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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (78 reviews )

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By scottj
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

great car!


Best Features

milage and quietness


Worst Features

the '04 has addressed the only problems with this car: a back seat that flips down and tighter suspension.


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Great little car
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By spock42
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

This car has the smallest turn radius of any car
I've ever driven--smaller even then our miata.
Tooling around in electric mode with the
continuously variable transmission is a lot of
fun. Parking it is a dream as well--reverse gear
is all electric and you have such fine control of
the acceleration on the electric, not anything
like the surge from a gas engine.


Best Features

Continuously variable transmission. High- mounted display. Tall car view from driver's seat.


Worst Features

Most everything has been fixed in the 2004, but I'd still like 802.11b and an MP3 player in the car.


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free to drive
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By prius owner
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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excellent car gas milliage is
wonderful,drives with pep and hugs the
turns


Best Features

navigation system and sound system


Worst Features

more colors and options


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I must like it I'm buying my third Prius
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By dwolf1087
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I've owned a 2001 which was in an accident, a
2002 and am now buying a 2004 Prius. The
Prius is wonderful. I get 55+ MPG. My driving
style suits the Prius. I drive mostly on trips of
20 minutes or more at 35-40 miles per hour
with limited traffic stops. Freeway miles are
less at 46mpg. I also get less milage in
winter, 45-50. On the other hand my record
is 64mpg on a tankful (confirmed at pump not
just the computer screen which tends to be off
by a consistant 2mpg). The Prius will not get
the best milage during the first five minutes or
so as it warms up, often only 35. Performance
is good, comfort levels high.


Best Features

Fuel economy, low emissions, and it is SO quiet.


Worst Features

It has been improved in 2004 with even better mileage, more room and more power, wow.


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Money in the bank
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By Freedom1
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2002 Toyota Prius Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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As a 1st gen hybrid Toyota has done a
superb job. If you are curious about
the other manufactures reports check
out the Dept of Energy web site and
compare the notes yourself, Toyota
leads the others by 10yrs in
development this car has been
operational on the roads since '97 in
Japan and available in the US
since '01. Seating 5 pax and an
excellent commuter, I would recommend
this car to anyone who loves to save
money with an 11.9gal tank I got 485
miles on one tank, and average about
40.2 mpg my last 3000 miles I have
driven. Given that I drive hard and
fast that’s great for a lead foot, the
car maxes out at 101mph.


Best Features

The car is loaded w/power locks, windows, and tilt/cruse. Built in cpu w/the touch screen features and w/radio cont built in. The climate cont are just like the big lux models. The doors open really wide . Like the Corolla in size/handling lots of leg/head room.


Worst Features

The only thing that Toyota needs to incorporate in the next gen is the ability to drive off battery power if you run out of gas. A folding rear seat would increase your ability to carry long items easier.


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