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Very Nice Car
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By Doug
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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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We've had the Prius (package #2) for three weeks (~ 1200 miles). It's a very nice, comfortable car. It doesn't take long to get adjusted to the different controls. It feels very solid on the road and handles nicely. The acceleration isn't great, but certainly good enough for all reasonable driving, including freeway. The gas mileage has been outstanding, 50 - 53 mpg overall.


Best Features

Handles well, very comfortable and quiet.


Worst Features

Some sort of coating on the touch screen so it doesn't show finger prints so easily.


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This car is a 10!
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By Irene
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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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What can I say, this car is very roomy inside (if you're a skeptic, go test drive one, you will be pleasantly surprised!), it is reliable, economical and it looks great! I bought it just in time as the price of gas was really beginning to climb and now I am at the gas station once every 3 weeks. It may be a little pricier than other vehicles, but it makes up for it at the pump. Buy this car and become environmentally and financially smart. This car is a 10.


Best Features

This car is peppy and roomy. I love the back up camera!!


Worst Features

I can't think of one thing!


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Downsize - for fun and "profit"
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By Tomm
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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Got rid of my relatively new Audi A6 with every option for a loaded '08 Prius a couple of weeks ago. Couldn't be happier. Maybe I am being small-minded [averaging 48 MPG of regular gas], but the car is fun to drive, holds the highway/road, and no difficult electronics.


Best Features

Dash and gas mileage.


Worst Features

Tilt at least driver's seat - feels like it is pitching me forward (only complaint).


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What a great CAR!
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By 64alpha
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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Oh man this car rocks. The only thing I don't like is the acceleration of the electric engine. You can only accelerate so much then boom gas. But still it could use like a 60hp electric engine instead of 40hp to give it more acceleration without using gas. It gets great mileage and we fill $41 at $4.22 a gal. Only about 9.75 gallons. This car rocks. Buy it NOW! The waiting lists are rising! Best hybrid yet!


Best Features

Design, internal design, looks, and quietness!


Worst Features

A more powerful electric motor. We have a 40hp electric motor. I would like a 60hp electric engine to get better gas mileage.


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Love It!
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By MikiC
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2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Get 47.8 to 55.3 MPG. Package 3 that has more features than the car it replaced. Comfy ride everywhere I go. Sound heavy vehicle that is very smooth and fun to drive. Wasn't interested at first because thought it was too small until I test drove one. Very impressed with what I saw, and walked away that day with one!


Best Features

All of the extra drawers! Smart key and back up camera are fab!


Worst Features

Only has 2 plug ports (one in console & one in front). Wish it had one in trunk area for long rides and electric cooler.


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