Featured Prius is the second most likely vehicle to be kept for 15 years

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  1. bisco

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    2019-12 = 7 years in april. 60,000 miles and 6,000 miles/year, i guess it's possible.

    i wonder if li-n with mucho years and low miles will do better than its nimh brother
     
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    Interested enough to find out:whistle:?

    Maybe you’ll accept your own challenge (y).
     
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    we are about 180000 miles
    so about 14,400 miles per year less these days though
     
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    one thing i recall - & not to take away by any means from hybrid longevity, some here have pointed out that there is a general trend for all car manufacturers products to be kept for longer times.
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    Agreed. Cars cost more (although adjusted for inflation, not much more) than many years ago but are much safer, have more features and are more reliable, both short and long term. They are a good value if kept past the initial rapid depreciation.

    People still ask me if my Prius has been "worth it", usually people who know nothing about hybrids. I tell them that it has been the most economical and trouble free vehicle that I have owned. Now, after 9+ years with little future depreciation, low insurance rates, and minimal maintenance/operating costs, it is incredibly cheap to keep.

    People who feel the need/desire to trade frequently are putting good used cars on the market at their own expense.

    Trouble is, it is fun to buy a new car.
     
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    The thing I find hilarious is that people still think the Prius don't last very long because....'the battery'. And these are very smart people who should know better. I just tell em to keep an eye out for all of the older Prius vehicles that are still on the road...and there are a LOT of Gen2's around our town...even in a somewhat harsh MN environment. (y)
     
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    "Harsh" as in the anti-Prius and anti-Tesla attitudes?

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    Not following you...Are you anti Tesla or something?
     
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    The "environment" includes attitudes to Prius and Tesla in MN.

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    Uhh..ok thanks I guess? :confused: I'm still not getting your joke ( I think ).
     
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    Ellen Degeneres has a comedy bit about slow Prius drivers in her latest stand-up video.
     
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    Our family has 4 priuses. The two oldest (2010) have started burning oil (125,000 and 140,000 miles). A quart or two every 3000 miles. Result? One prius sold. The other, probably will get sold soon. I was hoping for longer. Original brake pads, and there is still much life left in them. But consumption of oil was a bad surprise.
     
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    ...excuse me while I go check my oil
     
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    Yep..the 2010 seems to be the 'bad' year as far as consumption goes. Much discussion about it around here in the past couple years. However, the 2010's are likely to be the Gen3's with the most miles...so the jury is still out in it.

    Question...did you disclose the oil consumption when you sold it? :whistle:
     
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    I wish I am in the same league. One reason or another, my car never survive much beyond 10-year mark. For sure, rust takes its toll on any car driven in NE winters, Prius or not.
     
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    The average of cars on America's roads is 11 years, so this article is rather moot.
     
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    I think the article is specifically about the "original owner" keeping the car for 15 years. It is about the reliability of the car, but also about a long term owner satisfaction. Your figure is about how long a car is operated in us. The car could have changed owners 3-4 times during that time. Average Age of Automobiles and Trucks in Operation in the United States | Bureau of Transportation Statistics
     
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    so it might be us cheapskate plugin & hybrid people just keep them on average longer, because we don't want to spend the money.

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    very easy to explain: those are the cars driven by the AARP card holders.

    note: no offense meant. simply low mile cars that last forever (if used in rust free zones). i have a car like that that is incidentally on the list too.
     
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    Three in our family. 40 year old around 200k miles 50 miles one way commute daily, 41 year old 80k, 75 year old 52k.
     
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