200,000 Mile Club

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  1. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    Everyone should just spend the $15 bucks on a cheap Elm327 bluetooth dongle and download Torque to their phone. A lot of Autozone's don't have the loaner code reader. My local one doesn't.
     
  2. sorka

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    I just hit 200K last week...well my wife did and she didn't take a picture at exactly 200K even though I reminded her :( I'd been waiting 6 years to do that.

    I told her that she can't use the Prius anywhere near the 222222 because that's when I pull over and set the clock to 2:22 and take a picture asking why my dash is displaying all 2s :)

    12v battery replaced once with the Optima. Just checked the other day and it still pulls 600 CCAs which is remarkable and means it hasn't degraded in the 4 years since I replaced it.

    The combo meter was replaced under the extended campaign.

    Nothing else was ever replaced unrelated to regular maintenance.

    Transaxle fluid was replaced at 60K, 90K, and 150K.

    Original brake fluid and brake pads. Break fluid tests at < 1% moisture and the copper strips show 0 ppm which basically means the brake fluid is as good as new. Whatever they'd done prevents water intrusion into the brake system. Pretty impressive.

    It took longer than I expected to hit 200K because I haven't been driving it as much lately as I bought a P85D.
     
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  3. PriusPaulM

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    My 2005 Prius just reached 200K miles.

    All maintenance has been done by the dealer. The car reached 200k miles at 9 years and 10 months of driving.

    From memory, prior to 200k:

    Water pump replaced twice.
    HVAC fan replaced once.
    PCV valve failure dumped oil into engine air intake, requiring cleaning of intake system.
    I think the dealer uses Penzoil for oil replacement.
    My rear defroster system requires new rear windshield.
    The hybrid drive system battery has not required replacement.
    Spark plugs replaced once.
    Relay for HVAC fan and rear defroster replaced.
    I believe the 12 volt battery may have been replaced once.

    At 200k miles there were some problems, fixed by:
    Spark plugs replaced.
    Fuel tank removed, drained, and fuel system flushed.
    Fuel injectors replaced.
    Muffler replaced (required for state inspection)

    The Prius now runs like new. I think that one of the major reasons for this is that the electric motors keep the low speed stress off of the gasoline engine, permitting it to have a much longer life.

    Other than that, the only replacements are tires, air filters, oil filters, a couple of lug nuts, and the occasional light bulb.

    This car has been great. In Sept 2015, it will have been 10 years since I purchased it. I'd recommend it to anyone.
     
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  4. Southpaw1969

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    PSA- they don't do this anymore in California because the auto repair industry lobbyists whined to the legislature to put a stop to it. Which proves the democrats in Sacramento don't give a crap about the consumer.
     
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    My 2007 "magnetic gray" Prius with leather interior, JBL sound, Nav, and all the other bells & whistles just hit 200,015!
    I got it used just 2 weeks ago, and according to the carfax, the main hybrid battery was replaced by Toyota @ approx 150k, and all appropriate service has been performed by the dealer.

    Check it out!

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  6. valde3

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    Just remember to check the engine oil level regularly, change the transmission oil, and do the normal maintenance and you should have no problem reaching 300t miles.
     
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  7. derBara

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    HI!

    My "new" prius counts 234000ish miles. Bought it like a week ago. HV battery had 3 cells replaced. I replaced rear brake shoes, drivebelt on it the day I bought it. I drained and refilled the inverter coolant, the transmission oil, and changed the water pump, it was leaking as always. It is necessary to completely drain the engine coolant for that of course. Running strong, no trouble yet.

    B.
     
  8. Jeff54

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    oForgot to add myself to the growing list of 200k owners about 3 months ago when acquired a 2005 package 5 with 220k running sweet with zero problems so far, except the daily work drive is only getting 46 MPG. yet may be because, down here in SW Florida, and what we ignorantly but quickly discovered about the front and rear window's design, in the sunshine state, if you're not constantly running the AC it's because you're in a mortuary.

