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Old 10-24-2018, 11:43 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I do think a Prius trans would hold up well. Everything is 'buffered' by the motors, so there is no shock loading that can go on. MPG will surely suffer quite a bit with on/off type driving. But, at least you're starting with a higher bar than most. The 2nd gens are notorious for being reliable too.
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