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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. Hybrid CVT Automatic - (436 reviews )

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A fun ride!
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By Steve
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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My wife and I purchased this vehicle in the Spring of this year and it is the best vehicle purchase we have ever made. The car gets fantastic gas mileage, fits 4 easily (5 in a pinch), and really has a devoted fan club following. I am 6' 3" tall and I fit in the front and back seats without any problems. I thought we might find the car lacking in power, but even in that area I was pleasantly surprised. All in all this car is a wonderfully driving and exceptionally good value given how well it holds its resale value and the great gas mileage. I find myself trying to squeeze every MPG I can out of the tank. Truthfully you will love this car and will wonder why you waited so long to get one!


Best Features

Great gas mileage. Stylish looks. The fact that this car was built from the ground up as a hybrid and not a regular car built into a hybrid as an afterthought. Build quality. Brakes are very powerful.


Worst Features

Cannot really think of any.


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My beloved Prius
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By Beloved
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I LOVE MY PRIUS. Boy do I love her. Best decision I ever made for a car couple years ago. To emulate Charlton Heston, "You will only get my Prius out of my cold dead hands." She just turned 115,000 miles and the only things I've changed to date is the oil and I think they change the air filter as part of the regular service, but I'm not sure. Oh! and they rotated the tires. Everything else, and I mean everything, including the original brakes, (which must be different from normal brakes) is still on the car. My 4x4 Previa is a champ, and I thought my Previa was the best made vehicle on the plantet. The Prius is giving me reason to reconsider that conclusion. If you don't have one, buy one.


Best Features

Gadgetry, steering wheel, dash, glove boxes, numerous storage bins, push button start, green house view, spaciousness, trunk size, seats, roomy, comfort, electric powered a/c, mileage, nose, head lights. Everything.


Worst Features

Less leaning when going around sharp corners. Battery only, like the 01 & 02 RAV4 EV. Besides that, it's almost perfect!


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Long-term owner
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By Sean
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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After four years, I have a balanced view. Excellent & practical car with gas economy ranging from 37 mpg to 49 mpg in hot, flat Florida. It's relaxing to drive but no speed demon. It's about 95% an ideal car.


Best Features

Quietness, smoothness of CVT, HEPA air filter, good mpg, car pool privileges, surprising spaciousness, reliability, resale value


Worst Features

Limited rear view (camera should be standard), skidding front wheels when wet, add seat height adjustment, road noise, improve rough road suspension, glare on display, easily damaged glovebox coating, improve performance, add 110V outlet, improve exterior style.


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Ten years ahead of the competition. Prius
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By SunPoweredPrius
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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This is the most technologically advanced car mass produced today. We love our car. We average anywhere from 45 to 80 miles per gallon depending on how we drive the car. Very reliable, means we've never had a problem with our car. I give this car the highest rating but I'm still waiting for Toyota, to release the Prius that gets 100 miles per gallon. I want more miles per gallon Toyota. When?


Best Features

Love the Smart Key means I never touch the key. I just open the door as if it were unlocked and push a "Power" button on the dash to start the car. I call my car a computer on wheels. Though I would like the car to come with anti gravity technology to allow me to fly it around. that would be nice!


Worst Features

I want more MPG and I want a choice to plug it in with at least a ten mile all electric range. I also want solar panels on the roof of the Prius as on option, though it should be standard. I also want the choice of running CNG, Compressed natural gas. NG only cost 1.00 per gallon from our homes!


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Best design I've ever seen
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By cenoyes
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Raced sports cars in my younger years, and am an engineer by education, cannot find enough superlatives to cover the design work that went into this machine.


Best Features

The Synergy Drive


Worst Features

Eliminate the split rear window view without the use of a camera. Offer side mouldings as an option.


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