Would you still buy a 2017 Prius Four that hit a deer?

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  1. 2017Prius

    2017Prius New Member

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    I found a very sweet, one owner 2017 Prius Four with low mileage & a great maintenance history but had hit a deer. It comes with a Lifetime Powertrain warranty. Would you buy a Prius that's had this type of damage in the past?
    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Mambo Dave

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    Is the car totaled?

    Is the car cheap enough?
     
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    nope. i had a prius that was hit by a deer and completely repaired by a toyota dealer.

    it ate tires, and could not be repaired.

    'lifetime power train warranty' is a joke
     
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    Really depends on the damage and what had to be repaired. Hitting a deer could be anything from a small dent to being totaled. Was the car declared totaled by an insurance company? You don't want to have a car with a branded/salvage title. You may lose the manufacturer warranty. They may even refuse to do recalls on your salvage car. An extended warranty from some used dealer may not be very useful either. Even if it wasn't totaled you don't know how well the repairs were done. I had an accident that wasn't totaled but afterwards the alignment was too far off they couldn't get it back into spec ever again. So it chewed through tires.
     
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