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Old 02-11-2023, 08:30 PM   #1464 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cd View Post
My Civic is having it's electrical gremlin again.
Starts on first crank and runs flawlessly.
Then I turn off the key and it doesn't get the fuel pump to prime. SOOOOO ...I glanced at ads for 3rd gen Prius.
This is double the " $1,500 ", but still cheap enough to show here.
200 + K miles, so no doubt the traction battery is toast.
The body and interior look good though ( 2010 Prius $3'500 214 K ):
I'd avoid the 2010 and 2011 Prius due to excessive oil consumption. The other years are pretty rock solid. Don't discount the Prius C either, they can sometimes be had for less and their battery replacements are cheaper. Gets about 0-5 mpg lower on the hwy and 5-10 mpg higher in the city compared to the full size Prius.
2013 Toyota Prius C (my car) 55-75 MPG
2015 Mazda 3 iTouring Hatchback w/ Tech Package (wife's car) 35-45 MPG
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