2006 Toyota Prius Review

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July 22, 2007

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Toyota's futuristic-looking gas/electric hybrid-powered sedan continues with only incremental alterations for 2006, and remains in demand among both environmentally conscious buyers and those who simply want to save money at the fuel pump. The automaker's Hybrid Synergy Drive system uses an onboard electric motor/generator that works separately or in tandem, as conditions warrant, with a 1.5-liter gas engine to deliver good power with exceptional fuel economy - as high as 60 mpg - and ultra-low emissions. A continuously variable automatic transmission is standard and is operated via a small joystick mounted on the dashboard. Its roomy interior is highlighted by a large electronic display that shows from which source or sources the vehicle is currently drawing power. 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' optional features.

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July 16, 2015
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Prius, 05,06,11. Overall most economical, reliable cars I've owned in 40 years

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We were driving Maxima's since 1985, buying new ones every 3 years or so, in 2005 I had been reading about the Prius and was intrigued with the Hybrid concept. At the 2005 Houston AutoShow we looked at the... + More »
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July 4, 2015
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excellent car

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very dependable and easy to drive. tight turning radius.
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April 21, 2015
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great reliable car,still a joy to drive with 200k,the versatility of the interior is first rate

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The perfect car for an artist/musician/piano tuner.I will not buy any thing else because of its mix of performance,versatility, practicality,reliability and value.
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April 20, 2015
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Over 130,000 miles with nothing but oil changes and headlight bulbs.

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Going strong, still dependable, 3rd set of tires ( I drive aggressively). Love all the technology and the great mileage. Looking forward to the 2016 Prius Wagon with 4 wheel drive.
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April 20, 2015
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8 years of trouble-free driving with excellent mileage and utility.

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Bought the car new and drove it for 8 years/90K. The car did not need a single repair. The hatch design is very practical. It's not a powerful car but it is powerful enough. Back seat passengers would remark... + More »
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April 20, 2015
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A solid, dependable and comfortable car that's also good for the environment.

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I bought it new almost nine years ago and have had zero problems in over 130,000 miles. Other than gas mileage it's not outstanding in any category - its ride is comfortable but not like a Lexus, accelerates... + More »
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