Need advices on Prius Prime, high mileage

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by steve0826, Nov 24, 2022 at 1:06 AM.

  1. steve0826

    steve0826 Junior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I had owned Gen 2 and Gen 3 Prius. Recently spotted a Prius Prime with 190K miles.

    What do you suggest? Is it:

    (1) Don't do it. The mileage is too high.
    (2) Go for it. Prius lasts long time.

    My Gen 2 and Gen 3 were driven from, on average, 30K to 130K and still going strong. If not for rear-ended accidents I would still drive them.

    But never experienced this 200K territory. Will appreciate your inputs, whatever they are.
     
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    4th gen have been largely bullet-proof, apart from coolant leaks in exhaust heat recovery system. Not trivial, and dealerships seem to misdiagnose a lot, as head gasket going. That might be a bad batch, not general.

    Your particular prospect: it could depend on previous owner, their attention to maintenance. Give it a good check over for basics, brakes, rust, water incursion, hidden damage, lost keys and so on.
     
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    and the price. if it drives well, has good ev range, i wouldn't hesitate except: we don't know the longevity of the battery. it should be good for at least 250k, but the warranty ebeded at 150k, so a failure would be a fairly major expense.
     
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    Don't forget to run a Carfax or equivalent to find prior impact damage, which would point to sqeeks, rattles, leaks, and possible hidden mechanical damage. If your not sure; take it to a reputable hybrid shop for a once over; before purchasing.
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks to all for input.

    I did get CarFax on the car. The one and only one owner put 4,000 miles a month on the car, it's about 150 miles a day of commute. He/She had car serviced every 10,000 miles primarily at the Toyota dealer where the car was sold.

    I will go for it, with the goal of taking it to 300K miles and still beautiful.
     
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    Which trim is it?

    Id suggest you document the odometer and the 2 trip meters when you get the car.

    There is also one screen on the MID that changes depending on the the Odo and 2 trip meters as well as the default single trip meter that resets every time the car is put in ready mode.

    Exactly how the four variants of that screen work is not fully documented yet to my knowledge, but at very least it's the one screen that partially documents the % of EV driving.


    scroll the MID up 4 screens
    or down 2 screens
    to the MID's Drive Monitor screen.

    be careful when pushing the trip button on the steering wheel (left hand side round button) it can reset the Odometers MPGs, as well as the trip a and b miles and MPGs - if the trip button is held in too long.
     
    #6 vvillovv, Nov 25, 2022 at 3:12 AM
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  7. steve0826

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    it's called "Prius Prime Premium" in 2017. It has 11.6" screen, but no HomeLink mirror. Also no LTA, just LDA w/ SA.

    I will try getting the % of EV driving.
     
  8. vvillovv

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    I've taken pics of the Drive Monitor screens a couple time already , but I still don't know exactly how or when each gets reset.
    My screens are a bit more complicated since I reset manually by mistake the MPG on the odomenter sometime in the first year, by holding the steering wheel trip button in to long while taking pics of the dash.

    But, I think my trip B still has the original mpg.
    Only issue is both trip A and B reset miles automatically at 10k and I haven't been able to tell yet if the Drive Monitor screen also reset automatically at 10K
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    behave like the trip A and B mpg which don't reset automatically at 10k.
    So far I'm assuming that the the Drive Monitor screes will reset if it's trip A or B is reset manually by holding the streeing wheel trip button for a few seconds. go figger ? right !
     
    #8 vvillovv, Nov 26, 2022 at 8:18 AM
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