2005 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Why I gave up my Lexus for thi

2005 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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Why I gave up my Lexus for this
By JohnDK on


2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I turned in my Lexus early. Lease was
costing too much per mile and the price
of gas at 18mpg is now $30 per tank. I
was hoping only for great gas milage
and got that and more. Driving the
Prius is like driving the future. It's
98% smooth, not luxurious. I would
have liked all auto windows, power
seats, leather, memory on seat
position, etc. And they COULD do this
and add another few thousand to this
car. But just the way it is, is
amazing. That's why there is a 4-6
month wait for these and people are
paying $500-$2000 over MSRP. How
stupid are we in America.. WE should be
building these. Drives fair to good,
Don't expect a BMW or Lexus.

Best Features

Keyless entry and locks. Power button startup. Silent running on battery only 10-20% of the time. Looks cool. Did I mention 50 mpg.... it's for real. 60 may be pushing it. But 50 is for real!

Worst Features

All the 2005 cars and even 2006's that I have seen in a hybrid are not real hybrids like this - with milage like this. EVERY SINGLE car in this country should have this drive train. AND HUMMERS should be outlawed. Needs more luxury features, even at a higher price.
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