2008 keep or sell

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  1. tugga

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    EA5070AC-4B13-498F-A6B7-9508B75F0E11.jpeg FFF2CCA2-F636-464C-8124-D164E93B4B67.jpeg 6EAE1C45-B2F7-4CF3-BBCD-0BEE33AB87C5.jpeg 94381CA7-C190-49C3-AD17-0F26720EBB87.jpeg ACF381D4-CB79-415C-9843-C02EA4602709.jpeg 6EAE1C45-B2F7-4CF3-BBCD-0BEE33AB87C5.jpeg 6EAE1C45-B2F7-4CF3-BBCD-0BEE33AB87C5.jpeg I have an 08 Prius with almost 200000 miles (309000 kms) here in Canada - toronto - snow belt. I see some rust spots at these following locations. See pics attached. The car now needs lower control arms. Overall has been a great car. Based on these spots would you keep or sell the car? What can I do to get rid of these spots keeping costs to the bare minimum? thanks 6EAE1C45-B2F7-4CF3-BBCD-0BEE33AB87C5.jpeg
     

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    Just keep driving it
     
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    Do you need the money? Then keep it because you can’t afford to buy anything else.
    Don’t need the money? Then keep it unless you like wasting money on new overpriced cars.
     
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    how many miles on her?

    does she burn much oil?

    any hybrid battery issues?
     
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    No oil burns. I have almost 200,000 miles on it. No hybrid battery issues so far.
     
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    i would keep it, unless you can afford a new(er) one
     
  7. tugga

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    Okay. How can this rust be fixed? Is this a serious concern?
     
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    i'm not a rust expert, but i don't think it's a serious issue. prius have a lot of superficial rust.

    i would have a body guy look at it, and a suspension shop check everything over.
     
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    The secret to fixing rust is to neutralize it. Google that fir videos and materials
    Not easy but may last long enough
     
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