Hope to Purchase 2011 Prius-Acceleration Question

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Hopeful1*, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Hopeful1*

    Hopeful1* New Member

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    2011 Prius
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    Took a 2011 with 99k miles on a test drive on the highway. Prius is priced at $6800. Loved the car, however, I noticed that when we got up to 60 mph, I would continue to press on the accelerator and would have to press a few seconds longer (than previously) for the mph to increase to 61, 62 and so on-seemed like an odd delay of some kind. I assumed it's a transmission or engine problem, but I am far from a car expert and wanted to be sure this is NOT typical of these types of cars. Also, do most owners have to bring these cars to dealerships for maintenance or are typical mechanics equipped to work on these cars. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome!

    the 2011 prius is subject to egr circuit clogging, which can result in head gasket failure.

    for anything but basic maintenance, it is the very expensive dealer, or a world class hybrid shop if you can find one.
    if you're near madison, one of our members has an expert repair shop.
     
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