2005 Toyota Prius Review

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2005 Toyota Prius

2005 Toyota Prius

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For 2005 the Prius gas-electric hybrid mid-size sedan adds a rear intermittent wiper as standard equipment. Toyotareports that the demand for the car is such that it will increase worldwide production by 50 percent for 2005. To be sure, the Prius is the darling of the environmentally conscious Hollywood set, and sparks interest nearly everywhere it's driven. Toyota's "
Hybrid Synergy Drive
" system delivers exceptional fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. An onboard electric motor works separately or in tandem, as conditions warrant, with a 1.5-liter gas engine that comes with an electronic "drive by wire" throttle to maximize power while it minimizes fuel consumption. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard and is operated via a small joystick mounted on the dashboard. A large electronic display shows from which source or sources the vehicle is currently drawing power; while it's interesting, especially to novice passengers, it can get distracting to the driver. Anti-lock brakes, power windows, locks and mirrors, and an electrically operated air conditioning system come standard, with a keyless entry and startup feature among the Prius's optional features.

2004 Toyota Prius by John Pearley Huffman (8/25/2003)
As close as Toyota comes to making a Ferrari.

 

 

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November 29, 2015
2005 Toyota Prius 5-Door HB (SE)

Used Prius goes additional 100+K miles

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My Prius provides amazing mileage at high speeds and reliability summer & winter from a car that I bought at 103K miles. I've put an additional 133K miles on the car and only begun to have to replace parts... + More »
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October 12, 2015
For 2005 Toyota Prius

The best car I've ever owned

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The 2005 Prius has far exceeded my expectations. I have now traveled over 220K miles in this car and the battery is still going strong. I have not had much maintenance at all (just the usual breaks, tires... + More »
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June 29, 2015
For 2005 Toyota Prius

Not bad for 47mpg

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Bought my Car with 32k mi almost 3 Years ago. It's not the best looking on the road (it's gold colored) but it is very comfortable for up to 5 adults. When I'm along I put down my back seats an my road bike... + More »
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