My boyfriends 2001 prius just broke down after 245,000 miles. It is the battery pack and they want about $6000 to replace it. Does anyone know if you can get a used battery pack and is that advisable. also, they said he has to pay it in full before they order the part which has to be shipped by boat from Japan. Does anyone know where he can get one here in the states. he does not mind paying the money but does not want to pay all of it in advance not knowing when it will be here. Some please help, thank you in advance for any suggestions.