Prius 2009 with 100K miles: buy or pass?

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Old 24 Aug 2013, 01:47 pm   #1 (permalink)
tofijoy@gmail.com
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Default Prius 2009 with 100K miles: buy or pass?

Hi all,

My friend is selling his Prius 2009 with about 100300 miles on it. It's a standard hatchback, and he said he will have it pass the state inspection and emissions tests (we are in Maryland) before selling. He is asking $9500. He also said that 2 recalled parts are being replaced currently at the dealership.

The car apparently has been in an accident, and my friend had to replace the rear door on the driver side. He claims that the accident was not a majorone, and that the exterior and interior of the car are in excellent condition.

I have never owned a hybrid vehicle. Would you have any advice on whether Ishould seriously consider buying this car, especially since the car has somany miles on it in 5 years, and it has been in an accident? What are somespecific things I need to find out about this car if I seriously consider buying it?

Is the price he is asking too high? KBB value is ~$9K for very good condition. I wouldn't say that the car is in excellent condition given the accident.

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Fijoy
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Old 24 Aug 2013, 04:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
Tony Bryer
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Default Re: Prius 2009 with 100K miles: buy or pass?

On Sat, 24 Aug 2013 11:47:25 -0700 (PDT) Tofijoy@gmail.com wrote :
> I have never owned a hybrid vehicle. Would you have any advice on whether I
> should seriously consider buying this car, especially since the car has so
> many miles on it in 5 years, and it has been in an accident? What are some
> specific things I need to find out about this car if I seriously consider
> buying it?


The driveline should be good for a lot more

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/604...million-klicks

TonyB

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Old 25 Aug 2013, 06:55 am   #3 (permalink)
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Prius 2009 with 100K miles: buy or pass?

In article <4fede8cc-3d2a-4b51-a93b-62f629772d44@googlegroups.com>,
tofijoy@gmail.com wrote:

> My friend is selling his Prius 2009 with about 100300 miles on it. It's a
> standard hatchback, and he said he will have it pass the state inspection and
> emissions tests (we are in Maryland) before selling. He is asking $9500.


My 07 has 126K on it, had a couple of accidents, runs great.

That being said, I call crack pipe on that price. $5500, maybe, and be
prepared to go up to $6K.

Some of that *might* depend on what package level it is, though. But
overall, with used cars you should always use the attitude car dealers
have when they're looking at a potential trade-in: "we don't care if
you have the leather and premium sound; our buyers are looking for the
basics and don't care about any extras, so we can't pay for that".

Big issue: drive it around for an hour or so, mixed highway/city, and
observe the gas mileage. Reset the meter on the dash and see what you
get on your drive. Drive it like you normally would any other car,
climate control on and everything. In current MD weather, anything
under 43-44mpg average is a red flag.
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