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Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by efusco, Mar 6, 2007.

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  1. efusco

    efusco Troll Slayer Staff Member

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    Let's not clog this thread with too many "congratulations", but rather allow those folks who've hit 100k miles to post their stories.
    Please include purchase date, Model year, mileage of course, any problems you've had (I'm sure most of you've had to replace your traction battery :lol: :rolleyes: ), and just your general impressions, satisfaction level, etc. A link to a mileage record or your estimated lifetime MPG would be great too.
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  2. JSH

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(efusco @ Mar 6 2007, 08:48 AM) [snapback]400817[/snapback]</div>

    Why would we congratulate people who reach 100,000 miles? Shouldn't the congratulations go to those that drive the fewest miles? I guess I just don't see driving lots of miles to be a goal.
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  3. efusco

    efusco Troll Slayer Staff Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(jhinton @ Mar 6 2007, 07:53 AM) [snapback]400819[/snapback]</div>

    The point isn't to reward or congratulate for driving that many miles, but to have a log of those who've gone 100k miles in their prius more or less as a 'told you so' for those who are nay sayers about the reliability and durability of the Prius.
    Also, some people have to drive a lot due to their work, lifestyles, or whatever. Those people should be thanked and congratulated for choosing to drive those miles in a low emission, high fuel economy vehicle like the Prius rather than a GMC Yukon or something like that.
  4. john1701a

    john1701a Prius Guru

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    Collectively (started with a Classic, then upgraded to a HSD) my total is now at 131,000 miles... and all of them were done using low-sulfur E10. I definitely fall into the "satisfied customer" category, especially since my particular expectations were very high. But many of you already know that story.

    Jesse gets the ultimate acknowledgement for clean & efficient travel. His Classic Prius has already passed the 280,000 mile mark!
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    HTMLSpinnr Moderator Staff Member

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    I suppose with John's logic, combining my '02 classic and my '04, I've got approx. 125,000 or so miles between the two. I'll post again next year when I break 100k miles in my '04.
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    efusco Troll Slayer Staff Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(htmlspinnr @ Mar 6 2007, 09:21 AM) [snapback]400857[/snapback]</div>

    As you're alluding to, my intent was not to so much applaud the driver for driving 100k miles but rather to highlight the individual vehicles that've gone over 100k. In a year or two I'll probably add a 150k and maybe a 200k and eventually a 250k sticky, but there really aren't enough 2Gs in that range to justify it and we don't have very many 1G drivers that frequent PC. If anyone feels I should start a thread for the higher mileage cars please let me know. But since there isn't even one 100k mile Prius listed in the thread yet I think I'm ok to wait a bit.
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    In a matter of months, I will be there. I use my car for work travel.

    BTW, those of us in/soon to be in this group drive the 100,000 miles in some type of vehicle and I applaud your recognition of our doing this in the most fuel efficient/environmentally friendly manner that is realistically possible right now. Oh yea, I also like the potential to say, "so there" to those who doubted the versatility and longevity of the Prius. Annually, my Prius saves me about $1,800.00 in gas expense.
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    100000 miles. 12 volt battery is dead cause i left the interior light on in it about 4 times and drained the bettery 260.00 bucks. Needs new front wippers. hatch back shocks are going i use the hatch door about 6 times a day they cost 170.00 EACH The car has never been back to the dealer. I want to put 300000 miles on it i use mobil 1 syn oil hopefully that will help the only thing i ever did to it was changed the tires and oil its a 2005and its loaded with bluetooth nav homelink smart key and more so alot of things can break but so far so good
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    117564 miles mostly commuting between work and home.

    My only complaint are the weak tires, which I had to replace at around 40k, a set of two around 85k and just recently another set of 2 around 117500.

