I have an '05 with 96k miles
I have an '05 with 96k miles and have no battery issues. Whenever I start it, the battery works great! I think it's mainly due to the fact that my alternator is powered by the 6.0 liter V-8 engine under the hood of my Hummer H2, which cranks out 325 horsepower. This power is also useful when passing malfunctioning hybrids on the interstate, hurdling my 9,000 pound vehicle towards my destination in a timely and oh, so comfortable fashion. I wish you all luck with your respective car troubles.
I bought a 2005 Prius new.
I bought a 2005 Prius new. I live in Florida and it now has 67K miles. I love it because it helps train me to keep my foot off the Gas! Have had NO problems at all. On several 500 mile trips from Atlanta to Tampa I got 50 to 52 mpg on I-75 at 70-72 mph all the way with AC running. Great car.
Bought 2008 Prius in
Bought 2008 Prius in December 2008. Had 2000 plus miles on it. Thought I was getting great deal. Afraid not! Battery has gone dead three times since December. Towed to dealer twice of the three times.
So far, getting same response from dealer - I need to drive car more.
Any other suggestions from anyone? I'm retired and don't drive everyday. Was never told anything about this at time of purchase.
Yes, the so-called "Green
Yes, the so-called "Green States" have to warranty the hybrid drive train, which includes the batteries, for 10 years or 150,000 instead of 100,000. New York State is also a green state as is CT., I believe.