That reminds me
That reminds me of the two fuel pumps my parentís Ď86 Volvo had. Why they couldn't design a single pump that would make it from the tank to the injectors is beyond me. But when one pump went out it was only a matter of months until the other went out.
Thanks for the info.
So far I've only changed my
So far I've only changed my oil once.
The one thing you'll want to get is the electrical diagnostic insurance. If I remember right, it's $800 - $1,000. If something goes wrong with the hybrid system it's $100/hr to diagnose and fix. It only takes a day in the shop to come out even.
Otherwise, I don't expect maintenance to be horribly different than my wife's Scion.
I think having a good water
I think having a good water pump would be the key here. You should try to get things straight from the likes of the Felpro Brand and the like in order to get things right and straight. Hope all is well by now.
I've had my 2009 prius for
I've had my 2009 prius for about a year and a half, I got it from a certified dealer used. I do alot of driving and have put over 40,000 miles on it since it became mine. that being said, aside from routine oil changes I have only had one major expence which was the water pump (the expensive one which runs about $500) and the drive belt which was rotting and cost a little over $100. From what I have researched on my own this seems pretty standard for repair at this time in the cars life. When this became a problem all my lights came on at the same time and the air conditioner was surging as well. No noticable changes with the driving of the car and I got it the dealer same day. Lucky for me I opted for the advance warranty and only had to pay my $50 deductable for the pump. I wound't consider there to be yearly major car repairs as I haven't experienced this with my prius. I think I am actually coming out a head with this car considering all the money I have saved on gas and the amount of travel I've put on the car. Just thought I would share!
We figure we've saved 4513
We figure we've saved 4513 gallons of gas in 133,425 miles just averaging 40mpg (we do little city driving and have lead feet...lol) driving our 2005 Prius over our other cars which get about 17 mpg. Figure that at your local rate and you'll have more than enough to replace just about everything on the car including the hybrid battery and still have lots of $$$ left over. Heck, the savings equal over half the cost the car!!! The discipline comes in putting aside the savings in gas for those repairs or a down on the next one! Hope this reply is till useful even if your question was 3 years ago...