Buying our first Prius?

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  1. ChristyGigi

    ChristyGigi New Member

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    Looking to buy our daughter a Prius for graduation. We've looked at the 2015 model. Any advice? Should we? Vs a Corolla. She wants something with great gas mileage.
     
  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome!
    seeing that you haven't given us any info or parameters, i would say a corolla might be better. how do the prices compare, same year and mileage?
     
  3. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Friend to those who want no friends

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    Welcome to PriusChat! I wrote something years ago on who should NOT buy a Prius, it has some specific Gen 2 (2004 - 2009) items but is still very relevant for non plug-ins. (Less so for Gen 4, (2016 - on) but you are looking at gen 3 (2010 - 2015))

    considering a Prius | PriusChat

    I hope this helps.
     
  4. PriusNeckBeard

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    You may save money and have comparable $ per mile with the Corolla.

    But the jury's out?
    Consumer Reports rates Prius as one of the cheapest cars to own.
    Ex: change brakes at 150-200k. Very little brakes down. No transmission! Etc.

    It is cheap to drive and gets few repairs.

    I always recommend the 2012 or 2013. It will still last forever, and you won't pay extra for the new car smell.
     
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