Finally had to do some work on my Prius.....

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by FazilHussein, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. FazilHussein

    FazilHussein Junior Member

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    Folks,

    I have not had to do anything on my DD 2005 Prius since 2014...oil and gas, change cabin filter, clean air filter...that's it.

    On Friday night, to my surprise, I had only one headlight!!! Could it really be? Something actually broke on this car?

    Bought the bulb ($12), struggled to get the light replaced...1 hr and several skinned knuckles later...back in business.

    2014 -> 140km, today -> 265km.....120km and nothing broken??????? A halogen bulb that lasted 14 years??? Crazy.

    I'm not quite sure what they made these cars out of, but they should do another run of them....best car I've ever owned.

    Faz
     
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  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    well done! (y) they are tanks, aren't they?
     
  3. FazilHussein

    FazilHussein Junior Member

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    Big time! I've had some pretty durable cars in my time...83 Tercel, 95 Integra, 98 Volvo V70, 96 Golf 1.8L....all over 300k before I sent them on their way. You could tell they were getting tired near the end....squeeks, rattles, back to back repairs, rotten lines, exhaust...

    But not this one! Tight as a drum...starts at -30C, no issues. Exhaust is still mint. I've owned this car from 38k onward...here's the list of things fixed:

    1) Wheel bearings; potholed, both had to be replaced (140k)
    2) Changed the rotors/pads at the same time...plenty of life left, but for the extra $60 why not.
    3) Shocks: Coils broke, might as well change shocks at the same time.
    4) +12V battery
    5) ICE water pump
    6) Inverter coolant pump was changed by previous owner under warranty
    7) Tires...probably 4 sets?
    8) 1 x transaxle fluid replacement
    9) 1 x coolant replacement when I did the water pump.
    10) ....and now 1 bulb :)

    That's it....for 220k of driving....

    No timing belt, alternator, starter, brakes, exhaust, O2....none of the usual you'd expect.

    The kicker is it still gets 4.8L/100k in the summer and 5.8L/100k in the winter. Does not burn a drop of oil!

    This is the first car I will continue to maintain after 300k...can easily see 400k in the cards.

    Thoroughly pleased with this car...cannot think of a better value for money than a Gen 2.

    Faz
     
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  4. bisco

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    would love to see you hit the 500k club!
     
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 'Orrible Oracle

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    Starting to think I bought into the lemon generation, with the EGR/PCV nonsense. Culminating in failed head gaskets, bent piston arms, things coming out of the engine block wall...
     
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    I too had a 95 96 and 98 Volvo
    Was sad to leave the Swedish Metal
    It am pretty impressed w the sewing machine o am driving for purchase price of 700$

    Has it needed work yes-
    But I enjoy it as a hobby
     
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