It failed inspection (leaking exhaust, engine mounts missing) & then started to overheat. What's the life expectancy of my car? It now has 120K miles & I just traded it in (got $4,250 for the trade) for a 2010 Prius ($14,900). Consumer Reviews. I am able to get well over 300 miles in a single tank. $1,917 - $7,441 MSRP Range. Turns out the radiator is leaking, too. Love my '00 4Runner. Answers are generally based on the owner's experience with their own Prius. We have a 1998 Sienna with 135,000 miles on it. Our mechanic says it needs a new exhaust system – including catalytic converter–new radiator, thermostat & flush & engine mounts. If you old an older Prius, you might be nearing the end of its battery's useful life. Don't forget to check out our used cars. For every annual health check that a Prius undergoes, Toyota will extend the battery warranty for a further year, up to a maximum of 11 years of age. Total: $2600. Battery performance and life of any vehicle is determinate on use. Believe it or not, the humble Toyota Prius has been on sale in the U.S. for 12 years. Toyota quality started to drop as its arrogance started to rise in about 2000, maybe a bit before. by Toyota Prius Review from Edison, NJ on Tue Jun 26 2012 Bought car for the gas milage. Average battery life. What’s the useful life of a car these days? Warranty Depending on your state, Prius batteries are under warranty for either 8 years or 100,000 miles or 10 years or 150,000 miles. I’m driving a 1993 Toyota Camry with over 235,000 miles. As opposed to someone who is … What to look out for when buying a used Toyota Prius Mk 2. Also, the gas mileage is still incredible! ... 2005 Prius Review. The question of life expectancy of the Prius is common and a valid one especially when considering a purchase, like other cars this depends on the present mileage and the care that the vehicle had in the past. I purchased a used 2005 Prius 2 years ago ($8500) with 81K miles. Hybrids like the Toyota Prius may save money on fuel, but car shoppers have long wondered how those batteries hold up over the long run. "03 Camry has survived two teenagers, but I wouldn't buy a Toyota now (unless it was an '00 4Runner). We're here to help with any automotive needs you may have. The asking price is $10,000. Donate to help vulnerable communities cope with COVID-19 DONATE Search About how long does the high voltage battery last? The cost of the pack varies with the year of the Prius. This and similar questions have been asked about the longevity of Toyota Prius batteries. This is because of the intensity of cycling is a lot harder on the hybrid battery as it has been done over a shorter time period. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Yoda1nzfxe Junior Member.
And Toyota of Greenville … The car runs fine and drives fine. Toyota claims that the batteries are designed to last for the life of the vehicle, or approximately 125,000 miles. I want to buy it, but I'm a little worried about the life span of a Prius. See our table below for a guide to Toyota’s warranties for each generation of Prius. I have spent about $2,000 in maintenance on the car since 1996, when I bought it with 64k on the odometer. Consumer Reports rates the V6 models to be "much better than average" in terms of reliability. Its still in one piece, running well…until this week. Life After Death: What Happens When Your Prius Battery Dies Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield January 6, 2012 Comment Now! But, car is pretty high tech considering it is 15 years old almost. The Toyota Prius is really attractive, and not very expensive.
They can and do last for 20 years/ 500k miles or more with basic maintainence. I may be buying a 2005 Toyota with 65,555 miles. The 2011 Prius will almost always be in the worse condition. Discussion in 'Prius c Main Forum' started by Yoda1nzfxe, Jan 25, 2018. Accidents, tires, shocks, brakes, batteries, seat belts, door handles, and catching up with 3 generations of old music technology, etc is up to the owner. Also, I heard that by the time the car gets to 100k, the MPG goes under 40. It has only had 1 owner. 2005 Toyota Prius.