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Originally Posted by Ct. Ken V
Are you sure you're out of warranty for the battery? What state are you in? For an '05-'07, if you're in Calif or a "Calif Emisssions" state [which I believe includes eight other states (all 6 New England states & NY & NJ?)], the highbrid component warranty is 10 years/150,000 miles instead of the standard highbrid component warranty of eight years/ 100,000 miles.
I didn't include the '04 model year in the above list because there were fewer "Calif Emissions" states in that year [I don't know for sure, but I think only Calif & Mass (anybody else out there know which ones for sure?)}. I don't know if the extra years & miles applied to the '01-'03 "classic" (your car) though (anybody else know this answer for sure?). Good luck!!
Ken (in Bolton,Ct)
Originally Posted by Jeffand
You have to take into consideration the over all condition of the car. Also resale value. It would not be wise to sink over $3000 dollars into vehicle if the resale value is less. Trade in value would be about $6000-7000. If the car is solid, and their are no other problems. It would seem to be worth it. The other option is to trade in the car for new Prius. Check to see what the dealership would give you for a trade in.
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