Last post on Aug 06, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Hatchback, Sedan
#258 of 261 Re: Maintenance/repair costs? Is VSA worth it? [idriveaprius]
Jul 21, 2013 (6:15 pm)
I don't own one, but have read with interest about them for a while now. Given your anticipated number of annual miles, the VSA might be overkill. I guess it sorta depends on the car's start in life with the first owner too, doesn't it?
#259 of 261 Re: Maintenance/repair costs? Is VSA worth it? [idriveaprius]
Aug 02, 2013 (1:09 pm)
$2000 for a piece of mind. If you got a good deal on the car and plan on keeping it for a long time, could be well worth it. I had a 1996 corolla with 60,000 miles on it and the A/C compressor went out. A new one was $600. So if a you look at it, insurance is for unforeseen problems. As a plus, if you sell your Prius, by law the company has to prorate the VSA and you get money back. So don't worry about it. Just keep it a secret to your friends because most people I know will always tell you that it is not needed.
Enjoy the MPG
#260 of 261 Re: Maintenance/repair costs? Is VSA worth it? [lfd159]
Aug 06, 2013 (8:19 am)
I spent $2000 on an extended service plan on a used Gen II I bought 3 years ago that had 40k miles. Now it has 100k miles and I haven't used it. The only reason I bought it was because I get my money back if after 4 years I don't use it, so next summer I anticipate getting my $2,000 returned.
#261 of 261 Re: Maintenance/repair costs? Is VSA worth it? [bobw3]
Aug 06, 2013 (9:15 am)
Over 8 years ago I started this blog. I own an '04 Prius with a total 168,000 plus miles and am still amazed what an amazing car it is. It is still delivering 45-48 mpg's and is still a reliable and dependable car. 3rd set of tires and "both" original batteries. No extended warrantee and so much savings along the way. I will buy another one next year. For Sure!