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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April 28, 2015
2005 Toyota Prius 5-Door HB (Natl)

Flat-out the most economical and reliable car you can own & operate for under $10k.

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Although the newer, more fuel-efficient and capable Gen 3 Prius is available and heavily-incentivized, the older 2nd Gen model (2004 - 2009) is just as reliable and costs roughly half the price. Since the... + More »
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April 21, 2015
2005 Toyota Prius 5-Door HB (Natl)

Best commuter vehicle I've had and I put on 20,000+ miles a year before I retired.

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1) No major repairs to vehicle other than LOF; 3 sets of tires; light bulbs all around the exterior at least twice, with Headlights 4 times; at 151,275 I finally had the spark plugs replaced and at156,000 i... + More »
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April 21, 2015
For 2005 Toyota Prius

We Searched Long and Hard for just the right Prius - and then, this happened.

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We're very fastidious folks, and because Daughter #1 has done so well with the 'Classic' first-generation Prius we found for her, we thought we'd do even better with the next-generation Prius for Daughter #2... + More »
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April 20, 2015
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I would buy this car again

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For 10 years I have driven this car daily, across the country, to Upstate New York twice a year, and never had a problem. I have replaced the hybrid battery pack, as well as the starter battery, neither of... + More »
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April 20, 2015
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Reliable, comfortable, all around car with great MPG

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Bought it 6 years old in 2011. Initially got 60 - 65 MPG on longer distances. Now, as it is more than 10 years old, and has 180+ K miles on it (with same battery!) I still get around 48-53 MPG. Drove it from... + More »
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April 20, 2015
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Life with a Prius

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Life With a Prius – 75,000 mile report I bought our Prius new for my wife in June 2005. I am glad to report that she is still as happy today as she was then with her new car. The vehicle has performed... + More »
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April 20, 2015
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Good car but doesn't like the cold.

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Only had my 2005 Prius for a few months. I've found that the gas mileage averages 40-50 throughout the year. I'm perfectly happy with that. The more I use heat or A/C the less I get which is understandable... + More »
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