2010 Prius V with 144k miles. Should I buy?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Dresden196, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. Dresden196

    Dresden196 New Member

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    I found a gen3 2010 Prius V in my area with 144k miles for $5,900. Looks to be in excellent condition and It has every option possible including the rare package with lane keep assist, adaptive cruise, and, self park. Also has leather heated seats, and navigation. Battery shows as replaced on carfax around 70k miles, which I thought was quite early for a replacement, but other then that it has brand new tires, ball joints, and suspension. My budget is $8,000, should i go for it or keep searching for like a gen4?
     
  2. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member

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    Which battery was replaced at 70K? The 12 volt battery for $300, or the traction battery for $4000?

    Do you do your own maintenance? If not, I think it's a bad bet.
     
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    Hybrid battery is not $4000. With gas where it is I don't see why anyone would buy a Prius with over 100k with all the expensive repairs that could possibly be needed in the future. The money you'll save on gas just doesn't add up to those costs.
    Also I don't think you'll find a Gen4 for $10000....I've been looking.
     
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    There’s a sub forum area called Prius V, post there & you’ll have more replies.
     
  5. tvpierce

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    Going by the averages (10 years old with 140K) it was replaced 5 years ago. $4K is about what dealers were charging at that time. Some are still charging that.

    I agree 100%.
     
  6. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Sunday driver DIY’r

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    Not sure, 2010 (and maybe 2011?) Prius hatchback had a level "V", in the US.

    Come to think of it, Prius v (lower case) started in 2012.
     
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