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White Elephant
4 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By Sanjeev Gupta
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2008 Toyota Prius Hatchback Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Good vehicle. Comfortable driving but defeats the purpose of buying it. Mileage 49 for the first year, 46 for the second year, 44 in this third year. Recommended Tires very expensive ($108 against $60 for regular one), headlight HID bulbs burn out fast- Ultra expensive ($771.43 +Tax). Car can only be serviced at dealership and they charge a lot more than a regular service at Walmart. I do not see any savings.


Best Features

Rear view Camera, Homelink Garage Door Opener.


Worst Features

Align the original intent of making this car with actual money savings.


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2 Years & Going Strong - Prius Love!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bluegrass in Hogtown
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2008 Toyota Prius Hatchback Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Well,hey, it's now been 2 full years of ownership, and mighty good ones, at that. It's still toting my Kay upright bass, guitars, banjos, etc., and has even survived a pole smack, although not without my spending some time in a rental while body work was done (beautifully) and an EXPENSIVE little thermos-tank-container-thingy right behind the front bumper was installed TWICE (first replacement was defective, second one is on order). So - don't HIT anything (you would think plastic was cheap - nope!). Anyway, gas mileage & hauling capacity can't be beat. Pain at the pump? Nope! Smile on my face? Yep-you betcha!


Best Features

Room, room, and more room! Happiness at the gas station! "Green" money in my wallet! Heh!


Worst Features

Still can't think of a thing, except that overly unintelligible navigation thingy, which this blond gave up on 2 years ago. Qhat did you think, that I would figure it out?


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Best Car Ever Owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By WP
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2008 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I bought my '08 Prius, Package II, in March '08. Lifetime average has been 47MPG with over 18k miles/year and mostly highway mileage. It does tend to do 2-5 mpg less in winter. Have owned cars for over 21 years now and this stands out as best car ever for getting from A to B as well as errands. Amazing and misleading amount of storage space.


Best Features

Excellent MPG, Storage space, technology extras such as the keyless entry.


Worst Features

Needs an adjustable lumbar support and Toyota should supply an approved hitch for bicycle racks; understand it can't tow anything but owners have to go to other companys to buy a hitch to haul a bike - of course it also fits inside!


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Best Car Ever Owned in 21 Years of owner
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By wp
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2008 Toyota Prius Hatchback Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Very first foreign car ever purchased and absolutely best car ever owned. Excellent cost of ownership, great commuter and unbelievable and very deceiving amount of cargo space - especially with seats down. Hauled over 400 lbs of dog food to kennel couple mths ago! 4 Stars on comfort because could really use an adjustable lumbar support; other than that perfect. Also, fun to drive in a techy kind of way. Lifetime avg mpg is 47.5mpg. currently 36k miles mostly highway.


Best Features

Fuel Mileage, Key FOB, Cargo Space, Low maintenance


Worst Features

Lumbar support and of course looking forward to the plug in version!


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Bought a used touring model
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Mike
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2008 Toyota Prius Hatchback Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Averaging 45mpg. Performance is great for an engine this size and efficient. Paid $16,500 with nav, jbl, touring edition an 36500 miles. The incline of the front of the car causes a lot of bug paint damage to the hood and above windshield. A lot of sunlight inside the car due to the angles of the glass and there is no tint strip at the top of the windshield. Very pleased with gas mileage since my 06 m35 only averaged 19mpg. The car handles better than my $45k infiniti and handles rough roads much better. Seats are more comfortable too. At least the plastic interior looks good for plastic. I love the car and look forward to driving it and with each mile i drive i'm saving for my son's college


Best Features

touch screen display, bluetooth, navigation, gas mileage, suspension, steering, 6 disc changer, aux input for ipod, location of 12v outlet, digital speedometer (keeps me from speeding), keyless entry and remote start


Worst Features

chip resistant paint especially on the hood and right above the front windshield (apply 3m film to the paint), add distance markers to rearview camera, annoying reverse beeping noise, brake pedal feels loose


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