Prius (and Hybrid cars in general) in Rural Areas

Asked by Apr 26, 2016 at 01:33 PM about the 2002 Toyota Prius Base

Question type: General

I'm looking into getting a Hybrid car. I like the idea a lot and I'm convinced
it's the way to go except for one thing... I currently live in the city, but I do a
lot of traveling to rural areas and may even move back to the country. I'm
concerned that if anything were to happen to the Prius (rare or not) I
wouldn't be able to find someone to work on it. (Think of middle of nowhere
kind of places like South Dakota and Nebraska). Is this a legit concern?

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Yes it sure is! there is a lot of research on Hybrids I'm in ANN ARBOR crazy greener than green city. Definitely purchase what you like but make sure your eyes are fully open, these vehicles at the current time are still some what of a novelty... Really, I see lots of problems with the Prius and other hybrids research CAREFULLY a battery replacement for example of course full of PBSo4~~Acid 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 (3rd Generation) Prius Battery Prices The 3rd Generation has an MSRP of $3939, less the $1350 core credit when applicable. CAN YOU SAY VERY "UNGREEN".. Regards

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Really depends on what's wrong I suppose.. If the CVT transmission were to fail, although I've never heard of one single case from anyone, that would be a big problem... Is there any Toyota dealers within 100 miles ?? Or, do you have an independent mechanic you can use???

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As long as you do proper preventive maintenance, and regularly check and change your fluids, you should be OK. There are three main problems that these cars have: 1 High Voltage Battery, 2 ABS Module/Accumulator, 3. Inverter Coolant pump.

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