2002 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: A good commuter ride
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2002 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

2002 Toyota Prius

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A good commuter ride
By Kargle on

Vehicle

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

Review

This car is solidly built for cars in
its class. Road noise is average. The
fit and finish is excellent. Despite
its small size, the interior feels
roomy for passenger and driver. Seating
for four is adequete, for five is
uncomfortable. The audio and heater
controls could be better located for
the driver.

The acceleration is surprising
considering the 1.4L motor. There is
plenty of power to deal with quick
jumps into the flow of traffic. The
brakes are a little grabby, but I got
used to it. The biggest drawback is the
low friction tires: the car tends to
roll over the sidewall a bit during
cornering.

Best Features

The vastly improved fuel mileage and low emmisions without huge performance deficits is the best feature of this car. The generous warranty on the new technology makes the buying experience less nerve wracking.

Worst Features

Dealers should offer a higher performance tire as an option. Data regarding mileage differences between types of tires would help consumers make a decision. Audio controls are hard to reach and require the driver to lean forward to search through menus on a touch screen.
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