100,000 Mile Club

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by efusco, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. longbow

    longbow Recovering SUV Owner

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    Well, I joined the 100,000 mile club last Thursday. The 2008 Prius with pkg #6 was purchased on 2/14/2008. I have averaged about 1000 miles per week covering all of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for work. Avg about 48-50 in above 50 degree weather and about 42 in colder (read -40 farenheit in Jan and Feb!)

    Regular maintenance and Mobil one oil changes every 5000 miles. 3rd set of Goodyear Triple Treds set at 42 front and 40 rear with Nitrogen.

    I use the cruise control extensively and rarely use the brakes on the highway. They are at 90% still according to the tech at the 100,000 checkup.

    I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Awesome car. I have only lost 2 days o weather. 12 inches of deep wet snow is no day to go anywhere...;)
     
  2. Boneus

    Boneus New Member

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    2005 Prius has reached 100,917 miles. I love this thing, over a 100,000 miles and the brake pads still don't need to be replaced!
     
  3. Mauibound

    Mauibound New Member

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    Just passed the 100,000 mile mark on our 2006 Prius. Did my own Mobil 1 oil changes every 5,000 miles (with my trusty hand-pump oil extractor), occasional air filter (cabin and engine) changes myself. Replaced the tires with upgraded GoodYears at around 60,000 miles, and that was it until 99,000ish miles when the 12v battery died on us. (The AAA claimed he jumped Prius batteries all the time as he was searching around in the trunk for where to jump it...despite me telling him that you jump it under the hood. Eventually he gave in and did it the right way.)

    As long as it was in the shop for the battery, had it checked out. Like someone else, the water pump was leaking so we had that done, and as recommended here, we changed the CVT fluid and had a few other precautionary things done which did end up costing $1,600 total.

    It's been great so far. Here's to posting in the 200,000 mile thread in a few years!
     
  4. ctasc

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    2004 Prius, option 1
    113K miles, averaged 45 MPG
    Replaced tires once.
    Routine maintenance every 5k.
    Touch display screen not working.

    Replaced Shifter Assembly (Toyota Parts #: 33560-47022) parts: $420.19 labor: $198.00 and battery (Toyota Parts#: 28800-21180) parts: $179.62 labor: $99.00 on Feb 25, 2010 at Toyota dealer.

    Replaced Pump Assy. Water W/M (Toyota Parts#G9020-47031) parts: $129.11, and Antifreeze Gallow W (Toyota Parts# 00272-1LLAC-01) parts: $31.64, total labor cost: $365.00 on Sep 02, 2010 at Toyota dealer.
     
  5. chauly

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    2004 Prius Option 9
    158,000, averaging around 48 mpg
    Third set of tires (Michelins past two)
    Mobil 1, every 10K
    Deer strike
    (1) front wheel bearing
    Original brake pads
    Pretty good in this winter's snow...:D
    Suddenly accelerates when I step on the accelerator
    Stops quickly when I step on the brakes
    "I've suffered with the braking defect for almost all of the 158,000 miles, and I am just plain tired of it. I want a firmware upgrade! (new car:rolleyes:)"
     
  6. whywhatever4

    whywhatever4 Junior Member

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    2005 Prius
    194,000 Miles
    Averaging (summer 48-50 mpg) (Winter 42 mpg)
    Upstate NY weather
    Oil Change every 5k
    Tires (2nd set of summer/ 1st set of winter)
    Replaced breaks at 153,000
    Water Pump at 170,000
    Headlights around 150,000 (one went then a month later the other one died)
    Rear springs (170,000)

    I would purchase another Prius in a heartbeat! I love my Prius!
     
  7. That_Prius_Car

    That_Prius_Car Austin Kinser

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    Hit 140,000 in the Gen 1.
    Wish me luck!
    (original battery pack)
     
  8. NorthStar

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    I had 104,000 in my 2004. It was hit in a Menard's parking lot and totaled.
    Will replace with a 2010.
    I changed the tires once just after 40,000, used Mobil One oil
    The screen fritzed out but I used PriusChat advice and repaired it myself - a micro soldering job.
    The 12 volt battery was on its last leg. It would often take two tries to start up lately but never more than that.
    Occasionally, but not often, the car would beep at me when I opened the door, but there were no lights left on that I could tell.
    The driver's seat belt had retraction issues
    AM reception was poorer the higher up the "dial" - made it impossible to listen to my beloved MN Twins.
    It would make a random odd snapping sound once in a while - never did figure that one out. It sounded like it came from the vicinity of the rear passenger side door.
    I had to replace headlights and taillights once each.
    Never did any other scheduled maintenance - no brake jobs, nothing. I don't recommend that but still - it ran great!
    Even with those minor issues I loved this car. I hope I'll say the same for the 2010.
     
  9. Kaos1

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    111,000 miles to date! First thing to need repair was today, the right HID went out.

    Oh, at 100,000 miles, lifetime average, 55.0mpg. Live long Prius.
     
