2008 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Car Dies in Snow and on Highwa

2008 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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Car Dies in Snow and on Highway
By Cathie on


2008 Toyota Prius Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


People are going to get killed in snow. I've been stuck twice where both once you go into a skid you have no power to get out of it. It took me 45 minutes to get up a small hill once I skidded. The car loses all power. actually had a cop behind me as I tried to get my car moving so I wouldn't get hit. Dealer said Toyota made it so you can't shut off the Vehicle control Stability for SAFETY REASONS HA! This is dangerous. I've also had 2 incidents on back to back weekends where my car hesitates, the dash board lights go on and I lose all power. This happened 3 times on the highway and 2x on back road same night. This is a dangerous car and I will be getting rid of it once it is fixed.

Best Features

I like the style of the car and of course the gas mileage.

Worst Features

Make it so you can turn off the vehicle control stability in the winter.
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