Thinking of selling Prius!

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by olddude, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. bisco

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    camry has a belt, i think it's $20.
     
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    Some Canadian members, tideland for one, reported $79.95 deals.

    What are the 4 qts/ltrs plus 2 replacement washers, just under $40? That's up here, maybe cheaper in U.S.?

    The main expense I think is that service departments are so often completely oblivious to what it is.
     
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    I would say keep it also.................. As the Service manager at my dealer says it's bullet proof compared to other Toy's that's a mouth full.
    I save $1500 a year in fuel add that in the your spread sheet, also my friend Tom has 279k on his and still has original battery pak
     
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    I get free oil changes up to 200,000 miles it was a deal the dealer was trying it was a $100 when you bought the car !! They have stopped the program but honor all of us that did it.
     
  5. bisco

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    to save $1,500., you're driving 25 - 30,000 miles a year, yes?
     
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    I'd have to agree with the others who suggest hanging onto the Prius. Though you didn't get it brand new, you got it while it was still fairly low mileage, and have driven quite a bit with it since, so now you know what its "history" is like. Don't forget about the nice buffer the Prius offers against gas price hikes.

    A used car is a hit and miss gamble. You could get lucky and end up with a car that was well cared for by its previous owner(s). Or you might get one that was owned by someone that had a lead foot and blew away all the other drivers during every "stoplight grand prix race", and never bothered to do maintenance on it.

    Just hang onto the Prius for a few more years. Or better yet, drive it into the ground so you don't have to worry about a car payment again for a long time. Sure, maintenance might be an issue at 150-200k miles, but an $800 repair you had to do one time is cheaper than $300 a month for 36 months, in addition to possibly higher maintenance costs and gas.
     
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    I just have to say that there's nothing special about the 100,000 mile mark in any vehicle. Perhaps, on the average, vehicles tend to transition to higher maintenance at say 177,300 miles? And if we measured the distance traveled in rods instead of miles, would 30,000,000 rods be the point of concern. Or, if we expressed our miles driven in hexadecimal, would FFFF miles be the issue? If there is a point of concern for a Prius, it's when warranties run out at 60,000 and 150,000 miles.
     
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    You are right that round numbers are arbitrary, but humans do tend to find them to be memorable.

    I'm guessing that you won't be celebrating your next post (which will be your 400th) ;) :) :cool:
     
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    I'm in the don't get rid of it until it's needed camp. My '05 Ranger is paid off, has 180k on it and it still runs like a champ, costs me nothing beyond maintenance and has not let me down, so I have no reason to even think about getting rid of it.

    The car I replaced with my Prius was a 05' Chevrolet Equinox and it was paid off, but it was starting to cost more in repairs than it was worth, so we made the decision to drop it and get the Prius while we still could. Had the Equinox not been giving us constant problems, we'd still be driving it.
     
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    2010 and 80K miles on the clock is a fairly new car. Well, not exactly new, but not old either. I think its a keeper.
     
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    Just to remind some folks, the OP is going to trade for a car of "equal" value, so there won't be any payments for 36 months or otherwise.

    My thought is that trading a used Prius for a used something else just to get a car that "might" be 2 years newer doesn't make a lot of sense. My guess is that the "new" car will end up needing more repairs before the "old" Prius would have. If I weren't planning to trade our 2014 for a new Prius in 2017, I wouldn't hesitate to keep it well past 100,000 miles. We may not trade, but depending on options then, I suspect we might want some of the new technology so that is the plan.
     
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    idk, other non hybrid toyota's have pretty darn good reliability quotients.
     
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    That they do, but the OP gave no indication what vehicles were being consider and I'm not sure what one can get for a Prius on an even trade. I think the OP has a good question, but one better answered when the options are known, like should I trade a 2010 Prius wth 80,000 miles for a 2012 Corolla with 50,000 miles?
     
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    agreed, o/p must have gone to the shore for a few weeks to mull things over.:cool:
     
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    Keep your Prius. It's paid off. It is known as the car that is least expensive to own/operate after 5 years (Consumers Reports), and Toyota has a good reputation for a reliable product, especially the Prius. I've got a 2010 with 120,000 miles on it, and other than having to replace headlight bulbs every 30k miles, it's been remarkably trouble free.
     
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    It's just broke in, no reason to sell it now. I actually have an 05 with 99k, but sold my 2013 with 20k. The 05 handles the road it seems to me better on the highway. My wife was scared to death driving the 2013 at 70mph. , and those tinny sounding doors she couldn't stand when you close them on the 2013. Had to get her something heavier , she wanted a small suv instead. I still drive the heck out of my 05 Prius though.
     
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    Truthfully I'm almost at 100,000 miles for 2010 I was looking today and wondering the same thing however the guy talked me out of it here LOL I think I'm just going to be back I don't foresee that many problems with it in the future I'll deal with it want to come
     
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    Get a Leaf if you don't drive more than 50 miles at a time. It won't need maintenance and the prices have been plummeting. Wait until the 2nd generation Leaf comes out and the G1 will be very affordable. The total cost of ownership is much lower for the Leaf than just about any other vehicle if you are going to own long term (5+ years).

    If the limited range is a problem, then keep the Prius. It should be reliable for many years to come.
     
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    "Tinny"? What's that really mean? They didn't fill the doors with enough heavy asphaltic sound deadener? That's one of the dumbest common complaints about cars. If the doors fail a reasonable strength or crashworthiness test, that might be a legitimate complaint. So would rattling.
     
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