Gen 2 vs Gen 3 vs Gen 4 pricing? Which is a better deal?

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  1. Austin R

    Austin R New Member

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    76,000 mile 2014 for $13,600
    Or
    84,000 mile 2008 for $8000

    14k is my budget. I’m a first time Prius buyer. I’m looking to travel the states in the car.

    Any advice?

    I also found a 2016 for 14k at about 115k miles.


    Which would you find to be the best deal??
     
  2. mmmodem

    mmmodem Senior Taste Tester

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    I find time to be vastly more vital in predicting reliability than mileage. Therefore, I wouldn't even consider the 2008. At only $400 more, I'd get the 2016 over the 2014 despite higher mileage.
     
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    I'd search for a 2008 with low mileage like that one, but at a much lower/more honest price... Usually you have to buy from a private seller because everything they've ever said about used car dealers is mostly true.
     
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    Hmm yeah it seems low a really reasonable price. I’m still contemplating on getting it - and it is from a dealer. I figured saving a bit of money would be worth it. Looking through the forums I get the impression that Gen 2 can last well over 200k, maybe 300k+.
    I was initially thinking Gen 3 but soooo many people on here talk about the potential issues with them I’m thinking twice.

    i might just get that Gen 4 for 14k. I’m not too sure yet.
     
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    Leadfoot J. McCoalroller Senior Member

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    Excellent advice.
     
  6. Austin R

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    I think I’ll take this advice. Thank you.
     
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    i like the 2016, all things being equal. if it has a good history, and no issues, it is a much better car than previous generations.
    just be aware, there may or may not be a spare, and if you're going to sleep in it, the floor may not be flat
     
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    Ok great I’ll be able to do some modifications I’m sure. I’ll look into slipping into the back when I go to check it out.
     
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