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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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GREAT CAR
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By JOEL WEINSTEIN
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

A GREAT CAR FOR MOST PEOPLE. IT IS A
MUCH BETTER ALL A ROUND CAR THAN WE
THOUGHT IT WOULD BE. AFTER THE TEST
DRIVE WE DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE A CAR
TO USE ON LONG TRIPS, BUT NOW THAT WE
HAVE IT AND HAVE BEEN ON SHORT TRIPS WE
THINK IT'S FINE. WE ARE PLANNING TO
TAKE IT CROSS COUNTRY THIS YEAR.


Best Features

SMART ENTRE, HATCH BACK, GPS, VOICE CONTROL OF TEMP,RADIO & GPS, ALL THE PLACES TO STORE THINGS. GAS MILEAGE.


Worst Features

CHANGE THE ANGLE OF THE GPS SCREEN OR PUT A LONGER HOOD OVER IT. CAN BE VERY HARD TO SEE SOMETIMES IN DAYLIGHT. THE TIRES THAT CAME WITH IT ARE VERY BAD FOR WET WEATHER STOPPING.


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Prius Sedan
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By a prooouuuddd dad
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Pruis, Prius, Prius, and one more time -
Pruis. Ingenius, ingenius, ingenius, and one
more time - ingenius.


Best Features

drive-by-wire throttle electric-powered A/C


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Driving Habits
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By HAF GAST
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

If you must be the first away from the
light so that you can be the first to
arrive at the next, the Prius will
usually deliver . . . but you'll be
miserably disappointed at the MPG. In
order for this car to perform as
designed, one must adjust their
driving techniques; easily done by
monitoring the "consumption" screen.
Once accomplished, I found that even
in hilly Western Pennsylvania,
averaging 55 MPG/tank is a fun and
easy exercise.


Best Features

Flawless fit & finish, roominess, touch screen controls, silent low speed operation, futuristic concept and design. This Prius will be a hard act to copy, much less follow.


Worst Features

Re-engineer the steering to reduce the need for constant corrections at highway speeds, even under no-wind conditions.


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WOW!! What a car!
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By SolarKraut
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2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Mileage has always been over 50 MPG
with the exception of one trip with
some very long, 75 MPH inclines when
mileage fell to 48MPG. The Prius is a
truly amazing vehicle! It accelerates
faster than my old 2001 Outback and
maintains the posted 65 MPH up the
steep grades eastward out of SLC.
Mileage is astounding! Voice control
of the navigation system, A/C and
radio is really cool and works very
well. Most impotant, this car is FUN
TO DRIVE!! People I've shown the car
to are amazed at all the "gadgets" and
are surprised that the car costs only
$26K. Why didn't an American car co.
develop something like this??


Best Features

Mileage, geek factor, ride, interior quiet, cargo capacity, interior room, navigation system, excellent fit and finish, overall quality.


Worst Features

The front end is a bit frumpy and the driver's seat lacks height and power adjustments. The beige/almond interior fabric may be hard to keep clean (don't know yet if this will indeed be a problem).


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Must have for 2004
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By Isa Soto
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Vehicle

2004 Toyota Prius Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

The best car ever made great room in
back and fits two golf bags in trunk,
amazing!


Best Features

Navigation system works beautifully.


Worst Features

the fabric on seats stains verry easilly and is fragile they should come with better fabric.


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