Thread: New Prius!
View Single Post
Old 01-15-2021, 01:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: VA
Posts: 1,370

Toby - '13 Toyota Prius C
Team Toyota
90 day: 62.56 mpg (US)

Daz - '15 Mazda 3 iTouring w/ Tech Package
Team Mazda
90 day: 38.2 mpg (US)
Thanks: 324
Thanked 483 Times in 368 Posts
Car was totaled and they accepted the payout, which covered over 2/3 the cost of the newer car. When I hit the deer I tried to take the hit on just the driver's side to avoid smashing the radiator and necessitating a tow, but it crumpled up a bit of the frame on that side. The car is still drivable, but was estimated at well over $4k in damages.

We thought about fixing it ourselves, but with the car being a hybrid, resale value on it would be minimal with a rebuilt title, and my family usually sells their cars when they hit ~250k miles. The hybrid battery, which was quite robust and new when the car was bought 2 years ago, is starting to show some slight signs of wear too, so with factoring that in they decided to take the money and get a newer car.
2013 Toyota Prius C 2 (my car)

2015 Mazda 3 iTouring Hatchback w/ Tech Package (wife's car)
  Reply With Quote