Newb-to-be in New Jersey

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  1. evankobl

    evankobl New Member

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    I'm from central NJ and looking to buy a third-gen Prius in the next month or two. Joined this forum hoping to find a classified section... don't see one. :(

    Some questions:
    - What's the best way to make sure the hybrid system + battery is in good condition?
    - What else should I look for when shopping for a used Prius?
    - Who's the go-to Prius mechanic around here?

    Thanks,
    Evan
     
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  2. Burna J

    Burna J Knot Right Performance....

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  3. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    welcome!

    glad you found us before buying.

    research 'egr' here, along with 'head gasket', and brake actuator.

    if you don't diy, be prepared to spend a small fortune in potential repairs.

    all the best!(y)
     
  4. evankobl

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  5. wsham64

    wsham64 Junior Member

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    Download the Dr Prius app, get a OBD scanner, I bought the Veepeak OBDCheck VP11 on Amazon, you have to purchase a license to use the app to monitor the battery. You can use the Life Expectantcy test, it is 3 steps, just follow the directions it will tell you the % of life in the Hybrid pack.
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  6. evankobl

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    Thanks, I'll check that out! I own a regular OBD scanner but I don't think it has any special hybrid features.
     
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