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Old 05-19-2020, 02:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
JSH
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Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)

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Personally I'd be looking at something like this

2008 Prius - 105K miles - $5200
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/c...116926513.html



My 2005 and 2009 were the most reliable cars I've owned. The only thing they needed besides routine maintenance was the 3-way valve for the coolant thermos which doesn't actually have to be fixed. The 2005 was sold at 147K miles / 13 years old and the 2009 at 115K miles / 10 years old.

My parents have a 2010 with 185,000 miles that has only had routine maintenance. (No 3-way valve in the 3rd gen)

The 3rd gen (2010 - 2015) drives better and gets a little bit better fuel economy. The 2nd gen (2004-2009) are a couple grand cheaper.
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