Hot, Hot, Heat - 2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test
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2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

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2004 Toyota Prius: Hot, Hot, Heat

September 27, 2010

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I try not to double-up on same-car posts in one day, but I had to share this picture of the outside temperature gauge in our 2004 Toyota Prius.

It ain't kidding. Rght now, here in Yorba Linda, California, 16 miles inland from the Pacific, it is 106 degrees F outside. The weather service is predicting a high of 108 degrees.

At least the electrically-driven AC compressor starts off strong and begins pumping cold air almost immediately after I press the "Power" button to start the car.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

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