2005 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Prius running strong
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2005 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic)

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Prius running strong
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2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

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If you can tolerate slow acceleration, the Prius is a great car. In warmer weather mine can get 50+ mpg on a tank of gas after 117,000 miles. I have only replaced a water pump and tires during regular 5K service intervals. I have driven 400 averaging 60 mph and it still gets 43 mpg! The Prius struggles in very hilly areas but if you are patient you can make up for it on the downhill. It even handles well with the set of Michelins that are on it now.

Best Features

The gas mileage. That is what it does best.

Worst Features

Put a diesel engine in it.
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