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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (92 reviews )

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Love the Prius
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By thyde
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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I went from a Ford Expedition getting
11 mpg to the Prius and am saving over
$100/mo in gas. Pickup is surprising
(it's no sports car, but for what it
is, it moves better than you might
imagine.) Has excellent standard
features and the Toyota reliability.


Best Features

Gas milage - less than advertised, but come on - 45 mpg in town? Nothing else compares. Plus the touch screen is not only cool, it does serve many useful purposes.


Worst Features

Fold-down rear seats; more storage compartments for driver (too much wasted space below CD player); less intrusive shift knob.


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Excellent: SAME AS 2001
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By Jimjohn
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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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dealer gets confused with reaction of
braking when checking and keeps
replacing the front rotors for free!
Convinced they were fine. Great
service and courtesy


Best Features

Running wothout the engine by "feathering"


Worst Features

More use of the battery, which they seem to have addressed with the 2004


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Better than Advertised
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By prius driver
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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

The Prius is dead-on reliable. It has
been my every day driver for two full
years now and it has averaged about 51
miles per gallon. It does inspire me
to try to squeeze every extra mile I
can out of each tank of gas, but when I
need to be in a hurry it rises to the
occation for that, too, while still
getting excellent economy.


Best Features

The Navagation System is easy to use and it has been useful on several occations. Still, I costs too much for the amount of use it has gotten and I will not pay for another one on my next Prius, which I may order soon.


Worst Features

Reduce the price of navagation by 1/2 to 2/3 and it would be worth the price.


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Great car
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By FarmerSteve
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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

The gas mileage is great - 44 mpg
overall, including 60-70% freeway at 70
mph. Penalty if over 70 mph. More
like 50 mpg at 50 mph on secondary
roads. Quiet at any speed, and
quietest at traffic lights. Great
sound system (partly because of the
quiet ride). Other than great mileage,
this car is simply fun and easy to
drive. Visibility is tremendous, easy
and responsive steering, very nimble
and easily parked. Great for short
errands OR long trips - you just arrive
refreshed, which cannot be said for
many other vehicles.


Best Features

Great snow car!! Skinny tires and lots of low-rpm torque let this car go where many cannot go.


Worst Features

MPG calulator and gas gauge should be improved so they are accurate, on this of all cars.


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worth the wait
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By garmar73
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2003 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I researched the Prius for two years
before I bought one. The machine is,
I feel, very sound from an engineering
point of view and assembled in such a
manner that I have not had to return to
the dealership for necessary warrenty
work, as I have had to with other new
cars that I have purchased. I would not
drive
anything else.


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