Hard Lesson Learned with a Used Prius
If you are a first time Prius shopper and have heard many glowing reports about how that Prius is a fine vehicle and attracts a specific type of car owner, you might be overconfident in assuming that every used Prius out there has been well maintained and that they are a low-maintenance vehicle not requiring much care the first 200,000 miles or so.
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If so, then you could be wrong on both counts.
Prius is a fine vehicle, but it still requires diligence as all vehicles do when it comes to maintenance; and, it is just as susceptible to a malady of problems when its owner essentially abuses it until they decide to unload their car troubles onto someone else.
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That is the message in a recent Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel episode where its host---Peter---warns viewers that this is what happens when a car buyer fails to have a pre-purchase inspection done on ANY car, regardless of what you may have heard about a particular make and model.
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That said, here is a sad story about a bad Prius and all of the surprises it held for its new owner.
Don't buy car like this!
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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