2005 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Great car! Runs as well today as it did 1st day I bought it! The issue is maintenance costs, which are considerable IF you don't do your own maintenance! We've had no recalls, no repair under warranty, BUT the maintenance costs to-date approach $5000! That breaks down to about ($995/mo to be exact!) $3900 more than my 12 yr old pickup that I drive everyday! Ask to see the maintenance schedule & visit the repair shop and checkout the listed maintenance schedule prices! A REAL EYE OPENER! Oh, if I only knew then what I know now! OUCH!
Maintenance cost on my 2004 Prius is $173/10K miles, including tires, 12V battery, oil change, air filter and spark plugs... At 157K miles, I still have original Hybrid battery, struts.
I don't know what you are talking about.