2007 Toyota Prius Reviews

2007 Toyota Prius T3 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carVolvo 340

Summary:

Totally reliable, economical, fast and comfortable

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

At 30000 miles, the brakes were serviced with new discs.

General Comments:

Not the armchair comfort of the Volvos, but very good.

I am 77 years of age, and have owned many cars, starting with an Austin 7 Swallow 1930 vintage. The Prius is my only one bought brand new.

Touring Europe, I can drive 300 miles per day without any discomfort.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2011

2007 Toyota Prius Executive 1.5 hybrid from Norway

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 hybrid Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired33800 kilometres
Most recent distance66200 kilometres
Previous carSeat Cordoba

Summary:

The easiest drive available

Faults:

One of the tail lights is not sure if it's gonna work or not.

Some problems with central door locking in cold weather; fixes itself above zero.

A creaky sound at the brakes just before stopping.

Some interior creaks.

Parking sensors in front beeping all the time (when turned on).

I'm having heavy arguments with the voice controlled GPS. Especially when debating what temperature we're going to have in the car.

General Comments:

Despite some minor irritations this is overall a very nice, if a little dull car to drive. Very well equipped.

Silent running, but at high revs it sounds like a dustbuster, with a hint of sewing machine and a electric shaver. Weird exterior, but you get use to the "pregnant Celica" look.

Spacious inside for 5 adults. Because of the sloping rear, luggage space is limited. Seats are nice, but could have been better on long trips.

Interior is otherwise practical and functional in its futuristic ways. Some plastic feels a bit "CD cover" like.

Cheap to drive, but not cheaper than a diesel. Uses 10-15% more per mile than written on the paper, and up to 20% more in the winter.

Traction control useless up icy hills. You just stand there and nothing happens, and you can't turn it off.

Very light steering, but not very accurate. Feels like you're driving in pudding on twisty roads. Strong brakes, but there are cars with better road holding.

Lots of airbags is a plus. You're gonna need it when a cowboy with a Suburban runs over you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2011

2007 Toyota Prius T3 1.5 Hybrid from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Hybrid Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired53000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carOpel Corsa

Summary:

Very very good

Faults:

None.

General Comments:

After much debate between this and a small diesel for my commute to work, and after a test drive, I plumped for the Prius.

Having driven for a short while I am glad I went for this.

The car is excellent, spacious, so if I do have to drop the kids off there is plenty of room.

The foot parking brake took some getting used to, just different to what I was used to.

The economy is superb, currently @ 58 mpg, I think because I am being ultra conscious on the driving style!

Driving in traffic is a dream, as it has plenty of power to keep up, and it cruises happily at the Motorway limits.

Overall very impressed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2010

2007 Toyota Prius from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75 miles
Most recent distance5100 miles
Previous carChevrolet Prizm

Summary:

Inaccurate fuel gauge makes driving a challenge

Faults:

The fuel gauge is extremely inaccurate.

It won't budge off of full until you've driven at least 150 miles, and when it gets down near the end, you can never tell how much fuel or range you have left. It is very easy to run out of gas in this car.

I would not recommend this car to anyone because of this problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2007

26th Sep 2007, 21:37

Maybe you should have that checked out. A faulty fuel indicator can be fixed.

26th Oct 2007, 18:17

It's been my experience that many cars have this issue to some degree as a result of irregularly shaped gas tanks or the length of the filler tube. Many people will top the tank to the rim keeping the sensing unit floating at the upper limit of it's range.

Most mechanics will recommend you never let a fuel injected vehicle go below 1/4 tank. The fuel sending unit in the tank uses the gasoline to keep coll and prevent wear and burnout.

Thanks for the tip, I will keep in mind if when I buy one.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews