Trade 07 touring Prius for 09 aura xr

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by idareu, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. idareu

    idareu Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    5
    0
    0
    Location:
    usa
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    III
    I have a 07 touring with 41k on it. I have had no problems with it other than replacing front brakes and wheel bearings. I found a 09 xr aura 4 cly which has a six speed tranny. I like the ay=ura because it is a newer car with premium leather seats, stability control, brake assit, bluetooth, sunroof, remote starter. The aura has 30k on it and has new brakes, tires, filters, blades which means no immediate upkeep expense. I can trade even. pros and cons please.
     
  2. stevemcelroy

    stevemcelroy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    873
    192
    0
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Model:
    II
    What package is your Prius and which model Acura - there is no xr? Even assuming you have a loaded Prius and they have a base TSX the Acura is likely wortha couple thousand more. Id be sure to get a carfax. If it all checks out the TSX is a fun car to drive, as are the other Acuras.
     
  3. idareu

    idareu Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    5
    0
    0
    Location:
    usa
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    III
    No Acura. 09 Saturn Aura xr
     
  4. stevemcelroy

    stevemcelroy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    873
    192
    0
    Location:
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Model:
    II
    Oh dear God - you must be mad to even consider it then.
     
  5. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    19,011
    4,066
    50
    Location:
    Grass Valley, CA.
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    +1

    Seriously? A Saturn?

    Cons:
    Much worse gas mileage
    Lower resale and higher lifetime cost
    Different kind of fun to drive
    More likely to need expensive repairs

    Pros:
    A little newer
    Maybe more fun to drive
    You like it better?
     
  6. kohnen

    kohnen Grumpy, Cranky Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    317
    57
    0
    Location:
    Fullerton CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Saturn's out of business. Getting parts and service on that car will be difficult to begin with, and only get worse. And, Saturn chat forums are dying out.

    The Prius is Toyota's flagship hybrid - Toyota will be supporting with parts and service for the forseeable future. And, we on PriusChat aren't dying out.

    I wouldn't trade if I were you.
     
  7. Pinto Girl

    Pinto Girl New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    3,093
    349
    0
    Location:
    California
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Don't do it.

    Curious that you replaced brakes on the '07 so soon, though. And wheel bearings?
     
  8. richard schumacher

    richard schumacher shortbus driver

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2004
    7,656
    998
    0
    Location:
    United States
    Vehicle:
    2004 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    You'd be nuts to do it. Betcha the other guy proposed this "even trade": he wants to get rid of the thing, leather seats notwithstanding.
     
  9. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    12,544
    2,113
    1
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Ditto. One would be nuts to do the trade.

    I'm also puzzled by both the above. I'm at 60K miles on the original brakes and bearings. Many have gone 100K+ miles and are still on the original brakes. Bearing changes prior to 41K miles or even 100K miles is rare.
     
  10. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    19,011
    4,066
    50
    Location:
    Grass Valley, CA.
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    That's me. I'm at 155K miles and I still have enough pad left to hit 200K at least.
     
  11. justlurkin

    justlurkin Señor Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
    499
    63
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle:
    2007 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I own an '07 with 45,000 miles on it.

    Judging from the condition of the brakes on mine, it won't need new pads until I pass well over 150,000 miles. Also, no wheel bearing problems on mine either.

    I'm surprised the OP needed to have his '07's brakes and bearing serviced at just 41K miles. Maybe he abuses his car (heavy foot, crashes, etc).
     
  12. macmaster05

    macmaster05 Senor Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2009
    4,023
    712
    5
    Location:
    USA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Lmao. I love these threads! First we got the Fiat guy, now this!!!
     
  13. usnavystgc

    usnavystgc Die Hard DIYer and Ebike enthusiast.

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    3,159
    975
    0
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    DO NOT take this trade. I say again, absolutely DO NOT take this trade.
     
  14. danl

    danl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    231
    6
    0
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Vehicle:
    2009 Prius
    Lol this is a funny thread. Thumbs up.
     
  15. Agape

    Agape Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2010
    378
    41
    0
    Location:
    Ireland/Eire
    Vehicle:
    2005 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    Hi from Ireland,

    Ssss :grouphug: ....do not take this trade.
    :typing: here you have and will have a lot of :angel: but your choice :scared:
    c'mon you have the best build car in the world:first: and you want to trade it for car from other planet? ehh:amen:

    Should be easy to put:
    -bluetooth
    -leather
    -remote start ... on Prius
     
  16. LIPriusFreak

    LIPriusFreak Can I haz JDM?

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    449
    33
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Vehicle:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    i gotta better idea.....give me your 07 touring prius and I'll give you my well maintained 99 Subaru Legacy limited...it only has 125k with all new fluids, new OEM suspension, brakes, tires etc...

    The subaru is a beast in winter, much more reliable than a Saturn, looks nicer, gets better mileage AND guess what??? Subaru is still ALIVE AND KICKING!!!

    Since I'm such a nice guy, I'll do an even trade.... ;)
     
  17. JimboPalmer

    JimboPalmer Tsar of all the Rushers

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    12,286
    6,663
    2
    Location:
    Greenwood MS USA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    Parts may be a challenge

    Body is shared with the Opel Vectra (not imported to USA)
    Engine shared with a Cadillac CTS
    Chassis shared with a SAAB 9-3 (also defunct)
     
  18. jadziasman

    jadziasman Prius owner emeritus

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    1,355
    478
    0
    Location:
    District 6
    Vehicle:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    Pros:

    More comfortable and way more powerful than a Prius.
    Slightly newer.
    No worries about traction battery failure or other hybrid system failure.
    Your friends will no longer make fun of you.

    Cons:

    Made by GM.
    Made by GM. (I know I listed this twice - I really, really hate GM!)
    3.6L engine needs premium gas.
    Almost certain to have minor issues and likely to require a major repair if owned 5 years or more.
    Up to $1000 more per year in fuel cost if you drive 20K miles per year - like me.

    Advantage: Prius
     
Loading...