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Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 5:39 pm

8-year warranty.  I understand the 10-year warranty is only in California
(US models).  I'm curious to know if the MSRP is higher where they have the
10-year warranty or if the cost is spread across those who have an 8-year

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on July 7, 2006, 6:02 pm

Bill wrote:

US Prius info:

basic new vehicle warranty:  3 years/36,000 miles
powertrain warranty:  5 years/60,000 miles
hybrid system warranty: 8 years/100,000 miles

If you purchase/register/primarily drive a 2004-current PZEV Prius in a
CA emissions state, the hybrid battery alone is further covered under
the CA emissions warranty for 10 years/150,000 miles.  For a 2004 Prius
those states were CA, ME, MA, NY, VT.  For a 2005 Prius those states
were CA, CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT.  I'm certain that more states
adopted the CA emission guidelines for the 2006 model year, but I do
not have that list.

Posted by Cathy F. on July 7, 2006, 6:13 pm

Okay, back up to 10 years then - I'm in NY.


Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 7, 2006, 6:02 pm

Also in states that have adopted the California emissions criteria
(mostly New England states and New York State).

The MSRP is the same throughout the country.

Stop Mad Cowboy Disease:  Impeach the son of a Bush.

Posted by Bill on July 7, 2006, 6:07 pm

So the answer, then, is that I'm paying for part of a two-year warranty I
don't have.  Oh well, I'm also making up the difference for someone else's
child tax credit.

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