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Prius life after 100000 mileage

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by asaini, Jul 10, 2005.

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  1. asaini

    asaini New Member

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    I am thinking of buying a Prius-2005 soon.I drive almost 25000 per year and in 4 years hoping to touch 100000 mileage.My concern is what problem prius drivers faced after car reached mileage beyond 100000.

    What is lifeof battery and other car components after 100000?
    For other non hybrid cars mostly Honda and Toyota,after spending few hundreds dollars it keep running for another 30-50K miles.Anyone using Prius with more then 100K mileage please respond back with your experiences?
  2. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    i dont think there is any regular drivers with that level of mileage but there is a taxi cab company owner who has had great success with Priuses over 200,000 miles without replacing any major components
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    efusco Troll Slayer Staff Member

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    100k and it shouldn't even be breathing hard. 200k is probably a bigger concern.
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    There is also a Taxi company in Victoria, British Columbia that use a number of Priuses (sp?). I saw them when I visited Canada just a few weeks ago. You might be able to talk to their mechanics. I always feel Canadian are farily friendly. :roll:
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    naterprius Senior Member

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    Miles Driven and Age both take their toll, having high mileage without age is likely a better scenario. I suspect 100,000 miles on a four year old Prius vs 100,000 miles on a 10 year old prius will be very different. Personally, I think the four year old Prius will fare quite well.

    Get back to us in four years and let us know for sure...

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    Try 332,000 miles.

    North America's first hybrid taxi was a 2001 Toyota Prius operated by Andrew Grant in Vancouver, British Columbia. Grant's 2001 Yellow Taxi Prius travelled over 332,000 km before it was replaced with a 2003 Prius. Grant now operates a 2004 Prius Taxi. View the 2001 and 2004 Yellow Taxi Prius’ detailed service and maintenance records.

    http://www.hybridexperience.ca/Toyota_Prius.htm
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(prius04\";p=\"106689)</div>

    According to the article, it's 366182 km, which equals to 227534.946 miles. Come on prius04, we are Prius owners, we have to be accurate :wink:
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    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    with "only" 227 thousand miles, i think the OP will get the picture nevertheless
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    Plus, the link I noted has info on the maintenance records of the Prius in question.

    For those that don't know, Toyota wanted this 2001 Prius back so they gave the guy a new one for exchange. Toyota wanted to take the 2001 apart to see how parts stood up.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ScottY\";p=\"106693)</div>



    According to the article, it's 366182 km, which equals to 227534.946 miles. Come on prius04, we are Prius owners, we have to be accurate :wink:
    [/b][/quote]

    Hehe, Scotty, I found a mistake in your correction as well. The prius driven by Andrew Grant did get 332,000 km...that was the one prius04 was referring to, I believe. This prius, according to the article was North America's first hybrid taxi.
    The mileage of 366,182 km, however, was for the prius driven by Jatinder Parhar, which is Canada's highest mileage prius. Splittin' hairs, I guess but couldn't resist. Either way, it's a helluva lot.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(prius04\";p=\"106730)</div>

    Thanks Prius04, great link, the video was great. Everytime you turn around, we hear more great things about these vehicles.
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    that video link was great, where can i get one of those hood shield thingies?
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(slortz\";p=\"106747)</div>

    Oh man, I wish I didn't start this being accurate thing. :oops: But I was close enough :D
    But you are right, having either 332,00km or 366,182km is "helluva lot". After reading this, I don't feel like getting the Extended Warranty anymore. But who knows what will happen.
  15. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North Staff Member

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    and note only that, that's from the last time the site was updated. He probably has more than that now.

    Also, feel free to fill in a Hybrid Experience Report. It's just a word doc with a bunch of questions. I filled it out a few days ago. The info is sent to the BC Climate Exchange.
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    tochatihu Senior Member

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    The service history for Andrew Grant's (first) famous taxi are posted somewhere on the internet. With luck, I could find them again. But I did note that he did have some non-warrantied (post-warranty) repairs.

    Those included an HV ECU, water pump, front axle bearing, MFD, heater contol motor, and (perhaps?) front drive axles. Also brakes (more than once), struts and shocks, as might be expected in taxi service.

    Overall, not a bad deal for so many km of service, as he said himself. I am hoping for 300k miles, and now approaching 78k miles with my 2001.
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    To get back to the question - if you can wait 2.5 more years, I can tell you. :) I'm at 31k+ right now, driving about 25k annually.

    -m.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(tochatihu\";p=\"106954)</div>

    The link at the top of this post has a link to that very same service history.

    And it is still there, I just checked. It's a PDF file.

    The site also has the service records for his 2004.

    Here it is again.
    http://www.hybridexperience.ca/Toyota_Prius.htm
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    My car now has 102,000 non-taxi miles on it.

    No problems except the recalls to reprogram the computer.

    The car still drives like it is brand new.

    Fingers crossed and foot on the 'gas' pedal.
  20. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North Staff Member

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    nice! Which year?
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