimfishing
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Very pleased with car. Good gas mileage at 46.7mpg(owned 79 rabbit diesel)much greeneer than other car. Have tire problems now and needs alignment, warranty good for one free alignment up to 20,000. Have 24,000 on car now. Made mistake not looking at warranties closer.


Favorite Features

computer screen with mpg listed. Makes lead foot little lighter.


Suggested Improvements

Would like gear sift moved or switches behind the lever moved.


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By MarySue
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Fun to drive, drove from Michigan to Florida for $50.26! Very comfortable car


Favorite Features

Cheap on gas, comfortable, and fun to drive!


Suggested Improvements

Car needs armrest in the middle, lights in glove box & by the outside mirror adjustments. Also, we don't use our headlights as other drivers flash their brights at us. Had it into the dealership, can't adjust, we use only the driving lights now, still get flashed by other drivers.


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By scottj
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

great car!


Favorite Features

milage and quietness


Suggested Improvements

the '04 has addressed the only problems with this car: a back seat that flips down and tighter suspension.


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Great little car
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By spock42
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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This car has the smallest turn radius of any car I've ever driven--smaller even then our miata. Tooling around in electric mode with the continuously variable transmission is a lot of fun. Parking it is a dream as well--reverse gear is all electric and you have such fine control of the acceleration on the electric, not anything like the surge from a gas engine.


Favorite Features

Continuously variable transmission. High- mounted display. Tall car view from driver's seat.


Suggested Improvements

Most everything has been fixed in the 2004, but I'd still like 802.11b and an MP3 player in the car.


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