Should I take my 2008 with112k miles and original hybrid battery=on a 3k mile trip?

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  1. ski.dive

    ski.dive Active Member

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    Should I take my 2008 with112k miles and original hybrid battery=on a 3k mile trip?
     
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    Don’t see why not.
    Of course, if the original traction battery is showing signs of failure (charging up and discharging very quickly - from full green bars down to purple and back up to green, repeatedly, very quickly) - then obviously you shouldn’t.

    Otherwise, 112k on a 2008 Prius Hybrid is nothing in the great scheme of things.
    Mine has 123,800 miles on the clock at the moment and traction battery degradation really is negligible (5% to 8%) I would suggest.

    Remember, the 2nd Gen Prii’s were over-engineered, and with proper servicing and care have been known to reach 250k to 300k miles and beyond.

    By my reckoning, your 2008 is barely run in


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    I agree. You're the one with the super clean engine oil thread. As along as the battery isn't having trouble like mentioned...

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    shes just broken in, go for it (y)
     
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    In terms of hybrid battery health, Prius are at there very best on long road trips of constant speed on the freeway...
     
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    Not enough information to really give a solid answer.
    Neither of those factors...112K miles or original hybrid battery would preclude not going on a 3K trip.

    But only YOU really have hands on, sight seen, concept of the condition of your vehicle.

    If anyone said...112K-Original Hybrid Battery, -3K trip....and then Should I take the trip?
    My answer has to be, How the should I know?

    I would recommend having the vehicle checked out before embarking at the very least.
    On the internet, with only that sentence?
    I can neither say....Yay or Nay.
    You have to take the responsibility for knowing, or finding out what shape your vehicle is in.
     
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    Last year I purchased a used 2008 prius with 232k miles on the original battery. The first 3 day weekend I had we drove from California to Colorado to visit a friend. Got 50mpg and I had a big smile one my face.

    Just check your oil becuase some of these cars burn oil like crazy and a long drive like that can burn oil faster than you would expact. I put a funnel and 1qt oil on top of the spare so I can check every so often and top off when needed.

    You can do a quick check of your oil, raditor fluids, belt, tires if your worried. Cars are not as scary as most people make them seem.
     
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    Can't say if you should or not, but - - -
    My 2004 is approaching 200k and still has the original hybrid battery, with zero signs of any problems.


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    Sent ?.
     
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    I burn very little oil in mine, but the driving through mountains burns more oil than flat ground for sure...
     
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    Well, did you go?
     
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    Not yet!!
    I'm driving from Florida to Vermont and back later this summer.:)
     
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