I'm looking for a first car for my daughter. She wants something small, and I want something fuel efficient. The Gen 2 (2004-2009) Priuses (Prii?) are in my price range (<$6K), but every damn one I've found has over 150K miles on the odometer and quite a few have over 250K miles. Since the main power to the wheels is shared between the battery and the little put-put engine in this vehicle, should I not let the miles bother me as much? How many miles can these things go without an expensive battery swap?
What else should I look for? I'm already feeling greedy and want navigation, backup camera, JBL sound system, and fog lamps -- like I enjoy with my recently-purchased Toyota Solara. I think that puts me in the "Touring" trim line for the Gen 2 Prius, but I'm not sure. I've only been shopping for one online for about 48 hours.
- posted 1 year ago