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Help....My 2012 v5 is dying. What is my best option??

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Main Forum' started by G Man v5, Sep 22, 2022.

  1. G Man v5

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    My 2012 v5 with ATP is showing its age. 270K miles and cracked cylinder or something. K-Seal has helped tremendously, but I know it is not going to last. New cars are almost 4-6 months around here. Not sure I can wait. Used cars are crazy, but what can you do?

    So, I"d love a newer "v", but we know those don't exist. I am Looking at Primes and "regular" Pri's. A must for me is DRCC and leather. What models do you recommend? Is the gen 4 touring the "top of the line"? And I believe the Prime Advanced is the top? In the Gen 4 I also see Limited and XLE?? I"m so confused..
     
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    If everything is in good working order, you can just replace the engine (possibly the radiator and hoses too)
     
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    It's in fair condition. Needs new shocks/springs, or something....I live outside of St. Louis, and was recently given a number "of a guy" that only works on Pri's. Only about 30 miles away. Unfortunately after doing research he has been pretty much been eliminated due to his reputation on this board. (Michael Nouri, Owensville, Mo.). How can you trust anyone that gets an engine and says it has only "XXXXX" miles on it? I just don't want to spend 5-8 grand on a replacement engine, water pump, and all that other stuff for a 10 year old vehicle. I love the car but just don't think it would be worth it to go through all that.
     
  4. bisco

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    how about the new corolla hybrid?
     
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    I guess I should have said I want a hatch back...
     
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  6. bisco

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    it's kind of like the v

    watch