Worth buying extremely high mileage Prius?

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  1. Cee4our

    Cee4our New Member

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    So, I used to own a 2013 Prius but it was totalled in an accident. Luckily I was able to find a really good deal on a 2009 and bought it. Now we're looking for a 2nd car and I've found a 2014 Prius V hatchback for $3,300 with 297,000 miles on it.

    I know I could get a new battery put in if needed and be all-in for $5,000. My question is, is it even worth considering a car with so many miles even though it's not that old of a car?
     
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    Thats about 130 miles a day per 6 years, either the car was an uber/taxi or something similar, if that was the case i would stay away from it, unless somehow it can be proven it was highway miles it would be a good deal, of course you need to check the car history and condition of the car it self.
     
  3. Georgina Rudkus

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    Only if you have the knowledge, time and patience to repair your own car. Otherwise, you will pay dearly for repairs.

    Sounds like a used delivery vehicle or a taxi cab.
     
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    Read the thread which a fella bought a high mile prius for $1,000, then calculate your rainy fund and free time on hand. After that, come back here & let us know what you decide.
     
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    He would be better off buying one with a blown motor for $800 and installing a known condition motor of choice.
     
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    Doing the dollar math above, I would look for a lower mileage for $8,330. Not only it would be low mileage, the battery would be in better shape not having to replace it soon.
     
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