2006 Toyota Prius Review

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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.

 

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

 

 

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July 16, 2015
For 2006 Toyota Prius

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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