400,000 miles

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Luvmy2008prius, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Luvmy2008prius

    Luvmy2008prius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    6
    15
    0
    Location:
    Rochester
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Hello Prius owners

    In 1800 miles my phenomenal Prius will turn 400,000 miles. I will watch to see if odometer
    turns over from 399,999! I can't say enough good about my car. No major repairs... just
    the normal maintenance. And she looks great.
    I will keep my Prius till she stops and will no doubt feel really sad about losing such a great
    "friend." What a car!! Serving birthday cake to all my friends & colleagues when she turns
    400,000.
     
  2. ydpplqbd

    ydpplqbd Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2019
    253
    99
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    Phenomenal!!!!

    Are you the original owner?

    What is your oil change interval?

    Are you burning/consuming oil at this point?

    Any secrets or suggestions to pass on.
     
    Aaron Vitolins and dig4dirt like this.
  3. Luvmy2008prius

    Luvmy2008prius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    6
    15
    0
    Location:
    Rochester
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Yes, I am the original owner. Bought when gas was $3.49 a gallon. My distance to work is 102 miles one way.
    waited 6 weeks for her to arrive.
    I was/am old fashion! Laugh if you want, but first week only went 55 miles an hour, second week 60, then 65 etc.
    Did my Dad teach me that???! I changed the oil upon delivery, and then it is changed every 2500 to 3000 miles.
    Just a synthtic blend. General maintenance is waaay ahead of what Toyota suggests. I have always used
    Toyota original parts. I am only on my 3rd set of brakes with about 1/2 remaining. I belong to Delta Sonic. She
    goes through a car wash at least 4-5 times a week on their unlimited program. I added mud flaps right after delivery,
    and use snow tires in the winter.

    Sad to say she does/did burn oil. . My neighborhood friendly garage ran a compression test for me.
    Came in at 95 dry/105-110 wet. Coils were fine. I settled on adding 16 oz of Lucas at every oil change.
    Now there is almost no oil burning. Although the compression is low, she runs great, but the miles per gal has dropped.

    I am considering a Prius Prime - plug in unless I can find a great 2008 with 0 Miles!! So sorry they
    changed the interior design in the 3, 4, & 5 gen.

    Will turn 400,000 in 1400 miles! I am on countdown!
     
    dig4dirt, GrGramps and Raytheeagle like this.
  4. royrose

    royrose Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    891
    533
    4
    Location:
    Foot of Pikes Peak
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    IV
    Still the original hybrid battery? If so, it supports the theory that driving a lot is good for the battery.
     
    dig4dirt likes this.
  5. Luvmy2008prius

    Luvmy2008prius New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2019
    6
    15
    0
    Location:
    Rochester
    Vehicle:
    2008 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Yes, it is the original hybrid battery.
     
    #5 Luvmy2008prius, Feb 15, 2020
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 16, 2020
    dig4dirt and Raytheeagle like this.
Loading...