My 2005 Civic Hybrid has been an AMAZING car (160,000) up until last week when I got the news that the hybrid battery was dying
From what I’ve read, the Civic Hybrid has a separate starter, so it doesn’t need the hybrid battery to start up. Is it possible to let the hybrid battery die and keep driving the car as a regular Civic?
I’m not so fanatical about the loss in mileage, I’m just trying to hedge my bets on the best way to spend $2800: to replace the battery or bank that money and drive this as long as I can and have a fat down payment on my next ride. At the moment, the car is still driving great, though no one can give me a reasonable estimate of how long until the battery goes belly-up.
Thanks ahead for any ideas on this conversation!