  10. Patrick Wong

    Patrick Wong DIY Enthusiast

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    It's my turn now, as the 2004 hit 100K miles on Friday morning.

    Has anyone else noticed that, in the odometer, the leading 1 is brighter than the following five digits?

    Besides following the maintenance schedule and having the intermediate steering shaft and engine/hybrid vehicle ECU reprogramming SSC's performed, the following maintenance and repairs have been done:

    Warranty Issues

    - MFD replaced at 18K miles

    - Had driveability issues at 77K miles - lack of power, car took a very long time to accelerate. Engine and hybrid vehicle ECUs reprogrammed (yet again) which solved the problem. Perhaps the firmware somehow got corrupted?

    Maintenance and Repair Issues (I did the following work)

    - Replaced shift lever assembly which was sticking in the D position

    - Replaced rear shocks 2x; front struts once

    - Replaced serpentine drive belt, PCV valve, radiator cap

    - Replaced inverter coolant pump and 12V battery prior to their failure, as preventive measures

    - Replaced iridium spark plugs

    - Bought four sets of tires. Two sets were replaced before they were worn out. In one case the front right tire hit road debris and suffered immediate deflation due to sidewall damage. In the other case tires were out of round and caused a very unenjoyable ride. In both cases I received partial credit on a new set of tires.

    - Replaced transaxle oil at 30K mile intervals

    - Replaced wiper blade refills every couple of years

    - Replaced engine and cabin air filters at 15K mile intervals while living in south Orange County, California. Air seems to be cleaner in southern Arizona, probably can observe 30K mile change intervals now.

    Other

    - Car was in two no-fault accidents and repaired.

    - Had clicking noise in the front axle. Convinced myself that a wheel hub was bad; could not find a rock in the brake caliper. Bought replacement parts, planned to work on front brakes at same time. After the parts arrived the sound went away. Also measured brake rotor and pad thickness, all good - so I've got a new front wheel hub and brake pads/front rotors sitting in my parts inventory...

    We've enjoyed owning the 2004, mpg is currently ~50, all is good.
     

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  11. Wheelin1

    Wheelin1 Junior Member

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    Got my 04 10/23/03 It has been a great car, 12v battery replaced last year, oil and air filters, wiper blades, trans fluid at 50,000, brakes still good, I will be changing the antifreeze out. Thanks for the Utube video of the antifreeze job and thanks Toyota. Thanks to Danny and Priuschat. My 06 has 65000 on it and is also a great car. My kids are going to drive soon so we will be considering a new car next year, hoping for the prius minivan. It has been such a pleasure to have cars that just run with little input. 100,000 this week!!!!!
     
  12. jbecker

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    I am a newbe here in PriusChat. Own '04, pkg 9 with 133,000 miles. Major Issues: aux battery replaced @ 132,000; Minor Issues: never liked HVAC controls, fit and finish of arm rest cover, "fog" lamps worthless with HID lamps, noisy at highway speeds. Would I buy a new one? Yes.

    Concerned about longevity from this point. The old questions ... How long will traction battery last? How expensive are brake jobs? Now wife's car, keep or dump delema? Your input is welcome.
     
  13. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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  14. bruceha_2000

    bruceha_2000 Senior Member

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    - Replacing the 12V is considered a 'major' problem?? Keep the car, you'll have a hard time finding anything that will go 133K miles and only need a 12V replacement!
    - Brake job no different than any other car. Check the pads, you might not even be close depending on how much the car was driven in stop and go city vs interstate.
     
  15. usbseawolf2000

    usbseawolf2000 HSD PhD

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    These are my front driver side pads at 123,000 miles.

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  16. bruceha_2000

    bruceha_2000 Senior Member

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    Forgot to post when I got to 100K (2/13/2010) :eek: Now at 102K+
    Bought new end of Sept 2004
    Compared to prior car's MPG ('95 Odyssey)
    Gallons saved: 2971
    $ saved: $7,500
    Lifetime MPG @ 100K miles: 49.92


