How long did your Prius last before you had to buy a new battery?
I'm in the market for a used Prius. I know once the battery goes it is very expensive to replace. I was wondering if was even worth buying a used Prius when my budget isn't very high to begin with.
Thank you in advance.
- PLv 71 month ago
Expect to replace all the battery packs after the Prius is about 12 years old. Which is pretty standard across most hybrids.
- Steve MLv 41 month ago
I replaced the battery pack in my 2008 Prius just recently even though it hadn't thrown a code yet. It was showing signs of battery weakness and I moved to a very hot desert climate that is tough on batteries. There are still many Prii running around on the original batteries after 15 years on the road but it seems a lot of them are due around 12. There is battery maintenance you can do on them to balance the cells and make them last longer.Source(s): https://priuschat.com/forum/
- Robert B.Lv 61 month ago
Whatever it costs, and I have heard from 3K on up, do not buy a remanufactured battery pack for the car, get a new battery pack. I would never buy a used electric car or hybrid as the battery pack is so expensive. Do yourself a favor and get a gasoline Corolla, Camry or a Honda.