How much is a 2008 Prius worth with 440k miles ?

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  1. LikeAPrius

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    I am being offered one for $1500 but I think we can meet at $900. It was used by a cab company.
     
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    Welcome to Prius Chat (y).

    Where in the us of a are you located:whistle:?

    At that mileage, I wouldn’t go higher than $900 as there are expensive repairs due soon;).

    If you are the DIY type, this should be a cheap mode of transportation :).

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    nothing, unless you're an expert prius diy'er
     
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    Agreeing with @bisco here. Generally speaking non-DIYers shouldn't drive cars past 300k miles, unless they're willing to take the risk of having to total it or put in a decent amount of money into repairing it.

    DIY? Should last until the rust takes it, if you can replace everything on it eventually. Unlike the earlier Honda hybrids though, a Prius requires a hybrid battery to function, which costs $2500......way to much to put into a $900 car. Replacing the battery at this point would by folly unless you're a high mileage car enthusiast. But for $900, if the battery functions well, go with it and see if you can get it to last more than a year or two -- not trying to be pessimistic, hopefully it lasts much longer, but you can't ignore a large probability. But it's $900. Not like you'd be spending $9k on a 440k mile car anyway.
     
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    If it runs, $900 is the salvaged value. Even if you change your mind later, you should still be able to get $900
     
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    I am in Oregon and the car runs fine. I just test drove it but forgot to check the battery didn’t realize there was a way?
     
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    If you have an OBD2 code reader (very inexpensive) you can use a free app like Dr. Prius and get an overall state of the HV battery health.
     
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    If it drives it’s probably worth 900. Regular or Salvage title?
     
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    So my friend is selling me his old 2008 prius engine with 90k for $350, there is a company that reconditions batteries with a 1 year warranty for $500

    So in total NOT counting the labor, 1,750 should be okay for a prius with a body thats seen 440k miles?

    Location. Oregon
     
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    .....!!!!

    That’s some amazing mileage on that Prius. Does anyone know what the absolute mileage record is for a 2nd Gen Prius?

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    How much rust is on it? A 500 dollar rebuilt battery is a bad purchase. Pony up and get 2K1toasters if you need to.
     
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    A car that has 440k miles, used by a cab company, will need much more than an engine and a reconditioned battery. If you like the challenge, I'd say go for it. But it most likely will cause you a lot of headaches and a small fortune to keep it running
     
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    He doesn't list his location, the first thing I would looks at is rust, then overall condition of paint and interior. Everything else can be fixed. it wouldn't be worth much for resale.
     
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    I live in Oregon and I inspected the car well I think. Didn’t find rust. I will go today to check the battery health. The car drives well I tested drove it and it runs pretty well. No engine problems.
     
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    I think I’ve 600k on here
     
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    Ultimately you’re right. I’ve never worked on a vehicle more than just changing the trans and engine but never actually repair them. But I don’t want to spend money buying this and that part either
     
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    Found a 2007 for $1800 needs some body repair but it has 174k miles
     
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    I can't give any reasoning...or logic that makes sense.
    But like standing in front of a Slot Machine, there is something that whispers to me to do it. Go ahead!

    Just as long as you know the odds are against you....it might be fun.
     
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    Nah, there is another prius with better miles , it requires at least 2k worth of body repair, has too many dents but its drive worthy
     
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