    Repairs/replacements:
    1. Oil and filter - every 5K until 60K, now every 10K - Mobil 1 since the first change. Oil analysis says still plenty of life left at 10K.
    2. Cabin and engine air filters as needed (you can gently wash the cabin filter, save $20 every time)
    3. 12V battery (replaced with yellowtop 2.5 years ago)
    4. HID bulbs (Ebay, not the $300+ Toyotas)
    5. Left front bearing - gawd awful noise when they start to go!
    6. Water pump, was starting to leak - found when replacing the coolant and inverter coolant and trans fluid at 96K (convenient time)
    7. Front brakes, rotors and left caliper at 94K. Cost: $0 - the IDIOT at the auto service center (presumably a decent place) didn't put the inside anti-squeal shim nor the pad back in when he replaced the bearing! So, to be 'nice', even though there was no noticeable marking on the disc (I'm very light on the brakes), they replaced the listed parts. Probably so I wouldn't bad mouth them too much :) The front brakes had about 60% pad left at the time.
    8. 96K - Fixed the HID level sensor (on the rear axle) - found instructions here. 2 springs totally corroded, one looked new! I'm amazed it didn't pop the warning light many tens of thousands of miles earlier. - Cost $0. Seems there was a sealing problem on the -04's and 05's even though the o-ring looked just fine to me. They have redone the part since.
    9. Replaced the 'dogleg' on the HID sensor with one sent by kenmce from a broken unit. The rubber boot on one of the ball joints had a tear and the ball joint was just about welded. Cost: (*) Some chocolate and $20 he didn't ask for. He paid to ship it to me and would have been fine with getting nothing back! What a nice PriusChat guy.
    * This is the biggest rip-off I've ever seen. Toyota doesn't sell the 'dogleg' as a separate item even though it is held on by only 2 nuts. Instead, they require you to pay $390 (about $100 less from some online places) for the unit which includes the upper bracket, the potentiometer, the lever on the potentiometer and the dogleg (which should cost MAYBE $20 or $30) that connects the lever to the bracket on the rear axle (which they sell for < $20).
     
  17. cthindi

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    Completed 100,000 Mi yesterday.

    Only routine maint so far. Now due for coolant (Engine and Inverter) and spark plug change.

    I notice that first digit (1) is brighter on odometer. I guess must be a common experience. I did not know that led's fade so much.
     
  18. Sarge

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    My 2006 Seaside Pearl Canadian Package C (loaded) joined the 160K KM club on April 15, 2010. She was a demo card purchased from Don Valley North Toyota in Markham (near Toronto), Ontario on April 28, 2006.

    I have averaged a hair over 5.0L/100km (47MPG) since I have owned the car. (Haven't updated my GreenHybrid profile in ages). Being in Canada, there is a pretty dramatic difference between summer (~4.5L/100km) and winter (~5.7L/100km) mileages...

    Maintenance has been very good, still on the original brake pads & rotors.


    A few non-standard repairs (all mileages in KM);
    • Left Driveshaft seal replaced under warranty at 34K
    • Repainted left rear driver side door to repair serious door ding at 89K on some guy's insurance (he didn't want to pay out of pocket(?)) when I caught him damaging my car red-handed
    • Replaced cracked rear sway bar replaced at 129K on "warranty". Here is a thread I started on the topic. Since I reported the 'noise' several times long before my basic warranty expired - but the dealer (Don Valley North) was never able to pinpoint it. When I later reported it to another dealer (Meadowvale Toyota, in Mississauga) and explained to them how to reproduce it (including showing them a video I created using a lever to actuate the suspension), the tech spotted the crack on the sway bar. Toyota corporate wouldn't cover it since it was off warranty, but the original dealer offered to cover the part cost ($200) as a goodwill gesture, and I had it installed by the second dealer (a new dealership a lot closer to home), and I only had to pay a single hour of labour. Seemed reasonable to me.
    • Both fog light lenses cracked during the winter of 2008/2009. Though half of the left lens is missing and the bulb is fully exposed, both bulbs still work (!). Have not yet replaced the lamps, but will find some on eBay (~$50 each) and do it myself, probably once one of them burns out, which is inevitable. No way I am paying the dealer $500+ (LOL!) to do that.
    I have updated my Nav DVD three times (5.1 -> 6.1 -> 7.1 -> 9.1, all from eBay), and installed a home-grown EV switch courtesy of Dr. Fusco's instructions in July 2009.

    I run Michelin X-Ice tires in the winter, and I just installed some Michelin Primacy tires to replace the stock Integrities this morning!

    Overall, I have been very satisfied with the car, as I drive quite a bit for work, facing North America's heaviest traffic in Toronto and often find myself in slow moving highway traffic, which is where the Prius shines most.

    Despite a few non-standard repairs above, I am very satisfied with my ownership experience.

    Happy Driving!
     
  19. kd5yig

    kd5yig New Member

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    Well, I joined the club a few weeks ago. Now at 103k miles in my 07 bought in January 07.

    Maintenance on my part has pretty much been oil changes. It has been rear ended once. Dead stop on freeway due to traffic, the mercedes behind me stopped. The ford behind them never even saw traffic in front of them was stopped, so nailed the mercedes at 60 mph. Mercedes hit me, only caused about $2k worth of damage. Then a guy rolled back into me and caused about $1,200 worth of damage, worst thing in that was a cracked fog light.

    Really happy with the decision to buy still. I have a 90 mile round trip commute, and according to my math, I've averaged about 49 mpg through the years.
     
  20. Kablooie

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    I'm about at 100400 now.

    Been rear ended twice and ran over a curb that smashed the compressor creating a rather expensive repair. Lots of little dings and things but still runs like new.

    I got the car in April 2004 because I had new job with an hour drive each way and wanted good gas mileage. The job lasted only about a year but in a couple of weeks I may start a new job in the same location again with the same two hours in the car each day.

    I still think it's the best car I've ever had. I just wish the carpool stickers would continue after this year.
     
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