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Used Toyota Prius Hatchback 2003 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

Toyota Prius Hatchback (03 - 09)
  • Toyota Prius Hatchback (03 - 09)
  • Toyota Prius Hatchback (03 - 09)
Used Toyota Prius Hatchback 2003 - 2009 review
Star rating

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Toyota Prius hatchback?

There are unlikely to be any problems with interior trim. Not only does this second-generation Prius feels as well screwed together as any Toyota, satisfaction surveys indicate that owners are happy with the build quality.

There have, however, been issues with engines, although this seems to have primarily affected models in the USA rather than the UK. The 1.5-litre petrol engine has been reported to stall and then refuse to start. Toyota traced this fault to unreliable engine software and recalled and rectified the problem cars.