2008 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: Heat issues in Michigan

2008 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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Heat issues in Michigan
By Dan D. on


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


I bought my Prius just before the economy crashed. Don't drive it in the winter as it takes forever to warm up and won't keep ice or snow buildup off the windshield. I'm concerned about comments on quitting for no reason and dead battery. I stored mine last winter and started it every couple of weeks with no problems. But didn't get it out until March. Mileage goes south when weather is cold. So I just drove my Pickup beginning in late Nov. until March. Also noted that tire wear is excessive. They must have used a cheap tire as OEM. Wouldn't buy another as insurance is high and needing a different vehicle for the seasons defeats economy of transportation. It's built well though.

Best Features

fuel economy

Worst Features

heater is poor
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