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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (435 reviews )
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By berylrb
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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The leg room is great! The cruise works and delivers performance, lots of hills for us. It certainly is a screaming 4 cylinder so don't think to push the engine like a V8.


Best Features

Bluetooth and steering wheel controls are well-thought out and very, very convenient. We use a SE T616 phone


Worst Features

1. Give the steering wheel a little more tilt down. 2. Add leather seat option, at only 5,000 miles our seats are starting to look worn. 3. Eliminate the rattles in the rear compartment.


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By gary s
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Have owned a 2004 Prius with package #9 for two full weeks. Average gas milage so far is 47mpg (consistent with Consumers Report findings). With the cruise control set at 72 mph the Prius NEVER stuggled to maintain that speed even going up steep highway grades. When passing a couple trucks it hit 85 mph with no sweat. Everything functions flawlessly as the hybrid system switches between gas and electric. Ergonoics are good. NAV system is ok, but on some streets it reads the address several house number ahead or behind.


Best Features

Gas milage - superb! Very "roomy" for a compact car Ergonomics great


Worst Features

Voice recognition feature to include climate control and stereo system. Use Voice recognition to record short calander reminder clips. Lumbar support adjustment on front seats.


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My New Prius 2004
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By PHILIP222
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Waited 3 months for the Prius to get to me and now I am having fun driving. Comfort level is great. This is my third hybrid. #1 Insight -small but fun. #2 Civic Hybrid larger but not as much fun. Now the Prius- mid sized, good gas mileage, comfortable. good pick-up from stop sign and this is a fun car to drive. I have the #9 pkg. Voice activation is a scream.Electric driving is quiet.


Worst Features

In the future , the Prius will get more miles to the gallon.


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worth the wait
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By kevin l
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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it's about time. if all cars were like this the US would be a better and more loved place.


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By happynholladay
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Much enjoying driving the Prius. Excellent acceleration, gas milage (46) in mostly freeway driving it is getting better-now have 4500 miles on it. Engine is a little noisier than I expected. Handling is not in the sport sedan class, but is adequate. The limited slip system worked well in snow. Rear seat has good knee room. Good Halogen headlights.


Best Features

Gas milage, good 6-CD sound system, controls are well placed, can operate sound volume, temperature, both defrosters forl wheel.


Worst Features

Navigation system is not user friendly. Improve handling. Reduce engine noise on acceleration.


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