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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (248 reviews )
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Toyota, go to the next step
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By jakiefnh
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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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There is no reason why this car cannot achieve 100+ mpg. Both the batteries and electric motors are underpowered. I would prefer that this be a plug-in electric car with a high-end on-board electric generator. That said, I achieve 40-45 mpg in the winter and 50- 55 mpg in the summer. I do not understand why the electric motor cannot power the car from a dead start without the gas-powered engine having to kick in.


Favorite Features

GPS, camera for backing up, cruise control, CD changer, bluetooth, on- screen feedback about fuel economy


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Best car ever owned
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By iNip
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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I use my Prius as a work delivery vehicle. I average 150 miles a day and 52 mpg. When using the pulse and glide method I can exceed 55 mpg.


Favorite Features

I like how quiet it is, the hatchback, when rear seats folded down has a ton of room. I can carry a lot of stuff


Suggested Improvements

Would like to see stronger shocks in rear for my heavy loads


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Love it!
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By pretty in a prius
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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I LOVE my Prius. Previously drove an Audi, so was used to a bigger car. I get an average of 46 mpg, driving 100 miles per day, highway and city. I love the roominess and how the car handles! I would buy another in a heartbeat!


Favorite Features

Roominess, handling, mileage


Suggested Improvements

adjustable driver's seat, sunroof?


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It's like driving a computer!!
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By Karen
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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We purchased this car in Aug. of 2006 and have had no problems with it so far. We love the car and it is roomy enough for 2 adults and 2 carseats. My husband wanted a truck, but I talked him into something better on fuel and he now LOVES to drive this car. It has been well worth the money. And he says that it is just like driving a computer because of all the gadgets and buttons inside.


Favorite Features

Back up camera, iPod hookup, heads up odometer, latch system.


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Convinced!
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By satisfied
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2006 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Drive a lot and couldn't be happier with the mileage. Lots of space, headroom, love the bluetooth. Traded my sports car for the Prius and thought I was compromising the power but was happily surprised. Love the car and will buy another. We use the car for all our driving whenever possible.


Favorite Features

MPG!!


Suggested Improvements

None are deal-breakers, but... poor rear-window visibility; glare on front window in front of driver (from MPH display); lumbar support; poor location for 12 V outlet; rattling under front dash when the car is cold, dealer could not (would not?) find it; beeping inside only while in reverse


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