2007 Toyota Prius
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Great choice

by from Brookfield,WI on December 21, 2010

Purchased this vehicle because of the reliability history, gas mileage, and hatchback versatility. This vehicle has exceeded my expectations. I am hoping to see better MPG figures when the weather war...
Purchased this vehicle because of the reliability history, gas mileage, and hatchback versatility. This vehicle has exceeded my expectations. I am hoping to see better MPG figures when the weather warms up. The cold weather in Wisconsin takes a beating on MPG. I am averaging approximately 46 MPG. I do occassionaly use 'hypermiling' techniques. Dont get me wrong, 46 MPG is excellent. I get better MPG driving the Prius compared to my Harley Davidson Road King! I love the quality of the material on the seats. The rear seats fold down practically flat and provide a lot of space. I fit a 47" flat screen television in the box laying flat. with room to spare! The prius has more room then most small to medium sized gas guzzling SUV's. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking to save money on gas and maintenence costs.
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Follow-up from May 4 2010 post--94000 mile point

by from Reno NV on February 17, 2012

Prius was still dependable with another set of new tires installed around 92,000 miles (tread wear lasted about 42000 miles). Only other significant replacement was the HID headlamps (known issue with...
Prius was still dependable with another set of new tires installed around 92,000 miles (tread wear lasted about 42000 miles). Only other significant replacement was the HID headlamps (known issue with this model year), which began failing near the 70,000 mile point. Everything mentioned in my previous post still applies, still solid fuel mileage of low-mid 40s (better in summer) with frequent driving up and down hills. Roomy for passengers with great storage capacity. I was able to fit a 7 foot tall Christmas tree in the car and the hatch was still able to close (no other passengers were in the car)! Unfortunately, in late January this Prius suffered severe front end damage in a wreck at 20-25 mph speed and was declared a total loss. In the 29-month time span since purchase, I put 54,000 miles on the car and was pleased to have experienced so few problems. To replace this vehicle, I just bought a white 2008 Prius with all the features of the silver car, plus navigation maps as a nice bonus upgrade. After driving this car for a while I'll post a review on the 2008 Prius page.
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recent purchase - Jan 2007

by from burlington, vt on April 18, 2011

The '07 Prius Touring Edition recently purchased with 50k miles lives up to it's predicted value in performance, milage and reliability. I was curious to see how it would manage our Vermont winter and...
The '07 Prius Touring Edition recently purchased with 50k miles lives up to it's predicted value in performance, milage and reliability. I was curious to see how it would manage our Vermont winter and was pleasantly surprised with it's snow-handling ability. New studed snow tires helped for sure and limiting driving to low snow depths and less icy conditions no doubt helped too. The low horsepower shows on our steep hills as the car struggles for power on climbs. Visibily front and back is acceptable and the camera in back helps. MPG has been in the low 40's this winter using snow tires. It was in the low-mid 50's with summer tires. So far, pleased with purchased especially as gas is approaching $4.00.
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Great Car

by from Albuquerque, NM on April 26, 2009

I am the original owner. I have driven mt Prius a little over 20,000 miles. It has performed quite well for me. Brakes are excellent. Acceleration is as good as any 4 cylinder car I have driven ... n...
I am the original owner. I have driven mt Prius a little over 20,000 miles. It has performed quite well for me. Brakes are excellent. Acceleration is as good as any 4 cylinder car I have driven ... no it is not a high performance V6 or V8, if you want that level of get up and gas up, look else where. Get into hypermiling and watch the gas economy go up. Also, watch traffic push past you. Usually you catch up to them at the next red light ... hint there is much less waiting at red lights if you plan ahead a bit. The exterior/body styling is a bit quirky and announces it is a different car ... with a coefficient of drag of .26, it slips along nicely. The seating is reasonably comfy, not plush, but better than many. Driver leg room is adequate for me (5' 11") but I have to put the seat all the way back. Living at 5,800 feet above sea level, my gas mileage is not what it would be at sea level. Also, I am next to or in the mountains so I have more hill issues than many people. However, I do manage to get 48.3 mpg on a steady basis. I like the cruise control, back-up camera but not the back-up beeper. The ride is a bit hard as the tire pressure is higher than I was used to. That is part of the high mileage -- the higher tire pressure reduces the rolling resistance. I can accept the slightly harsher ride trade for better gas mileage. My friends with Toyota's factory navigation system say it leaves a great deal to be desired. They say it is hard to program and not as accurate as they want. I strongly suggest buying an after market GPS instead of the expensive factory one. The view through the rear view mirror is unique due to the hatch back design. Do check this if you shop for a Prius. I have no problem with it but other owners complain about the view out the back.
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Silver Prius has been like Gold so far!

