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2003 Toyota Prius

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (92 reviews )

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By hoamee
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

Best car I have ever owned. Fuel economy
different from advertised. I have been getting
50 mpg on highway and 40 mpg in city -
opposite of what expected. Dealership service
is good. The only bad expereience is buying
from the dealership. They are very arrogant
and stupid, making it difficult to purchase.


Best Features

Every thing works.


Worst Features

Larger sized wheels for better appearance. More trunk space.


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beautiful and quiet
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By diannen
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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The most fun car I've ever driven.
Never tire of being amazed how unique
and quiet the car is in it's electrical
mode when taking off from being
stopped. I love how economic and fuel
efficient it is -- the dealership was
astounded I traded a loaded GMC Yukon
Denali for a Prius...Ha! (I do miss the
Yukon's adjustable lumbar support and
heated seats.) I did add leather seats
to class it up even more and to make it
easy to clean.


Best Features

fuel efficiency. quietness. uniqueness. environmentally consciousness.


Worst Features

move drive gear shift onto steering wheel column. adjust regenerative breaking system so it's a bit smoother. add more potential options to choose from. add undercoating to wheel wells to lessen occasional gravel/sand/rock noise.


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2003 Prius
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By Marzy
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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I am a female above 70 years. This is
the ideal car for me. Easy to handle,
very inexpensive to operate. The car is
very stylish inside and out, with plenty
of interior room. It is fun to dr


Best Features

How inexpensive it is to operate, the comfortable bucket seats and the ease of handlin


Worst Features

I have none at this time


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Mr. Economy
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By Steve L
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


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This automobile is very comfortable ahd
quiet. My average fuel economy is 44
mpg with the majority of trips being
3.5 miles to and from work. I have read
other reviews of the cars poor handling
but I find those views to be untrue.
This car hugs the twisties and is very
predictable in its responses. Power is
marginal but adequate. Passing power
band is acceptable with a top speed of
104 mph on level road. Top mpg I've
gotten was 53. The feel of the car is
much larger that it's footprint
suggests. The car I was going to get
before looking at the Prius was a Mini
Cooper. Glad I got the Prius though I
still have the "motoring" philosophy.


Best Features

Thumbing your nose at gas stations of course is the biggest draw of this car. I find every aspect of the Prius to be well thought out and functional. Very CLEAN design. Love this little car.


Worst Features

The new Prius has removed the "pickle" shift lever and given it more power in the electric mode. All of this is nice but the design as it stands is quite good.


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Can't Beat the Prius
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By Clogdancer
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2003 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


Review

I had my pristine 92 XLE Camry ripped
off and totalled. I went to my
dealership in search for a used Prius.
They are rare. One pulled in: Emerald
Gold flake. I could not believe our
luck. It had every option. It looked
new on the interior and exterior. It
handles GREAT! Very small turning
radius! Plenty of pep. This is not a
whimpy Echo. Did you know that going
from 30 to 60 MPH, the Prius can beat
a Porche? The 2002 Prius is a tried
and true design. The example I
purchased is quieter than the top-of-
the-line Camry XLE, or Avalon.



Best Features

Tight and nimble handling. Sips gas. Comfortable seats. Larger than a Corolla. A Trunk It has torque to handle 4 grown adults w/no performance difference. Safe, reliable, handling like a sport car, nimble, sips gas when not using the batteries. 50-75 MPG on any day.


Worst Features

The seat needs an armrest for both the passenger and driver. A taller center console would be great. No other improvements.


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