Camry Hybrid

Anybody got any idea what the battery maintenance is going to be like on the 07 hybrid Camry?
How long do these things last before replacement and what sort of costs to
replace?
David
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What is Toyota saying in this subject?
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I am trying to get some 'real world' feedback on the subject ...

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On Feb 18, 4:20 pm, "David Vincent-Jones"

AFAIK, none of Toyota's hybrid batteries are failing including the first generation Prius. Although the batteries are lasting a lot longer than expected, I haven't heard any educated guesses re. just how long they will go. Clearly over 100,000 miles but how much over is anyone's guess. A 4 cylinder Camry will be cheaper to operate over the long haul but a Hybrid Camry allows you to send a one-fingered salute to the mulahs. It's your money...
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As long as you don't try to make say aboot and eh, I am OK with that. When you Canadians take over, do I get free health care?
Ed
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That is why they say "If you think health care is expensive, wait until its free!"
Hybrids are hype. The premium you pay for the technology can buy one helluva lot of gas over the years and you'll only get payback after 100,000 miles plus. If you want fuel savings, buy a 250cc motorcycle for less than $5000 and get 70 mpg.
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As opposed to SUV hype, designed to get folks into high profit vehicles rather than more practical minivans with lower profit margins? It's all hype. Hybrids aren't special in that regard.
The premium you pay for the technology can buy one

Yeah, I agree. Hybrids are still more political statements than economy cars for the masses. Still, they demonstrate to the mulahs that the American economy is strong enough support these fuel saving vehicles in ever increasing numbers.
and you'll only get payback after 100,000

This is not true. Payback varies with usage. In-town users get faster payback than highway drivers. Of course once the battery pack goes TU, there goes the payback.
Also, nearly everyone I know who owns a Toyota Hybrid uses the dashboard display to help them achieve high mpg. They all modify their driving habits to increase mpg.
If you want fuel savings, buy a 250cc motorcycle for less than

Sidecar for the wife and kids?

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How can you say this without knowing price of gas in let's say 2010 or 2014 ? Maybe it will not be cheaper? Price of gas is rising every year... and the trend does not seem to be ever reversed.
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I can say that with some certainty because the initial purchase price of a Camry Hybrid is MUCH more than a 4 cylinder Camry and I have confidence in the lack of leadership in Washington - they'll do nothing to raise taxes on gasoline in order to reduce fuel consumption. Adjusted for inflation our current gas prices aren't all that bad. And a 4 cylinder Camry is one of the least expensive cars to operate whereas a replacement battery pack for the hybrid will cost a couple thou.
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I used my time machine and discovered that the batteries lasted 9.56 years on average.
We have a honda hybrid. I bought a 8 years 120k mile warranty for $1100 for the 2005 Accord hybrid. When I sell it in 6 or 7 years, the extended warranty will make the car very easy to sell in my experience. That factor is ignored by the magazines that tell you not to buy extended warranties on new cars.

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