1 Of The Most Reliable Cars I've Owned
December 29, 2015
Bought her brand new in NY, March 2007 with 3 miles, currently has 108,XXX miles. Made over 15 trips between Florida, NY, and Canada. Replaced tires 2X, turned front rotors 2X, installed front pads once, never done the rears. Replaced water pump drive belt at 60k and service the transmission. Had 1 bad tpms sensor but decided to replace all 4. Always changed oil before 3k miles, with full synthetic and always dealer service. Last month around 107k miles check engine light came on for the 1st time, it says Hybrid battery is deteriorating, clear the code and kept driving, MPG is not what it used to be but hey she's been good and worry free for almost 9yrs. No longer gets 37.1 mpg but roughly 33.1, when driven harder it's about 31mpg. Average tank is about 530-550 miles, used to be 600+ also, Florida sun plays a big roll in battery life. Overall well put together by Nissan and Toyota. Interior still holding up strong, unlike other cost-effective car makers. Loved it and hope to have it for another 9 yrs. Keep in mind EV battery price have dropped drastically and that is still a maintenance item. Good luck if you're looking for one, last year was made in 2012.