by from Reno, NV on May 4, 2010

Purchased my silver Certified Used Prius with 40000 miles and have added over 16000 miles in just 8 months. Previous car was 10 yrs old with engine leaking and transmission failing so it was "luck of ...
Purchased my silver Certified Used Prius with 40000 miles and have added over 16000 miles in just 8 months. Previous car was 10 yrs old with engine leaking and transmission failing so it was "luck of the draw" to find this one on the lot. So far this car has been excellent in nearly all ways, runs like a champ, saves gas--we use this car for nearly all our driving needs and enjoyment! Car is "moderately loaded" with the hands free phone and bluetooth, JBL speakers and 6-cd changer, halogen headlights, remote entry, XM radio ready (not subscribed yet), but not leather seats or navigation package. A good mix of useful features for me, without a lot of things that I don't need. This car is fun to drive, comfy on long trips, lots of convenient controls on steering wheel, seat space is about as roomy inside as the 1999 Buick Regal that I replaced despite being a few feet shorter in overall length (fits better in garage!). Great storage with the hatchback and fold down rear seats--can fit two bicycles without a rack or removing wheels! Fuel mileage low 40s in winter, and between 45-48 mpg in summer with frequent driving up and down hills. Car came with basic economy tires already broken in, which were replaced after I put on 10000 miles during a harsh winter with snow/ice and lots of road sand. New deep tread all season tires may be reducing efficiency by 1-3 mpg but handles and grips better in snow. Other than the routine oil changes and one air filter replacement, the tires have been the only item replaced so far. Only minor issues besides the quick wearing tires--The rear view mirror rattles more than expected (although some of that may be due to rough roads). Also would have liked to see a lock on one glove box. An all wheel drive option would be nice for winter driving as well. Until someday I can get a plug-in or electric car, I really like this Prius!
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I believe in Toyota

by from Florida on October 4, 2008

In 1999, I bought the first car I ever bought, myself, a 1998 ex-lease car (previously owned). After much research I knew that Toyota Corolla met my financial adviser/daughter's mantra "A good, reliab...
In 1999, I bought the first car I ever bought, myself, a 1998 ex-lease car (previously owned). After much research I knew that Toyota Corolla met my financial adviser/daughter's mantra "A good, reliable used car." I LOVED MY COROLLA! It was ME! I had been used to riding high in a big Ford van (my husband and I had been RV'ers. He had passed away.) I didn't know if I would be happy driving, down on the road bed after the van but I had no problem. It was as if the Corolla had been designed with me in mind. I expected to drive that Corolla forever ---- then they came out with the Prius --- Hybrid. It wasn't until 2006 that the higher price of the Prius and my improved financial situation and the Prius body design was acceptable that a brand new (2007) Prius became possible. I bought the Prius in November of 2007, gave up my beloved Corolla and never looked back. I love the Prius. What's not to love about 50 mpg? And I love the idea of being more "green." I tend to resent the sales person who sold it to me. The sales person who sold me the Corolla spent the entire day with me and did not allow me out of the lot until he was sure I knew exactly how everything worked. The sales person (at the same dealership)who sold me the Prius, never bothered and I am still learning about vital aspects of the Prius, almost two years later! I had a theft alarm on the Corolla that "chirped" when locked, unlocked, or armed. The Prius only blinks and sounds a faint "ding." I miss the "chirp." The Corolla had automatic headlights, day time running lights and highway headlights at night that all came on automatically. I never had to touch the lights except if I needed the brights. The Prius headlights must be turned off even though they go off when the ignition goes off. Then they must be turned on again. The doors on the Corolla ALL locked automatically when the car was started. The Prius door locks do NOT. I am a woman alone and after 7 years of not having to think about locking doors, I have not been able to get into the habit of doing so even though my deceased husband would be upset to know that I drive around with doors vulnerable to invasion. I'm still thrilled to own the Prius and know that I made just the right move as it was only months after I made the purchase that gas prices when through the roof! And I still miss my beloved Corolla!
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Best Car I've Ever Had

by from Los Alamitos, CA on October 7, 2010

I knew this would be my next car when they first came out. I shopped around and got the best deal I could and have never regretted it. Both of my siblings followed suit, and my boyfriend too. You just...
I knew this would be my next car when they first came out. I shopped around and got the best deal I could and have never regretted it. Both of my siblings followed suit, and my boyfriend too. You just can't beat the mpg on a car that takes gas. It has enough room (barely) for the camping trips my family and I take. It's a pleasure to drive -- great handling, great pick-up. If you're not used to smallish cars, it will definitely take getting used to, but that was never a problem for me. It's great to save the gas!!!
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great reliability and roomy

by from Ventura, CA on February 13, 2011

Purchased this car 1 year ago and has been very reliable. I get around 48MPG on this vehicle using the A/C and heat occasionally. There is alot of interior room with the rear seats folded down. I was ...
Purchased this car 1 year ago and has been very reliable. I get around 48MPG on this vehicle using the A/C and heat occasionally. There is alot of interior room with the rear seats folded down. I was able to put a 50 gallon water heater in the back when I needed to replace ours at our home. I was sold....thought I was going to need a truck.
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2007 Toyota Prius

by from Darien, IL on April 19, 2010

This is a great car! My only complaint is lower gas mileage in winter and not completely stable in windy conditions. Otherwise, I love it. I am averaging 50 mpg in the warmer temps. No complaints such...
This is a great car! My only complaint is lower gas mileage in winter and not completely stable in windy conditions. Otherwise, I love it. I am averaging 50 mpg in the warmer temps. No complaints such as those on the 2010 models. Satisfied customer since 2007. My car has 45000 miles and I am still with original tires, breaks. I did have to replace one of the wheel bearings that cracked and once I did that my mileage improved.
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I love my Prius.

by from Carpinteria, CA on July 14, 2011

Gets wonderful mileage, easy to drive, lots of space inside. Looks cool. I wish I could crank up the heater on a cool morning. I wish there was a thermometer so I could see how hot the engine is when ...
Gets wonderful mileage, easy to drive, lots of space inside. Looks cool. I wish I could crank up the heater on a cool morning. I wish there was a thermometer so I could see how hot the engine is when climbing a hill on a hot day. It dents easily. I've put several dings in it.
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