April 30, 2019
I have owned a Prius for five years . It gets amazing gas mileage and gets me from Alabama to Texas on one tank of gas . Phenomenal!
I just paid the car off and it has 70 K miles. I am now selling it and just purchased a new Buick Encore after a lot of research ( weeks ) .
The only negative about the hybrid cars is that replacing the battery is extremely expensive, and shelling out $3 K on an older car is not an easy choice . Frankly , I hate being gouged , and being a victim. I feel Toyota could recondition the batteries for $ 1, 000 and keep many customers .
If the battery replacements were reasonable , then EVERYONE would drive a hybrid ! I decided not to buy another hybrid because the hybrids cost MORE to purchase and then the owner is saddled with a huge battery cost that seems to make a person question the economy of the decision in the long term .
Three thousand dollars is way too much for a battery . But the Prius is a reliable and brilliant vehicle , and is fairly comfortable and easy to handle .