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Posted by jdobb2001 on May 16, 2006, 4:20 am

Sam Inman wrote:

Not worth it, you wont see savings since the car is priced much higher
than the equivilant sized cars that do 30mpg. and those batteries will
cost 4,000 if they fail.

Get the Prius if you want a Geewiz techy type car but if you want to
save money over the life of the car get something else.

Posted by Bill on May 16, 2006, 4:23 am

Batteries cost $195.00.

Posted by Bob Wilson on May 16, 2006, 5:02 am

The replacement cost, new, is a little over $,100 not counting shipping
and handling. Economies of scale have significantly reduced the
replacement cost of new batteries. BTW, use batteries are half the price
on Ebay.

Would you like to try another myth?

Bob Wilson

Posted by Michelle Steiner on May 16, 2006, 5:59 am

Equivalent sized, but not equivalently featured.  Plus, the Prius gets
at least 15 MPG more than them, typically 20 to 25 MPG more, and some
people have been getting 60 MPG regularly.

If they fail within 80,000 miles (within 100,000 miles in California,
NY, and most New England States) they will be replaced or repaired for
free.  And by the time you have more than that mileage, they will cost
even less.

*If* they fail.  There is about as much chance of them failing as there
is of an engine failing.

But to answer the original question, they don't cost more than a regular
vehicle to maintain.

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

Posted by B. Peg on May 16, 2006, 6:23 am

I love postulated myths.


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