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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#150 of 261 Re: 2001 Prius At 50K [sarahdance]
Aug 01, 2008 (7:44 am)
I understand that the early Priuses (2003 and older) did have some problems here and there. For brokers, check the Yellow Pages under Automobile or Automotive - Brokers. Priuses, right now, are seen as gold-plated. It might pay to put out the money to get it repaired and then sell it. Last year, Priuses were popular, but this year (after gas crossed the $4 line) they are in huge demand. You didn't state what you paid for the car, but whatever it was, it likely would have been that much more this year. My suggestion would be to skip the extended warranty, get it fixed to your satisfaction and sell it. You'll have no problem selling it, I'm sure. Charge enough to get all your money back that you've put into it. Buy another small Toyota product (Echo, Yaris, Corolla) that get good gas mileage and make a deposit and put your name on a new Prius waiting list. You can always step out of the line if you want to. I understand the 2010 Prius is to arrive in January, 2009. Good luck.
#151 of 261 Re: 2001 Prius At 50K [rick294]
Aug 02, 2008 (4:07 pm)
Thank you very much for your suggestions. I bought the car for $17,000, thinking that the freeway stickers were worth 2K or 3K. Now I owe $14K and the car is not shown as being worth more than about $12K at best, but it has these problems which, until fixed, would make it worth less. At the moment I am bummed, but I am looking at the options and will figure out the best way to go. Thanks again.
#152 of 261 Re: 2001 Prius At 50K [sarahdance]
Aug 03, 2008 (7:30 pm)
My suggestion would be to fix-er up now and sell ASAP if you're uncomfortable with the car. There is no better time to sell a Prius than when Gas prices are around $4/gal. Prius's no matter what yr, have never been in such high demand... Call a dealer and find out how long the wait list is for a new one. Last I checked in our area it was 3-4 months.
#153 of 261 Re: 2001 Prius At 50K [sarahdance]
Aug 03, 2008 (8:18 pm)
Get rid of a 2001 Prius. It is vastly inferior to the 2004-2008.
Aug 04, 2008 (5:29 pm)
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Aug 06, 2008 (11:55 am)
So glad to share the good news that my '04 Prius is running well after a 6K trip out west. We hit the Highplains of the Dakotas, the vast mountains of Montana (Bear Tooth was amazing 11,000 ft) The Prius handled the climbs like a trooper. Milage was between 44-47mpgs most of the time. We went on to Glacier Nat. Parks and again not a single problem. Lastly, we went thru Bonnaville Salt Flats in Utah and the temps were over 104 degrees. I managed over 520 mile tanks of gas multiple times b/4 the last blip blinked. I TRUST THIS CAR! That's a fact! Your friend that started this site. Railroadjames
#156 of 261 Re: Western Trip & 86K [railroadjames]
Aug 06, 2008 (2:52 pm)
Groan...I'm sitting here in my cubicle at work being forced to read about someone's wonderful trip. There oughta be a law...
#157 of 261 Re: Western Trip & 86K [rick294]
Aug 14, 2008 (9:29 pm)
THERE IS......The Law Of Retirement! Gotta Love It! Railroadjames
#158 of 261 90 K Miles And Still Keeps On Ticking!
Oct 13, 2008 (6:28 pm)
Actually well over 90K miles on the '04 Prius. A few dings and a chipped tail-light lens (compliments of a huge S.U.V.and the usual wear & tear. 2nd set of tires and only an additional "wheel alignment" (very much needed). 2 head light bulbs and a couple of chips on the windshield. Oh! Slightly dirty uphostery (never get beige again). I still think the "blue"' is the best color of choice. Best dang car ever and I've had over 50. Everybody notice how many more there are out there now?