Should I buy this 2014 Prius v two with high mileage?

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  1. pepper99

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    Newbie here, my friend refer me to this forum when I ask him bout buying prius.

    Found few 2013 and 2014 prius v two with high mileage. Should I buy it? they priced it accordingly which is cheaper by few k. no accidents. off lease.

    2013 147k miles $8500
    2014 157k miles $8000

    - hv battery replacement soon?
    - what other big maintenance coming up soon?
    - any particular things to look out/inspect?
    - any reco for pre purchase inspection in atlanta?

    What do you think?
     
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    Assuming you are going to drive it a few years, I would factor in a $2300 new battery (or a $1400 rebuilt) during your ownership and an $800 egr job at the minimum. So it should be at least $3k worth of good deal and even then you should really like the car, color, ride, etc. It should ride and drive pretty much like a new car and have no obvious defects. Everything else being equal I would take the newer one with 10k more miles. It would not hurt to spend a hundred or so at a dealer and have it checked out and run a carfax on it. I would not finance it longer than maybe 24 months at a low interest rate. Pricing | Hometown Hybrids
     
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    was it well taken care of?

    Did the owner record all previous maintenance?

    is this your primqry car?


    if something breaks are you okay with paying the bill?
     
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    carfax clean. its from fleet leasing/rental. carfax showed all the maintenance done so far but most were regular maintenance. I dont see any major work done. its gonna be my primary driver. I dont mind take this to toyota dealer for pre purchase inspection.

    Saving is at least $3.5k to $4k
     
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    Plan to use drprius app to check for battery life expectancy.
     
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    leaning towards the 2014 as well. thanks

     
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    carfax came back with company owned fleet/lease
    regular maintenance is recorded
    plan to use the saving for repair

     
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    any feedback on using drprius app to check battery expectancy/stress test etc?
    Tested on my friend 2012 prius v with 130k, the battery expectancy is 59% but on the main app screen I can see #7 is always very low, is that mean #7 about to kaput?
     
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    I don't think there is an exact science to testing those batteries. I think that app is measuring how fast they charge and discharge which is an indicator of storage capacity more than voltage. Clearly toyota has limits on cell differences which I expect creates the dreaded P0A80 code but I am no expert. It seems heat will degrade them faster but most reports are they last at least 200k while many make 250k miles or more. A few go sooner.
     
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