2008 Toyota Prius
There are 32 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- Good gas milage, good power; overall good driving
- Poor initial pickup, no integrated IPOD support, no override on navigation and and squeaky front sea
Purchased As New
I paid more than I should have paid but the vehicle worth it. I bought it fully loaded, but it does not have the IPOD support. Aftermarket installation is rather expensive. I would like to be able to override the navigation system and the blue tooth because my shot-gun driver should be able to manage the system. Even with these unpleasantries, The ride is so quiet and smooth that it brings out all the little squeaky noises. Toyota was very quick and responsive in resolving the noise problem, but the rest ......read morehide
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- we are getting 47.4 mpg combined city/highway
- Haven't found one!!!
When we first got the car, we went on a 3800 mile trip from Reno to east of Dallas-we averaged about 75mile an hour and for the entire trip we got 50.2 miles per gallon of gas. The thing that we were most pleased with was the comfort of the ride, it rides like a much bigger car and handles the freeway speeds like a champ.
Mike and Sandy C....read morehide
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- gas mileage of course! I love the rear backup cheat andmy blue tooth as it is the law to no cell
- rear window takes time to get use to...everyone seems to be buying them the wait list is long
Well it looks like i don't like the car but really i love it. After wanting a Lexus 350 RX well i seattled for a Pruis. -hum step down eh?- but the leg room in the back is great to haul elder and handicapped around which is a plus. Even the front has nice leg space and i don't feel like i am riding the ground like my other car. Lets not talk about the funny steering wheel but yes you get use to it quickly. The head room is nice as i am long waisted. Love the rear viewer. the sound of the radio , blue tooth is wonderful as it is the law in our state if we drive and talk. From the first ride i did 49 miles to gallon and i do travel alot.
Remember i said i loved the Lexus? well i bet i can put the lexus side molding on to protect it from other cars rude careless door openers -the doors are long so lots of room of in and out with ease. Oh yes a Bra will be bought as the hood is at a angle i bet i will get rock flys from the street.
One does have to have a honest mechanic i suspect to not try and charge you for this and that i do believe. Our newspaper warned us . Other then that I see many goverment and city cars turning to them for thier work cars. This in itself must say something!
I got no discount as they are to popular and it was the full MSRP but i didn't have to pay state taxes as it is a GREEN car. Yippie! and with all the safety things it is cheaper in insurance.
I have researched and the only times i have heard of battery being replaced is when it has been in a acident. I asked my insurance and they said they had one that some idiot took up in the mountains and it rolled. -i am the one one whom called that client a idiot FYI-
I rank it just good in value as it is spendy and about ten more thousand more then a car without hybred but then i am a Lexus fan so i am willing to spend.
Well I bought the cloth seats and i can see later they will have to be covered as i have seen thicker cloth...hum there is the Lexus thing again...and the faux suede on the door sides i have seen in other cars wear.
One might buy a cargo supporter as well. I see a good thing in them.
Over all i love the car and I don't care if i look like the rest.
The sound or lack of it is calming...the drive is great...the push on the button to turn the car on is odd but fun and i feel like i am in a space age car, Watch out world hear i come!
Honest i never thought i would settle for anything less then my beloved Lexus!...read morehide
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- ride,relability,fuel economy
- steering feel
I cannot belive this, 44 MPG!Perfect car for everyone, even teens!LOVE IT!UNBELEVABLE!PERFECT!
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- EXCELLENT fuel economy (avg 51.7 MPG), lots of room, LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
- Does not hold up well when one hits a deer and navigation isn't exactly up to date.
I've had my Prius for almost a year and have put 31,500 miles on it so far. I commute 62.4 miles (one way!) to work in Washington, DC, everyday and usually hit rush hour traffic on I-66. 'Yes' the car is slow to gain speed, but I've had no problems merging into fast-paced traffic. Buying this car is one of the best decisions that I've ever made!...read morehide
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- Good pick-up for engine size; runs on electric at stoplights
- Breaks are not as stable as expected. XM Raido was a separate installation
Great Toyota quality in every aspect of the car. Style, trim, efficiency, all great. Body is solid, and the trim is exceptional.
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- Great fuel economy, roomy, handles nice, quite, good sound system, fun to drive
- It would be better if it didn't use any gas at all.
This is the best little (yet roomy) car I've ever driven. I don't know who tested the Prius for millage but, this car of mine gets much higher millage than the updated mpg. I've had my 07 for 16 months now and, I'm getting a combined highway, city, 55 mpg. With warm weather and careful driving I get 60 to 61 mpg. With cold weather and a heavy foot, I get 51 to 53 combined highway and city. I routinely go 500 to 550 miles between refueling. My only complaint is that my friends always want take my car when ever we go some place....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, GPS, Bluetooth device, keyless entry, backup camera, quietness, smooth ride
- The bar across the back window is in the way.
Love driving the car, I recommend getting one to everyone. I took my grandparents for a ride in it and they went and bought one the next week without even driving it.
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- Fuel economy, interior room, features, uniqueness
- Under powered for mountain driving, price, no height adjustment on driver's seat, uniqueness
What an excellent car, I am loving every minute of driving the Prius. We drove our 2008 Prius Touring from California to Virginia and back, and the car was very comfortable the whole way. The tighter suspension of the Touring model is worth it, as it floats a lot less at higher speeds and is more stable under side winds. Fuel economy coast to coast was 45 mpg, and that's including going over the Rocky mountains twice, once under headwinds. The interior room is enormous, and folding the rear seats flat allows you to carry as much as a small pick up truck. The car has loads of storage space inside, which my wife loved. The Navigation system is stupendous, took us coast to coast without a quirk. The premium JBL stereo is awesome but could be improved with better tweeters. The engine might be a small 1.5 but the electrical motor provides plenty of torque for highway merging, provided your batteries are charged, but the car charges them automatically, no plugging in. The main complaint I (and many other Prius owners) have is the lack of height adjustment on the driver's seat. Cheaper Corollas, Camrys and Scions get it, so why not the Prius? In Japan, Europe and Australia you can have height adjustable seats, so why not in the US? Come on, Toyota!! At $25,000 plus no seat height adjustment is a big flaw on the excellent Prius. The car is unique, and that is not for everybody. I bought the car mostly for all the cutting edge technology and the excellent features at this price, the frugal fuel efficient hybrid drive system is one of them, and with current rising fuel prices I believe it's the best mid size vehicle right now....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, NAV system, Bluetooth, interior capacity
- Road noise, poor cross wind handling, dated interactive voice recognition; no real time traffic info
Getting about 44 mpg; the GPS is accurate and works even through tunnels; the Bluetooth hands free works well for incoming calls, but it would be useful if more than one mobile phone could be logically linked concurrently. The Prius is a real work horse in that it has more storage space inside than one would expect from a small car.
Road noise is really quite bad; we continually need to readjust the audio volume depending on the road noise. The Prius is really rough to handle when there are cross winds. It's clear why...the height to width ratio is quite high; so the car has a lot of sail area and only a marginal base.
The IVR is quite dated and lacks many features now found on other car IVR's. For example, "Call Home" or similar cannot be done; so calling home has to be done through One Button pushing, which is not hands free for outgoing calls....read morehide
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