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Old 05-21-2020, 07:41 PM   #13
wrxsubaru
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Originally Posted by 4S-TURBO View Post
Without going in the weeds I will agree up to a point about Prius having owned a used one. But cooling systems in those fail, as do battery packs without warning. And itís cost prohibitive to fix and at that point the value is zero.

My point is mini van buyers typically keep a while and put a ton of miles on them. Toyota V6 engines and trans are proven to go many miles with minimal maintenance. Itís why they hold their value for so long. Prius values plummet at the end of their warranty for a reason.
No idea what your talking about on this one. Please stop while stop while behind.

Cooling you mean the waterpump thats $60 and 1.5 hours of labor for a gen 2 prius. They go out every 100k or so. Or are you talking about the inverter pump thats a .5 hour job on the gen 2 as well? Or $1300 battery pack for a gen 2 prius. I literally have had 4 battery pack failures and changed 3 of the packs at about $1300 for a gen 2 prius and 1k for gen 1. I have never experienced a failure on anything newer than 08....

Deprecition rate on Toyota hybrids is not bad usally slightly above average, but.... If like your claiming a van owner keeps their vehicle for waaaaay longer than average the depreciation curve really does not matter much.

https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Hybrids-lead-the-charge-in-holding-sales-value-5769360.php
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