My civic is 8 years old and
My civic is 8 years old and when I noticed the mileage was just not as goo,d I took it to the dealer. $3100 for a new battery. It is running fine and will do so until I get another car. Not worth replacing it. Won't buy a hybrid again and I was an ardent ecological driver. The oil change cost eat up your fuel savings. You can't take the car to a local mechanic as no one is trained on hybrids. Dealer maintenance is just too high. Looking at Jetta or Cooper now.
I am considering buying a
I am considering buying a used Ford Hybrid Escape with 84,000 miles. Wondering how long these batteries last? I understand the cost to replace is $5200. Also curious on the overall maintenance of these vehicles. The benefits out way the costs. It's a moral dilemma on Earth Day. Ecology or Economy?
vw's die die die.
vw's die die die.
i would not recomend getting one if u want it long term :/
The right thing??The carbon
The right thing??The carbon footprint for electric vehicles is larger than for gasoline fired vehicles.
20k to replace the battery at 8 yrs. Contiual voltage depletion over time. After 6 yrs the vehicle will have zero value.
We almost always get 300,000
We almost always get 300,000 miles to our hondas, doges, and mazdas we've had. Then take them to the junk yard to get $1000 dollars.
I have a 95 Honda Civic (
I have a 95 Honda Civic ( which I love love love) has 189,000 and have never had an issue with anything. I am in the market for a used hybrid now, but am nervous about getting stuck with one that will soon need a battery replacement. Battery advice anyone? :) Is it enevitable that all hybrid vehicles will eventually need new batteries, or does this only happen because the vehicle is poorly cared for?
Riley.You mention that your
Riley.You mention that your IMA light is on but wont that cause you check engine light to come on ? and wont that cause you to fail your inspection. I also have a IMA light on @ 175400 and it wont pass inspection in NY. It seem to run great but I wont be able to drive it any longer without spending big bucks to get it repaired. Any suggerstions ouy there.
Paul from western NY