Posted by Neo on December 29, 2010, 3:57 am
In the 2011 February Issue of Consumer Reports, a
2002 Toyota Prius 4dr sedan with 206,000 miles was
borrowed and tested again. CR noted that the Prius traction
battery still had no noticable wear and that its
fuel efficiency was exactly the same as it was
nine years ago. However, the Prius's 0 to 60 mph
acceleration was a second longer
see pages 8-9.
Posted by bwilson4web on December 30, 2010, 12:42 am
We have a 2003 Prius, 135k miles, and with a perfectly working
traction battery, I swapped it for a ReInVolt pack and kept the NHW11
modules. Every single one of them looks perfect, it didn't even have
the sticky goop TIS. I've tested two modules and their Ahr is coming
in above 5.5 Ahr. The trick is to drive the car for economy and "heat
is the enemy."
I can believe the engine eventually wears out but I've never really
worried about 0-60 time as 13 seconds is more than enough for me.