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2004 Toyota Prius

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (435 reviews )

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must have
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By bertbee
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

road hog with a bit of green. Prius is
a must have for every family. Great for
commuter/city drives. Good quality and
above avg. performance.


Best Features

ease and fun to drive, after 9k miles 45 hwy. and 50 city. Control panel is good.


Worst Features

high speed noise and handling. Wind will push prius around. No locks? control panel is subject to sun.


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What a car!
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By Tim Edwards
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

This is a $60,000 car with a $25,000
price tag. Outside takes some getting
used to, but inside is like a state of
the art luxery car. The high tech
accessories are fantastic. The 2004
Prius will surely go down as a classic
car in the league with the Ford Model
A. It is clearly the best car choice I
have ever made.


Best Features

Favorite features are hard to identify. There are so many superlatives: quiet ride, nimble handling, super efficient gas mileage. The navigation system, the bluetooth handsfree phone system, the extra airbags, and the climate system are just some of the superlatives.


Worst Features

The only improvement needed is how to make more of these cars available. They will revolutionize the automotive industry.


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What a great car. Just love it!
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By Robert T
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Best car that I have ever owned
(including Mercedes and Lexus.)


Best Features

Driving in stealth mode


Worst Features

None


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6 Month/7,000 Mile Review
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By Greener than thou
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I was lucky enough to buy one with only
a 2 week wait. Reliability is great.
Mileage has been a bit less than EPA;
my average was about 46-48 during cold
weather but has risen to 50 mpg in the
spring (and is also highly dependent on
tire pressure-I neglected this and ran
out of gas once; luckily the battery
had enough juice to make it to a nearby
gas station. I don't recommend trying
this.) The hybrid really shines in
bumper-to-bumper traffic, when battery
power alone is enough to creep along.
It handles well, although it is
buffeted by strong winds.
Acceleration is reasonably quick
(faster than my wife's Honda CRV).


Best Features

Having the last laugh on big SUV drivers as I drive by gas stations. If there's a politician brave enough to suggest a gas tax, I'll vote for him/her.


Worst Features

Headroom in the rear seat is limited. I'm used to using heat & AC controls by touch only, so the touch screen system takes a bit of getting used to. A sunroof would be nice. The A pillars seem a bit thick and sometimes block my view.


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Fib or Fraud?
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By Don in Reno
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Toyota claims 61 mpg town, 51 hwy.
Actual in my '04 Prius after 5K miles
is 43 town 49 hwy. A 30% difference on
town driving is fraud. The overall
mileage is good, but toyo doesn't
deliver on their claims.

The car is very unstable in a cross
wind. Just like a '64 VW. And I have
stability control. It can really be
scary with big trucks tossing you
around.

Seats are very uncomfortable after
about an hour. Toyo, you can do better.

Rear view thru back window is crummy.

Engine noise is LOUD when passing or on
very steep hill. Sounds like it's going
to blow up.

My wife really likes the car. Just
don't expect Toyo to tell the truth.


Best Features

Quite a bit of room inside for a small car. Back seats fold to make the dog happy.


Worst Features

Either tell the truth or tell me how to get the advertised mileage. Fix the crosswind instability. Put a visor over the display screen, can't read in the sun.


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