where to get a Prius with a DEAD hybrid battery for cheap?

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  1. InGearX

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    so per my investigation some Preus like 2005 with a dead hybrid battery will still drive at 55 MPh or so?
    that would be OK for me :) I just drive once a month ...

    is that true? for what models? years?

    and some people were able to get them dirt cheap for like $1500?

    and put in a new battery for $1500 from electronautomotive or so :)

    is there any place I can try to find such a "dead" Prius? around North East USA - now in NYC

    I tried newyork - craigslist dor org hmmm where else to search?


    thank you!

    PS would it be legal to register it "dead" battery Prius and all in NY? and pass a NY emissions inspection?
     
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    A Prius cannot drive with a dead traction battery whoever told you that knows nothing. A Honda can however. To find a cheap one your gonna have to look around like everyone that finds cheap ones does.

    Also the fact you can’t even spell the cars name right leads me to believe you should get some other type of car. Something simple, non hybrid, like a Corrola.
     
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    If the battery is going its not a pleasant experience. After a few minutes it goes into limp mode, which takes away your ac and power steering. Not to mention every warning light full blast on the dash.

    If you want to get a cheap car you can always get an auction car but they usually have 3 or 4 major problems that cost more than the car is worth to fix, which is why they're at the auction.

    Craigslist is your best bet if you expand the search to surrounding areas and be prepared to look hard.
     
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    auto auction

    you'll never pass admissions
     
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    thanks...
    this guy shows how he is able to drive it

    what do you think about that?
     
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    ooops typo
    how do I edit my original post?
    thank you
     
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    please don't be so harsh
    that's not a moto of a Prius owner ;)
     
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    I think your an idiot who knows nothing about cars. So now what?
     
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    I don’t think you know anything about a Prius owner. You are without a doubt someone who should never own a Prius. See how I spelled the cars name? Take note my friend.
     
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    That would be Corolla, not Corrola.:D
     
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    And I used to own one. Go figure. :cool:
     
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    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    A Prius is a computer with wheels. It monitors and logs everything. When the traction battery is dying, it will illuminate some idiot lights and tell you "I am wounded!".

    The car will drive between normally and limp mode. And then the fun bit, at any point it can go to anywhere in that scale. But if you clear the codes, the light goes away. The car has amnesia and thinks all is well. And drives normally yay!

    You as the human know that the car is wounded and you just propped it up. If you then continue to ignore the car will eventually realize it is still wounded and throw codes. You can play this game usually for a while, like months or even a year or so. But every time the car tells you something's wrong, it is worse than it was the time before.

    And eventually fire and brimstone erupts from under your rear passenger bench. Literal fire, metaphorical brimstone.

    78820_Prius_Battery_Damage.jpg
    The car tried to tell you. You ignored it.
     
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