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Old 12-02-2022, 10:19 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nathan jones View Post
They just recycled the iron, glass and pvc from a gen 2 to sell you it again. It's different from say houses, cars are an integral part of western and now eastern economies

..regarding '2023 prius wow'
Thats why the european manufacturers have always quoted extremely long oil change intervals. The maintenance cost over time wins in advertising, its marketed as green, and it props up sales of their new cars as the cars won't last as long after the warranty period is up.
Thats why they say anything can be made to last forever if you take care of it, because its more or less true on vehicles. Swap a bmw that is known for rod bearing failures before 100k to 1997 Toyota maintenance scheduling and it'll do 200k+.
This is also why other manufacturers have started to increase their maintenance intervals as well including Toyota.
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