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Old 06-19-2015, 07:21 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:31 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:07 AM   #103 (permalink)
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the cars basically a wreck though
how much does it cost to make it a working car again ?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:22 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Deleted. I was very curious. That is seven years newer and $700 less than my Civic!
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:50 AM   #105 (permalink)
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the cars basically a wreck though
how much does it cost to make it a working car again ?
Depends what was really wrong with it. Worst case would be about $2,000.
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:00 PM   #106 (permalink)
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trans and battery were goners
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:04 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Not really. I just looked on car-part.com. A Prius trans (of which there are TONS) can be found for $100. A new refurbished battery from a Prius is only around $1k. A few cells to change out the bad ones? Likely a LOT less.
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Not really. I just looked on car-part.com. A Prius trans (of which there are TONS) can be found for $100. A new refurbished battery from a Prius is only around $1k. A few cells to change out the bad ones? Likely a LOT less.

well I reckon thats crap
the trans is a take forever job as you you have to take half the car apart
trans remove/install

and batteries are noticeably more expensive as a lot of gen IIs are nearing 200k and demand is up. If there are $100 batteries out there, then like this car its a wreck Gen II batteries -- a worrisome trend | PriusChat
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Well, MetroMPG's labor would be his own time.

Looking up a Prius battery on car-part says ~$500.

So, he'll have maybe $800 (say he ships them) in parts? I'd say that isn't too bad.

Labor is his choice if hes willing to do it or not. Doesn't seem like THAT much work to me. Not much more work than a normal trans replacement. He didn't even have to pull the engine out.
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Having done about 5 trans swaps, it isn't easy, and is the most difficult job on a prius, but worth saving $2,000? Obviously I think so because I've done it more than once.

I find it unlikely that BOTH were bad. If the trans went out and it sat, it would drain the battery, which might just need recharged and not replaced. When the 12v battery is dying you can get false errors.

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