2001 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Wow, is this a great car!

2001 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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Wow, is this a great car!
By O Picher on


2001 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I have owned this car for nearly 3
years now, and I just love it. A mini
Lexus in its interior styling. Well-
engineered and runs like a top. The
acceleration is impressive (it has two
engines, after all). Floor it, and
leave the other cars in the dust.

As for the eco-side of this, all I can
say is this: once you sit at a stop
light, with your car being dead quiet,
you notice all the other cars around
you still belching out exhaust. All
cars should be this way.

I wouldn't recommend it as a first
car, but it has made a great second

Best Features

Acceleration. Driving in "stealth mode" and sneaking up on pedestrians. Climate control. "Booting up" the car rather than cranking it with a starter.

Worst Features

Needs better handling. The car has trouble holding on curves.
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