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Selling my 08' - what is it worth ?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by sas0611, Oct 12, 2023.

  1. sas0611

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    Hi sadly I need to sell my 08' prius - package 5- superwhite. I am locating in Philadelphia Suburb. I have a hybrid shop that is possibly interested in buying it - I'm guessing to harvest parts from. I was about to have some fairly major repairs done but then the catalytic converter was stolen. It has 220K miles on it. The repairs that I was going to have done were ABS actuator unit, 3-way coolant, valve and end sway link (about $125). Now add a new catalytic converter.

    It has a brand new 12V battery, practically new set of 4 Bridgestone Ecopia tires. The hybrid battery seem to have all good cells and I was getting 45mpg city and sometimes 55 mpg on highway.

    Can anyone give me an idea what this car should be worth. I think if the work was done, it could go for another 100K. If it isn't done, there a plenty of parts that could be harvested and parsed out that have value.


     
  2. sas0611

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    Hi sadly I need to sell my 08' prius - package 5- superwhite. I am locating in Philadelphia Suburb. I have a hybrid shop that is possibly interested in buying it - I'm guessing to harvest parts from. I was about to have some fairly major repairs done but then the catalytic converter was stolen. It has 220K miles on it. The repairs that I was going to have done were ABS actuator unit, 3-way coolant, valve and end sway link (about $125). Now add a new catalytic converter.

    It has a brand new 12V battery, practically new set of 4 Bridgestone Ecopia tires. The hybrid battery seem to have all good cells and I was getting 45mpg city and sometimes 55 mpg on highway.

    Can anyone give me an idea what this car should be worth. I think if the work was done, it could go for another 100K. If it isn't done, there a plenty of parts that could be harvested and parsed out that have value.
     
  3. Tombukt2

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    What kind of emissions gun are you under in Philadelphia That's the big question here Do you need the $3,000 catalytic converter in Philadelphia I don't in North Carolina. So your location has a lot to do with what goes on with your vehicle at this point I'm trying to think I don't know if I have a original cat sitting here or not I'll have to go look I mean that's just the two bolts and a seam around the end I mean that would cost here I have a cat put in at my muffler shop for $80 they both the thing up it to the manifold and then seam it at the end of the pipe to the cat back part If I put the springs and the screws in and have it mounted and take it over there they charge me like $44 to run a beat around the pipe a person that likes inexpensive options could take a clamp they make several options today and squeeze the clamp up correctly and be going for another 20 years or so I have several cars just like yours here under the same exact instances almost very close they are not being gotten rid of because I will lose my rear end on that That's never a good situation of course that's why all these cars are sitting around and people's yards now because people want $4,000 for the broke car I wait most of them out and they turn into $500 cars within a year or they get bought many do not.
     
  4. Primetime Paul

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    It really depends on your local market.
    I'm in Southern California and I see cars that are going for four or five thousand dollars and pretty bad shape and then I see cars in Texas and other states and rural areas in great condition going for two grand cheaper. I would shop AutoTrader craigslist OfferUp for that generation and see what they're going for in various conditions and try to go off that.

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  5. Aegean

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    You are making a wise decision to get rid of it. A working 2008 at 220k miles is $3800, minus $1800 for an aftermarket catalyst, minus $1500 for a used actuator and minus $500 for 3-way valve equals $0.00.

    However, as a parts vehicle you could get $1000-$1500.
     
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    I live in Bucks county and am interested. What is the shop offering for it?
     
  7. TMR-JWAP

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    I'm glad I don't live near you and do my own work...........

    minus $125 for an aftermarket catalyst, minus $75 for a used actuator and minus $140 for 3-way valve
     
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    Yes doing DIY can save you a lot of money. However, if the catalyst is not a quality Magnavox or OEM a code might come back after a few months. The used actuator could be very cheap but comes with a risk of not working and labor is a lot so might be a good idea to go with a new one and do it once.
     
  9. sas0611

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    Hi - Thanks you for your interest in my 08 Prius. I would like to get 850.00 for the vehicle . The buyer would need to provide the towing off my property. I have the title and it is a single owner title - that being myself only. I hate to part with it. If I could do the labor myself I wouldn't hesitate putting the money in for the parts it needs to make it whole. Unfortunately in June I lost central vision in one of my eyes and can't risk damaging my only good eye. Plus I lack the depth perception. You take these gifts for granted until you lose them. Let me know what you think.
     
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