Moving up to a Prime

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by High Mileage, Apr 15, 2019 at 7:36 PM.

  1. High Mileage

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    Not trying to make this a sales ad, but I pick up a 2018 Prime Advanced this Friday from a dealer in Portland. I have owned my 2010 Gen 3 Prius since August of 2012 when I got it with 60K miles on it. I now have 267K miles on it with no major issues other than both rear wheel bearings failing. It has been by far the best car I have owned and I hope the Prime can live up to its mark.
    If anyone knows someone who may be interested please PM me. I also have a 2012 Gen3 engine and transaxle I purchased from a wrecked Prius in 2012 that I will also be selling at some point after I sell the car.
    It has been a pleasure to be part of the Gen3 group and I appreciate the help and comments through the years. I feel the prius is a great car despite the shortcomings some people have experienced.
     
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    congrats, all the best!(y)
     
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  3. Raytheeagle

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    I just did the same upgrade Sunday, but to a 2019:
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    Here’s a shot of the first round trip commute and the way home:
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    If you like the Gen3, you’ll really enjoy the Prime(y).
     
  4. amos

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    Interesting . im in the market too. Did you find anu major issues or any concerns. Was it a cash deal
     
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    Enjoy the new buggy. I think you're gonna love it!
     
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    Welcome to the PRIME World. You will like it.
     
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  7. High Mileage

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    Amos, I have been looking an analyzing a purchase since late last year. Looking at New (Toyota had a $5000 rebate for Primes in New Jersey from late December until end of February. I was looking at buying one there and having it trucked or driving it back, but ended up not doing it.) I looked at several totaled Primes from Insurance Auto Auctions that I thought I might be able to fix, but the numbers just were not working out. Quite a few used here on the west coast that people seem to be selling when the green carpool stickers were retired. I found this one in Portland as a 2018 with 12K miles on it for $26K. It was the same amount as many 2017 Primes. I am looking forward to a nice drive from Portland to CA on Friday.
     
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    Really good price for an Advanced in that location, from all that I've heard about Oregon Prius prices. Have a great trip.
     
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    2018 with 26k is actually a new car. Your saving is over 10k in less than a year. 33% off new. great deal. I will try my best to get the prime. Is toyota warranty same as cali cars?
     
  10. eliteconcept

    eliteconcept 700 mile club, top tank mpg 69.5

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    nice congrats. Makes me feel better about just wanting to get mine to 150k when i'll be ready to sell and make the upgrade. enjoy!
     
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    Congrats! I did the same in January - owned my Gen 3 for 9.5 years but with much lower mileage than you (just over 100,000 miles).
     
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    And I’m not trying that hard:).

    Haven’t had to remove seats or extra weight and up to 193 mpg for over 150 miles;).

    Very pleased so far(y).
     
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    Great numbers.
    How long does it take to charge on 110v from home? For a 100% capacity
     
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    From EV range zero to full will take 5+ hours on 110V. 2+ hours if you have 240V L2 set-up.
     
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    Nor put in redline 0w-20 :p
     
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    I’m thinking about that ;).

    But @The Critic is trying to get me into other oils:whistle:.

    The first 3 are in Toyota, so after that, we’ll see how the chips fall(y).
     
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  18. The Critic

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    You only get two with ToyotaCare - at 10K and at 20K.
     
  19. Raytheeagle

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    You’re right.

    He tried to say that he didn’t want my hands to get dirty:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:.

    I told him I appreciated his concern (y).
     
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  20. The Critic

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    https://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/omms-s/T-MMS-19PriusPrime/pdf/T-MMS-19PriusPrime.pdf

    They are only showing an oil change at 5K for special operating conditions (see page 40). Toyotacare does not cover additional maintenance work for special operating conditions.
     
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