2017 Prime at 192k

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by JMalmsteen, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. JMalmsteen

    JMalmsteen I love my Prius!

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    We bought our Prime new in August of 2017. We now have 192k miles. Here's what we have done:

    (1) Tires
    (2) Oil changes
    (3) Spark plugs
    (4) brakes- I don't think it really needed it
    (5) whatever the recommended fluid flush was at 120k

    I brought the car to a private mechanic instead of the dealer for an inspection and he said it needed brakes. That was at around 130k miles. Our 2007 Prius did not need brakes until around 240k miles, so I am skeptical that it really needed it.

    Gas Mileage:
    I have a 60 miles commute that can take almost 2.5 hours. At that speed, I get 70+ mpg without charging the car (on the way home).

    Charging:
    We get around 25-32 on a full charge depending on the season

    Storage: I carry a full size spare since I have gotten a flat three times so far in four years, so it's worth carrying. As a result, there is limited storage space. It feels much less than in our 2007 Prius.

    Quality: The steering wheel is peeling all over and looks shabby. The headliner is made with cheap looking material that stains easily.

    Overall: i would immediately buy another Prime!
     
  2. bisco

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    nice review, thanks! all the best on the next 192k!(y)
     
  3. citiprius

    citiprius Active Member

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    Thanks for the detail review. Yes will also skeptical about the brake as my 2007 Prius brake still has 50% left after 245k.
     
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    Wow, would you give us an approximate EV percentage you have driven?
     
  5. mrchowmein

    mrchowmein Junior Member

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    wow so not a single repair! only maintence. good job toyota!
     
  6. Mendel Leisk

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    Pull off a wheel and check remaining pad thickness for yourself if practical.

    Toyota USA recommends an in-depth inspection every 30k miles (or 3 years, whichever comes first). This is independent of pad thickness, an inspection, clean-up and relube, as far as I can see.

    They’re “vague” though, on how deep-dive. Personally I follow my Honda guidance.
     

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  7. JMalmsteen

    JMalmsteen I love my Prius!

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    For our 2007, we haven't followed the 5k schedule Toyota puts out, just the oil changes, other fluid recommendations, and 120k services. We have done the same for the Prime.

    My driving for the Prime:
    120 miles daily, charge overnight, so figure 90 miles gas and 30 miles charge, probably closer to 95 gas and 25 on charge. We drive to PA weekly, so there's 500 miles a week with one or two charges. 1100 total about 175 ev, which is 16% ev and 84% gas.

    If there is a way to check on the car itself, I'll look.
     
  8. huskers

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    I have a 2017 as well. For some reason I only have 46,000 on mine. What gives?

    I heard that Toyota will be out with the next generation of Prius in 2023? Can anyone verify that as being true?
     
  9. Mikhail Bond

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    I'm currently at 162k with my 2017PP
    I have a couple suggestions for you.

    Steering wheel peel- amazon sells really nice leather steering wheel covers that require baseball sticking. I highly recommend it. Looks nice, feels nice and you get to appreciate some work you did if you stitch it yourself.

    Change your shocks, I guarantee your rears are leaking.

    I have not been as lucky with mine in terms of fixes. I had my windshield crack, only to find out that a previous toyota dealer replaced it with an aftermarket windshield(I bought the car with 20k)
    I just had it dealer replaced and it cost 1800 dollars.

    Tires changed once, oil changes every 10k with whatever the newest water like oil is available.

    During 100+ heat days my collision control system gives out.

    Headliner does stain easily, PO was a smoker boo.

    Right fender liner keeps losing the clip that keeps it against the front bumper.

    I had mine lifted because the door would keep hitting curbs so I'm not getting 70mpg, more like 35-40.
     
  10. JMalmsteen

    JMalmsteen I love my Prius!

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    I had to replace my windshield also because of a rock that hit it. I totally forgot about that. We spent around $600 at safelite for that. I didn't spend the extra amount though that they wanted to "calibrate" it. Why was yours so high?

    Why do you think the shocks would be leaking? How high did you lift it? I'm surprised the gas mileage went down as much as it did. Would lifting it cause extra wear on the shocks, causing you to need them replaced?
     
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