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


Review

All I need to say is test drive one, that is all it took for me. Luckly I ordered mine before the real hit took place, I only had to wait two months for delivery. We drove the car from Washington state to California and only stopped for gas once. It went through the Siskiyou mountain range as if it were flat, plenty of power and handled the curves with ease. The car gets an A+ from me!


Best Features

We got the GPS system, fun to play with but not that necessary. The keyless entry and keyless start is probably the best idea to date.


Worst Features

The back seat headroom is not that good for a 6 foot tall person so have the tall people sit in front. Road noise is there so I just turn up the radio a bit. All in all it is a great car.


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Prius - the only car to buy
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By paccpa2830
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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This car handles the freeway, city and everything in between with ease - a great car.


Best Features

Fuel mileage, ease of service.


Worst Features

Bigger tires


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The best car I ever had.
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By Patrik Fanning
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I feel bad for anyone who doesn't own a Prius! I'm a big guy...and my previous vehicle was a Grand Cheerokee, the Prius has more leg room in the back set with the front seats pushed back than the Jeep. If I could get in and out easily then that was just one more plus. I drive in city traffic the most and my mileage is about 35mpg with start and stop traffic on the road I get up to 48mpg. In the past I haven't been a crusader on gas and emission issues, I am now and proud. The price rocks too. It's excellent...age is 52.


Best Features

The smooth ride, quietness and feeling of security. It has a very small turning range and that's good.


Worst Features

Option to turn off the running lights and/or a light sentinal sensor as a purchase option.


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We love our HIS AND HER TOY
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By Kay Aprill
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

My husband and I both own a 2004 toyota prius. HIS TOY AND HER TOY both get top ratings from us. We love being GREEN and we love the quiet ride. We both are on the road daily and he is getting 54 miles and I am getting around 50. The secret is to go 55 on highway and drive like a grandma in town!


Best Features

SYNERGY


Worst Features

More sporty look but like the aerodynamic look too.


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Not for highway cruising
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By road warrior
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2004 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

The Prius is an excellent choice if you do mostly city driving. It averages 46 miles per gallon. The car is surprisingly spacious and controls are convenient and easy to use. Build quality is high. However, the car is not a good highway cruiser. At speeds over 60 miles per hour especially in windy and wet conditions, the car has a very unsteady feel. The power is ok but the handling felt very "slippery" and thats on pavement that was merely wet.


Best Features

Climate control, smart entry system, convenient steering column controls


Worst Features

Something needs to be done to improve this cars handling at highway speeds.Driver seat comfort could be improved. Its fine for short trips but once in the car for an hour or so....ouch


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