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Old 09-11-2019, 08:27 PM   #722 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Found out this evening that a friend of a friend traded in her immaculate, relatively low-kilometers '08 Prius for peanuts a couple of weeks ago because the "transmission went".
Ah, the Used Car Department's dream...

The transmission in my wife's 2011 minivan with 211,000 miles went a couple months ago. Halfway home from the 1000 Islands. The rental, the one way U Haul with trailer a few nights later to get it home and gas for the U Haul ran about 8 or 9 hundred. The replacement transmission was a $100 deductible.

Hopefully I can stall on replacing the minivan until spring. A pair of snow tires is a lot cheaper than 6 months of payments on the minivan she wants to buy.

Hopefully I'm not trying to sell a 9 year old minivan with a quarter million miles next spring, but I don't know where I can stash it. It's too good to get rid of but not good enough to sell.

Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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