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Prius Question

Hi Folks,

I have a 2006 Toyota Prius, with- yes-- 175k. It runs like a gem. I’m trying to decide if I should sell it now, or if the battery pack is likely to go for another 100k… that seems like the big expense I’ll have coming up. Any guidance?


No way to know for sure. I’d ask this over at Priuschat and other Prius forums, see how many folks get more miles out of their battery. But that’ll still be far from a good statistical sample. I would think the cost of buying a new car would be more than the cost of continuing to drive your '06, even if you have a battery failure in a year or two. How much is it worth right now?

You will discover that the value of your car will be discounted to include a new battery…So you are going to buy that battery one way or the other…

Edmunds says that the mileage adjustment on your car is $1800, or about 25% of the value of the car if it is in clean condition; 35% in fair condition. If you get between $5500 to $7500 for it, is that enough for you to get the next car you want?