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Why You Should Not Buy A Toyota Prius

I do not want you to buy a Toyota Prius, and here are my reasons for it.

According to some popular YouTube guys, the Toyota Prius is the worst car you can buy. Well, are they right or not? I will tell you my opinion on why I think you should not buy one.

The Toyota Prius Is Terrible Because It Has Great Fuel Economy
I want people to spend hundreds of dollars at the pump... said no one ever. The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular vehicles because it keeps your hard-earned money in your pocket.

2008 Toyota Prius Fuel Economy

I hate it that my Prius gets 57 miles per gallon; it is so frustrating. Saving all that money makes me just want to get rid of it. The fact that Toyota could even conceive of a car that gets such good gas mileage is beyond me. Please do not buy a Prius so you can save on gas.

The Toyota Prius Is Unreliable
According to Scotty Kilmer, the Prius is a bad car because you cannot change the alternator due to high voltage. How dare Toyota design a vehicle that has fewer moving parts that could fail and have someone stranded. Terrible.

2010 Toyota Prius bad head gasket after repair

Prius is so unreliable that owners are reporting hundreds of thousands of miles without any significant issues. Even those crazy hybrid battery packs have become better over time and kept people on the road longer.

Toyota wanted to push customers away so badly that they made it 10 years 150,000 miles with their battery warranty. Tragic.

This article is satire if you did not catch on to that. It is refuting claims that the Prius is not a great car to own and operate. Prius is reliable and very economical. They are beautiful cars, and I can attest to that after owning 14 of them myself.

I hope this sparks a few laughs for my readers out there and helps curb those "Monday Blues." Have a great day, everyone, and I look forward to seeing you in the following article.

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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in depth Prius coverage from our reporters.

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I have a 2010 Prius, about 150,000 miles. I really liked the car. Transaxle inverter was grinding , then quit. Title was salvage. Toyota refused to fix. I'll never buy any Toyota ever.
I had a Toyota Prius V 2014 for almost 7 years and after driving over 180000 miles found I didn't have enough to replace the battery and was screwed.
My 2012 Prius V has 235,032 miles. Brake work at 183k, spark plugs just a few thousand miles ago. Regular oil and air filter changes and tires. Thats it for maintenance.
My wife’s 2008 Prius was purchased used on 2010. Great little car with few problems (currently 125,000 miles). I have noticed the mileage slipping for a bit this winter. I was lax on maintaining tire pressures( Will correct) but I think changing spark plugs may help even more. That’s a lot of miles on spark plugs. Wife loves her little red Prius. How does one “refresh” or otherwise service the drive battery?
I have a 2008 Prius and have had it for 14 years. It is the best car I have ever owned. It has never cost me a dime for anything other than tires, windshield wipers, and normal maintenance. I highly recommend it!
Why the hell would any one buy a car that needs to be serviced like normal, use gas slightly less and needs more frequent battery replacements? Buy an EV or ICE car and get done. Why get the worst of bort worlds?