Author Topic: Prius with 233K miles  (Read 1259 times)

k-del

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Prius with 233K miles
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:13:41 PM »
Would you consider buying it?  2005 with excellent service history according to the Carfax. They want $4000, which is in the middle of the range for purchase from a dealer according to KBB. I have been reading about used Prii lately, so I know the battery will probably die soon...?  I have never owned one. Any thoughts/advice?

Syonyk

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3848
    • Syonyk's Project Blog
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 07:26:25 PM »
I wouldn't buy anything with over 200k miles for $4000.

That's $1000 territory.  You don't know what will go wrong.

... actually, that's a lot less than $1000 territory for me, but "Cash for Clunkers" ruined the used car market. :/

DavidAnnArbor

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2048
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:54:15 PM »
My 2007 prius has 265000 miles on it.

Syonyk

  • Magnum Stache
  • ******
  • Posts: 3848
    • Syonyk's Project Blog
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:59:32 PM »
My 2007 prius has 265000 miles on it.

Would you pay $4000 for it?

k-del

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 4
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 09:06:00 PM »
Thanks for the replies.
I think I will avoid it.  There will be others. I'm also looking at Fits and Leafs.

pdxvandal

  • Bristles
  • ***
  • Posts: 291
  • Location: Earth
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 09:42:35 PM »
My 2008 Prius has 270k miles. I paid 3.2k, but wouldn't go as high as 4k. I think a lot of Priuses from 2008 and above hitting 300-400k miles in a few years.

DavidAnnArbor

  • Handlebar Stache
  • *****
  • Posts: 2048
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 07:15:14 AM »
When I'm ready to get a new car I'll be lucky to get $1000 for my 2007 Prius with 265,000 miles on it.

icemodeled

  • Stubble
  • **
  • Posts: 158
  • Location: Southwest FL
Re: Prius with 233K miles
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 07:10:13 PM »
We have also been in the market to buy a used Prius and had seen 2007-2008 models going for around $5000 with many less miles. $4000 for that many miles definitely sounds pretty bad. I would maybe be ok taking a chance on the higher miles but not for that price tag