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#7 of 10 Re: Service & Repair of Hybrids [pearlander]
Mar 10, 2006 (11:44 pm)
The 15,000 mile service was roughly $135, But while we were there, we noticed that the new 2006 HH has a name plate on the side saying "HYBRID" where ours say "LIMITED". And the "LIMITED" nameplate is back on the back door. We're looking into having the body shop change ours to match the new one. We're guessing that Toyota heard the comments from early owners saying that they wish it was more obvious that their SUVs were hybrids,
#8 of 10 2003 HCH
Mar 31, 2006 (11:26 pm)
My 2003 Honda civic hybrid with CVT tranny is perfect with no problems ever. I have 44K on it now and get 60+ mpg drivin smart. Jim
#9 of 10 Why a Dealer?
Apr 28, 2006 (12:08 pm)
I've heard that service on hybrids is more expensive from my local mechanic. It's a "discouragement" point to buying one.
I used to take my Buick to the dealer for a variety of service. When I found something local I noticed the prices were quite a bit different. Lower.
In fact dealers have a reputation for being really big ripoffs.
For your hybrid what does the 3,000 mile oil change cost you?
#10 of 10 Can anyone recommend a good hybrid mechanic in Los Angeles?
May 30, 2007 (7:08 am)
I have a 2001 Prius which I bought used last year. It has been a great experience and given me no problems at all. I am about to embark on a move across country and will need to drive my prius. I want to take the car to a hybrid mechanic and get it tuned up and checked out, however I want to make sure the person I take it to is reliable and not going to jack up their prices and tell me that there are things wrong with my car that aren't. I'm a single woman and that makes me very gullible.