2005 Toyota Prius Reviews

cherieb

Love my Prius!

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Pros: style, great mileage, roomy, low maintenance

I love this car! I commute 130 miles round-trip to work 5 days a week. In 2 1/2 years I've put about 92k miles on it, and it continues to run great. This car has changed the way I drive (in a good way!). I average about 50 miles per gallon. It's stylish, it has zip when I need it, it's roomy and overall is the best vehicle I've ever owned. I recommend it to anyone that asks! When it comes time to replace it, you can bet I'll buy another Prius.
MagdalenaC

Terrific vehicle

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Pros: fuel efficient, quiet, zippy, easy to handle, low emmissions

Cons: upholstery gets dirty easily

I have owned my Prius for almost 3 years now. It has been the best car I have ever owned. Although the mileage is not quite as good as the sticker promised, its performance has been excellent. I am pleased that it is a low -emissions vehicle. It seats five comfortably and it has tons of leg room in the back seat for long-legged passengers. The hatch-back allows for lots of cargo hauling. I love how quiet it is especially while waiting at a red light. I would love to buy one each for my kids if I had the funds!
fishingpaul

More brown than green (hi Ted & Dan!)

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Pros: good giddyup, good space utilization

Cons: poor A-pillar location, disconnected steering feel

Well, to be honest....I didn't have it, but I drove it with the comments noted above. I applaud Toyota's pioneering effort....it has started a movement in the right direction. Now let's be realistic. Think about these questions: How many miles will you need to drive to match the incremental cost compared to a similar conventional gasoline powered car? Where does Toyotal get the raw materials for the batteries, what isw the environmental cost of transporting, manufacturing...and eventually disposing of (or recycling) these materials? To what extent are net toxic emissions reduced (ie, ALL emissions, including those generated by the manufacturing process)? Does one purchase a...
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SoCalSolar

Love my Prius... lots!

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Pros: Too many to list right here! :)

Cons: low torc

I will be to the point. I have owned it nearly 3 years. It has more than 62,000 miles on it already - never broken down. Have not yet had to put brake pads on it (due to regenerative braking technology). Gas mileage by tank average ranges from 43 to 46 mpg - which is what I expected from the research I did prior to buying the car. Bought the lvl 3 package which was the highest for that year... has built in GPS, Bluetooth, etc. Simply love it! Saves me nearly $200 per month in gas vs my previous car (Jeep Cherokee). The only con I have - and it is a common issue with hybrids - is going up steep grades the low torc the system uses can have some trouble keeping up highway speed. Now...
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saintjerome

2005 Toyota Prius

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Pros: This is a great mph and green car!

Cons: None!

I have had a 2005 for 3 years!  A great ride!  Very little maintenance and great dependablity. 
McWheels

Toyota Prius

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Pros: Excellent fuel economy, features, nice ride

Cons: Expensive headlight repair

I purchased a 2005 Toyota Prius on eBay with a salvage title. It had 9,500 miles and had been nicely repaired. I flew to Houston, TX, met the seller and test drove the car. It was great with high end keyless start, bluetooth for cell phone, etc. I paid the seller and drove the Prius home 1100 miles averaging 52 MPG at 70 MPH. Sweet getting 400 miles out of that little 10 gal. or so fuel tank. My wife loves the car and so do the kids who are all over 21 years old now. The chose the Prius to take on a road trip to Toronto this summer with friends from Germany. There were 5 adults with luggage in the Prius.   Problems have been few but recently I have noticed the right high beam headlight is...
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anasazi

I love this car!

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Pros: Quiet, smooth ride, dependable, low emissions, gas sipper!, cheap to drive!

Cons: Wish the mileage was as good on hills

I'd been looking for the right hybrid for the right price for well over a year. When I finally started seriously looking for a new car, I couldn't find the right one. Then, when I stopped looking, I found her! My Prius is my dream car. It's high-tech, easy to drive, gets great gas mileage (mine averages about 48 mpg), and is trouble-free. After sinking several thousand dollars into my old Jeep Cherokee (also a great vehicle, but it was ancient!), it's nice to know that my Prius is dependable. The regular battery did die after I'd had the car for 5 weeks (bad cell) , and it was difficult to find a replacement - I was in a loaner from the dealer for nearly 3...
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