    And yet, a little update is needed as it turns out that low 46 MPG was not result of AC usage as I figured. when I drive it's outstanding, usually improve my wife's 5 day average during the weekends. As she's doing most of the driving, that 46 she was getting was the result of the learning curve, She's averaging, without my weekend improvements 49 now, and I spect as she goes, will get higher. :)

    I also forgot to mention, I've worked on, repaired all of my own engine's since the 60's. I've done it all, including computers and codes in the 70's and 80's all system's diagnostics, forward. while I am not a professional mechanic, if I need to hire one, due to a disability, I also have to mange their work as most are not up to my standards. Regardless, never in my wildest imagination have I ever considered buying a car with more that 100k miles, and yet Now I've bought with 220k no less, and still can not believe;, of all the time I spent evaluating it, the systems, listening to every aspect of engine and transmission for possible. gear grind, tappet noise, crankshaft and camshaft bearings, with my stethoscope, oil viscosity and dirt or burn etc. After all, what I estimated was an engine that is what I would expect at a range of 80K miles wear and burn-in factor. Given this was a 1 owner dealer maintained up too 200K, but little to report other than oil changes, tires and normal, usual items plus recalls, and clean accident history,, adding that, absolutely everything is fully functional, package 5 plus stupid; I'll never need DVD (Original dealer promo) set in head rests, paint is typical of 80k (without family muck, kids) too, at freaking $4,200, I still can't believe I bought a 220K auto of any kind and I LIKE IT!!

    Add that too; once a month 10 gallon fill ups?? It's freaking insanely, unbelievably nice!
     
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  9. frostyangel

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    We just traded in our 2003 Prius which had 207,000 miles. We changed the oil a quart at a time; never had any problems with the batteries. My husband says a Toyota is like a Timex; it takes a licking and keeps on tickin (y) We now have a 2010 Prius III and looking forward to 400,000 miles. It's a hatchback and after reading some posts on here, we are looking forward to camping out in the back.
     
  10. JoelRyanQuinn

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    I captured the moment on film!

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  11. berylrb

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    Way to go Joel! I'm right behind you 298,900 and counting, but I've already given my 2004 up to my wife for city only driving, may take awhile. :)
     
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  12. Aaron Vitolins

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    You're about there! Any major problems? how about oil consumption?
     
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    No major problems, well I did have to have the front driver side wheel bearing replaced and I had a torn boot. A few times they techs mentioned that I was almost a quart down between 5,000 mile changes, but honestly I think that is more about driving 75-80. I've backed off the top speeds and I've never heard them mention it again.

    You?
     
  14. Aaron Vitolins

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    That's awesome! 272k going strong, did replace the main battery @ 239k, it was showing some signs of decreased capacity but nothing major. Got a great deal on a 2008 pack (too go to pass up). My car uses about 1 qt of oil every 2000 miles, sometimes more sometimes less. depends on the driving style
     
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    Right on, I would totally get another one, a 2017 PiP, but I wanted to pass the 2004 onto my wife before 300K, so I bought a 2016 Chevy Volt. I'm in the process of getting a charger at work and then I can virtually say goodbye to gasoline. My commute is 52-56 miles depending on routes to detour around the rough spots. So far I can't seem to get more than 51 miles on one charge with the Volt.
     
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    2004 Package #9 original owner just passed the 292,000 mark. Here's a pic from last week. My daily commute consist of 130 miles of which 120 are all highway driving. Highest mpg ever is 58.2. Looking forward to reporting when it hits the 300,000 mark.
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  18. ETP

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    I think all Hybrids will get cheaper due to cheap gas. It always amazes me how the US buys gas hogs when the gas is cheap with no thought on tommorrow.
    Like spending money you don't have because you can. Just print it and run the debt up to a zillion dollars.
     
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    I'm just around 222,000 and use about a quart of oil every 1500 miles or so, have you ever tried using a CerTechGels.com | Ceramics for Engines or LIQUI MOLY - Motor Oils, Additives, Car Care - Products - Cera Tec to reduce oil consumption or blow-by?
     
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    Noticed that the Prius got two awards this Christmas.

    Most likely to see 200K with no major repairs

    Most reliable

    That certainly reflects my test results. Hope they keep the quality up in the quest for MPG and cheapness.
     
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