Anyone Planning to Trade in Their Prime?

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  1. geguia

    geguia Active Member

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    Not that it's a smart financial decision at all but curious if anyone here plans on trading in their car 2 years in.
     
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    schja01 One of just a few in Chicagoland

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    Keeping mine 10 yrs minimum.
     
  3. JonW

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    I don't plan on trading in my Prime until Toyota releases the next model that gets better electric range and whatever other upgrades come with it.
     
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    Only if I find even better deal than what I got on this purchase for better car than current model of PRIME.
     
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    Once great deals on used model 3s start appearing. Then yes. So maybe like 2 or 3 more years?
     
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    Not me...I'm keeping my Prime as long as possible....gonna see just how far it goes....until it just will not go any longer!
     
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    Will trade it in for a new Prius when the range is 100 miles or more.
    Gotta have more EV range!

    Blue Adept
     
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    You will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    I agree with some of the comments above that I would consider trading when the EV range gets substantially better. This is the first prius I've ever owned and my first hybrid electric vehicle. I think it's kind of a gateway drug for me to go all electric but the range just isn't there. I live in a rural area with very few charging stations and we have to drive long distances if we want to go anywhere.
     
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    I’ve been keeping cars for for about 6 years, except for the 3 year lease on the Fiat 500e EV. I then offer them up to family.

    Having said that, my daughter / son-in-law took delivery of a Model 3 last Saturday. What a car! Of course it’s $25K more expensive that the Prime.
     
  13. ziggy29

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    Too much can change in terms of battery technology, EV range, resale value, our financial situation and other factors to say for sure. That said I bought a Prime in July and I don't see any chance I'd trade it in for at least 5 years, probably more.
     
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    I think the shortest period of time we've kept any of our Toyotas was 20 years. The longest was 32 because I wanted to sell it to someone who was going to rebuild it (it still ran and passed smog checks btw).
     
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    +1
     
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    a few here have actually traded on a new one and made money on the deal
     
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    We "recycle" (down cycle?) our hybrids to the kids or grand kids every other year, but like this one so much that we may hang onto it a tad longer. Of course, if killer deals pop up at the end of the 2019 cycle...
     
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  19. ClemsonSteve

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    We're very happy with the Prime and plan to keep it for a while. As with most cars we've owned, when we purchased the Prime we extended the service agreement to five years which I believe is the "technology horizon" when the car is likely to start to feel obsolete.

    If Toyota were to introduce a new model with fifty miles or more of EV range, it might convince me to trade in (up) sooner.
     
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