    I want to make it to the 3rd generation Prius release in 2008/9 :)
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    Another 2001 Prius. Didn't want to be the first to reply, with only 104 k miles. One rear wheel bearing assembly, an engine control module, and a steering rack, all under warranty. HV battery resealing and crankshaft position sensor, both under SSC. Otherwise, only lightweight maintenance. Prius' total ownership costs, cents per mile, is unusually low. Kinda fun to drive also.
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    2004 Silver BC purchased March 2004. Just passed 120k miles. Normal scheduled maintenance performed by a local dealer. MFD failed out of warranty, goodwilled by Toyota. Waterpump was found leaking and replaced at last maintenance. Replaced OEM tires with Michelin HydroEdges at about 50k miles, Michelins still going strong. I'm not tracking mileage, but the computer usually reads around 48mpg +/- at fillup time. No complaints other than too many miles on it already :)
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    My 04 Silver w package#9 just lost its MFD at 93K. When did Toyota replace yours, at what miles???
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Stilview @ Mar 11 2007, 03:23 PM) [snapback]403835[/snapback]</div>

  13. Frank Hudon

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    I guess I should contact the taxi company and find out just how many have 500,000+ km's on them I'd guess at least 15 of them now. Got a ride to that airport 2 weeks ago and the 2007 Prius had 38,000km's on it at that point. Got a ride home in a 2006 Prius cab and it had 97,000 km's on it. 100,000 miles doesn't really seem like a test to me.
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    790 days, average 126.59 miles per day!

    Every day gas gets more expensive I feel more like a genius!
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    Bought mine in April 2001 - 105,000 miles.

    I think I average about 40-43 mpg - all sorts of driving. Better mileage in the summer than the winter.

    Most fun is driving in Yoesmite and the Sierra Nevada - there are times when I can hit 70+ mpg for a day's worth of travel. And I love knowing that I'm not contributing to smog in the Valley.

    I have the HOV stickers so it's nice to shoot along the freeway in LA and SF watching all the other single drivers sit and cuss me for having the brains to buy one before they were cool. :D

    Tires have been an issue - first set lasted less than 12,000 but Toyota replaced them - NICE.
    Second set lasted about 25,000 - the present set will last much longer because they're a better tire (Goodyear) and I fill them with Nitrogen to keep them inflated properly.

    Had an accelerator control switch go out just on the other side of a warranty deadline - that cost me $525 for what looked like a little dimmer switch. - Bummer.

    All in All - I love the car. Glad I bought it and intend to drive it until it quits - which I think will be a long long time.

    Oh yeah - backed it into a tree in Yosemite a few years ago - has a cute little dent on the back right quarter panel - they say it's $1,500 to fix it - so I guess it'll just be dented. ;)
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    I'm shocked at how few people have reached 100k miles. $200 plus for a 12v battery seems a bit high to me. Are there any alternatives?
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(clintd555 @ Apr 6 2007, 06:14 PM) [snapback]419090[/snapback]</div>

    There aren't many Classic owners that participate here... or anywhere for that matter. After driving such an impressive technological achievement for so long, there isn't a whole lot to say online. It works.

    For HSD owners, that's quite a bit of driving. 100k is too soon still.
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    Purchased my 2004 on 3/5/2004.
    Just hit 100K this morning..

    No problems.. no complaints.. :D

    Have 62K on my hydroedges.. will probably get another 40K out of them.. great tires...

    Have all the MPG records written down.
    Have not put it into my spreadsheet.. since about 47K
    Anyone have some time on there hands.. to do some data entry.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Plan on keeping the car 'till 250K miles.. then we will see what the nex gen prius looks like...

    Thanks to everyone on this forum.. for there help over the last 3 years.. you guys.. (and girls!) are the best. :D :D :D

    I thought this topic was stickyed? Had trouble finding it.. ;)

    Enjoy...
  19. daniel

    daniel Cat Lovers Against the Bomb

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    I will never reach 100,000 miles in my Prius. After 3 1/4 years I'm about to hit 20K. And next month the Prius will become my gas-guzzler and be relegated to out-of-town and road trips as the Xebra SD becomes my daily driver.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(daniel @ Apr 23 2007, 07:53 AM) [snapback]428311[/snapback]</div>

    Ah. I guess that's the electric allande was telling me about. He said you had both ordered one. I'd think it would be perfect for normal driving within Spokane, or any city for that matter. Well, I've taken a fair number of road trips and have 46k miles on mine now. It's over 17 months old now.

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