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2009 Toyota Prius

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By Phillip
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2009 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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First owned new vehicle ever. Absolutely flawless vehicle never had any trouble the only thing that needed to be replaced was the belt and the oil and the air filters. I departed my vehicle at 177,000 miles only because I had to upgrade to a larger car. Very sad day.


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Great Car - Bought Used
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By silver7577@aol.com
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2009 Toyota Prius Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Didn't know much about a hybrid before but now have a great respect for them. But not all hybrids are worth the money but this one is in this writer's opinion. Love to jump in and run my errands and even take it on longer trips.


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Magnificent, but Dreadfully Boring
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bob Sandon
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2009 Toyota Prius Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I have put approximately 143,000 miles on this car. I bought it new. Oil changes with premium synthetic every 25,000 miles; otherwise, no service (except changing out tires). I've only had to replace the electric-system battery (pay someone to do this; it's a nightmare on your own).

Pros: Reliability, obviously. There is also more storage space than many people realize, especially with the seats down. Two shepherds fit comfortably in the trunk; I've made several moves with this car. The mileage has been good, especially with Ecotopia tires. I live in Minnesota; I averaged around ~53 mpg during the summer with them. I have Toyos right now; year round mileage with them has been ~43 mpg, mostly highway driving. The car is comfortable and quiet at lower speeds. I like the sound system and have found the GPS adequate. The keyless entry is surprisingly nice; I wish it had remote start.

Cons: While the car while tolerate higher speeds (65 mph +), it's obviously unenthusiastic. The mileage dips fairly dramatically in the winter, or with inefficient tires. For that matter, snow tires are well-nigh essential in Minnesota with this car. All-season will not hack it, especially in rural areas. Mostly, though, this car is boring. Really boring. Eye-wateringly so. A fantastic daily commuter, but - if you can only have one car in your stable - I'd have to recommend something else.


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excellent car
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By michealb
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2009 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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Bought my car in 2011 with 30k miles on it. It now has 230K and the only thing I have replaced is 2 headlight bulbs. Had regular service every 5000 miles. Driven everyday for business and personal use on the interstate, up and down mountains and regularly maintained good mpg. Started off around 47mpg and still around 44mpg even after 200K miles added to the odo. I am 6ft. Interior cabin was a little small for me but other capacities made up for lack of comfort. My wife was recently in an accident and the prius held its own. Protected her in a 65mph crash. Unfortunately it was beyond repair. Will purchase another and hope it will serve as good as this one.


Best Features

Great MPG, and reliability...People always surprised to get passed by a Prius!!!


Worst Features

A little more space for front seat drivers.


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Zero problems
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By dickthebutcher
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2009 Toyota Prius Standard 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I bought my 2009 Prius new and have now driven it for almost five years.
It has just over 70,000 miles on it, and so far the only maintenance expenses I've had are oil changes and one new set of tires.
It still has the original brakes and they still aren't showing signs of wear.
I'm not sure why so many others find the car uncomfortable -- I'm six feet tall and have no problems.
I've driven to Florida from Pennsylvania in it and was never uncomfortable.

Minor gripes:
The gas tank does not fill up willingly after it's about 80% full.
You have to coax in the last few gallons little by little.
I don't love its looks, either, but accept that trade-off to average 47 MPG year-round.


Best Features

Fuel economy, reliability, roominess (for its size), easy-to-use touch screen, hatchback versatility


Worst Features

A little bit of style would be nice . . .


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