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

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


Review

The Prius feels like a bigger car than
it is in ride and quietness. We find
it enjoyable to drive with more pep
than we expected.


Best Features

The hybrid design, the comfortable seats and ride


Worst Features

Externally it isn't one of the best looking cars on the road


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Great buy: Great ride: Great savings
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By Bill Tarbell
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Cd\radio\ audio tape sound
system is excellent. 4 dual sized cups
good, convenient O my gosh handles
over each door. The warranty and tax
deductions, the almost total emissions
control, the support for my bad back,
all are TERRIFIC! The glove compartment
and trunk are larger than one would
expect from exterior view. Great car
for short\long trips in comfort,
convenience, and cost effectiveness.
Speedy rascal. Four doors make for easy
access. Recliner seats are too good!THE
MILEAGE OF 46 IS FOR INNER CITY: WE GET
58 OR BETTER ON THE HIGHWAY OFTEN,
SOMETIMES MUCH BETTER.
If I weren't otherwise employed, I'd be
a salesperson for the Prius.


Best Features

Cost, comfort, control of emissions, incredible warranty plan, extra fine servicing and lovely tax break


Worst Features

Am interested in a truck version that can pull a trailer.More range of exterior and interior colors, perhaps some custom colors. Special discount to high school and college graduates with B or better average. This would be a real incentive for some students and help the environment.


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


Review

I love my little car. It is perfect for
all the work related driving I do. Most
of my driving is on city streets but my
Prius is perfect for the few freeway
trips I make. Others are always
surprised at how comfortable and quiet
it is.


Best Features

Gas milesage is my favorite thing though comfort, reliability and great service at my Toyota dealership are high on the list.


Worst Features

Guess there could be some impovement, but I don't know what. OK, once in awhile I miss the V8 of my former car, but this would be my preference if I had to buy another car.


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I'm A Believer
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By James C. Harris
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

My wife and need maximum fuel economy
for our 70 mile round trip daily
comute. Our new Prius started with
approximately 46 mpg. After the break
in at 20000 miles, we are now
experiencing 50+ mpg on our daily
comute. We are strong believers in the
hybrid design. Our driving habits now
are geared to maximizing our fuel
economy.


Best Features

Our favorite features are the cruise control, the CD player, the auto-temp setting, the center console, and the 50 mpg.


Worst Features

The cup holder in the front allows tipping; the back seats should fold down to expose more trunk space; the navigations system should work.


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


Review

Fun, different, and exciting.
It is fun getting into a car that told
you how your fuel economy was doing as
you are driving and how the power is
being used with a visual display.
It is very different sitting at a stop
and feeling the engine just turn off
and realizing the car is still running.
It is exciting to see how far you can
go on a tank of regular gas and
challenge yourself to see what your
best milage can be.


Best Features

The visual display that allows you to see how your power is being transfered from the engine or battery and to the wheels, or to the battery. I also enjoy the instant milage display.


Worst Features

Better cup holders the design is less than adequite.


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