The time has come to go prius shopping!! :rockon: This will be my first prius. Although the Gen 3 look totally sweet! I do not want a car payment and my budget is currently $8500. My beloved 95 Grand Prix GTP has got to go to the bone yard. She has given me 179,000miles of pure pleasure but all things must come to an end.. Now, back to business. I have been researching on here, and have found after about 8-10yrs your HV battery is pretty much on borrowed time. I rather have a Gen 2, due to the body style. but I am looking at it from an economical stand point. I have found a couple Gen 1 with nice looking car faxes in the $5500-6500 price range with under 85k miles. Yet, I have found 04 and 05 prius models with 112k-160k miles and priced $6500-8,000 price range. Which do I get? Do I get the 02 that has 81k miles on it and a long car fax of oil changes, tires etc for $5500? Or do I go for a 05 with limited car fax info 140k miles for $7700? Not familiar with packages etc. Anything will be techy for me considering I am getting out of a 17yr old car and am tired of my wife rubbing my nose into her 08 Camry. (hence, don't want a car payment) Any and all suggestions and criticism will be appreciated.