2008 Toyota Prius Consumer Review: No charge for rattle

2008 Toyota Prius - Consumer Review

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

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No charge for rattle
By Rob on


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


Generally like most aspects of car. Handles like a go-cart with quick steering and low to the ground. Mileage is great - this is why we bought it instead of our dream Avalon. Have a ghost rattle from dash near LCD monitor/CD player area that appears and disappears with no apparent cause. Very annoying considering Toyota's reputation for quality body work and the price paid for the car. Otherwise it is fun to drive and well detailed. Still have to get familiar with many features in the manual that we are still experimenting with. Looking forward to winter driving in Wisconsin - will extra battery weight provide better traction in snow or more prone to sideways sliding on icy roads?

Best Features

Mileage, fit and finish (except rattle), anticipated Toyota reliability, cruise that can be set as low as 25 mph - great for city speed traps.

Worst Features

Eliminate rear window bar; back-up alarm inside of vehicle?; reset cruise when speed goes below 25 mph at every stop or turn; brighter lites for interior control buttons on dash, doors, and steering wheel; six way power seat for driver at least; more adjustment on steering column
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