2006 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: A Little Gem

2006 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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A Little Gem
By gafulham on

Vehicle

2006 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

Bought an '06 with 61,000 back four years ago. I now have just under 105k on it. This thing is built better than any car I have ever owned. Toyota just thinks everything out so well -- even the tire jack is in an elegant little tray which keeps all of the parts together without rattling.
I have never been too mindful of the gas mileage -- I generally get in the low 40's - but the real beauty of this car is the build quality. It is a base model but everything in it works as well today as they day it was built. Cars are expensive and these are more expensive than most cars in their class -- but they are worth every penny for the lack of drama they provide day in and day out.

Best Features

Build quality, surprising amount of interior room, quiet at highway speeds, nicely equipped (power windows, locks, cruise, climate control) for a base model.

Worst Features

The steering is beyond numb -- my only complaint.
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