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    • By Turn to Grey 11th Oct 17, 1:22 PM
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    Toyota Prius
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    • 11th Oct 17, 1:22 PM
    Toyota Prius 11th Oct 17 at 1:22 PM
    BIL is thinking about one, budget up to £5000 with average miles relevant for year. Has anyone any real time experience with one, for / against ?

    TIA
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    • By spinybif 11th Oct 17, 2:16 PM
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    Had a Prius as previous car, great until about 80,000 miles when it started burning more oil than petrol. Apparently common problem which I believe has resulted in class action in America.

    Don't believe the MPG, I managed about 50 on mixed town / motorway driving; replaced with a diesel Gold which regularly does better mpg on same journey
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 11th Oct 17, 3:27 PM
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    battery replacement costs??
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    • By ssparks2003 11th Oct 17, 3:54 PM
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    battery replacement costs??
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Prius - £1,003.80 plus VAT and fitting charges

    Prius Plug In - £4,355.23 ex VAT

    Prius Plus - £3,102.58 ex VAT
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th Oct 17, 4:07 PM
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    Had a Prius as previous car, great until about 80,000 miles when it started burning more oil than petrol. Apparently common problem which I believe has resulted in class action in America.

    Don't believe the MPG, I managed about 50 on mixed town / motorway driving; replaced with a diesel Gold which regularly does better mpg on same journey
    Originally posted by spinybif
    Although I've never owned a Prius, I've always been disappointed when speaking to friends who own them. I routinely achieved 65-70mpg out of a 17 year old Lupo, yet it seems to achieve 60mpg in a Prius requires you to drive in small towns only.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 11th Oct 17, 4:07 PM
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    battery replacement costs??
    Originally posted by GunJack
    You can get refurb these days for much cheaper as well.
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    • By sevenhills 11th Oct 17, 5:56 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 5:56 PM
    Although I've never owned a Prius, I've always been disappointed when speaking to friends who own them. I routinely achieved 65-70mpg out of a 17 year old Lupo, yet it seems to achieve 60mpg in a Prius requires you to drive in small towns only.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Quite good for a medium/large car.

    I am lucky if I get 38mpg

    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 11th Oct 17, 9:46 PM
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    Prius - £1,003.80 plus VAT and fitting charges

    Prius Plug In - £4,355.23 ex VAT

    Prius Plus - £3,102.58 ex VAT
    Originally posted by ssparks2003
    the upper of those prices will probably keep me in cars for the rest of my life, probably the Mrs too
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    • By hollie.weimeraner 12th Oct 17, 8:37 AM
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    I have recently bought an Auris Hybrid and am very pleased with it. Went to Norflok last month and returned 70mpg. Too and from work through Sheffield I return about 52mpg. You need to check whether or not it has had the hybrid battery checks at service and if it hasn't then it may be worthwhile asking the seller to have one done before buying as it will give you some idea of the state of the battery.
    Owning a hybrid isn't all about mpg though it's about causing less pollution.
    Remember if you buy a diesel and only do low mileage you're likely to clog your DPF filter (if fitted) and need to do longer runs to clear it for regeneration. (http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5725400)
    I have had 3 Toyotas now and find them to be the most reliable cars I've ever had.
    Last edited by hollie.weimeraner; 12-10-2017 at 8:42 AM.
    • spinybif
    • By spinybif 12th Oct 17, 9:29 AM
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    Last post doesn't make sense

    MPG determines the pollution figure !! the higher the figure the less you fuel you are using to cover the required distance, less fuel = less emissions.

    What does help in a hybrid is low road tax but my Golf is only £20 per year so hardly a deal breaker

    Best MPG in Golf was 91 travelling from Warrington to Oldham and back, admittedly at a quiet time of day on a smart motorway restricted to 50 mph
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    • By almillar 12th Oct 17, 2:40 PM
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    MPG determines the pollution figure !! the higher the figure the less you fuel you are using to cover the required distance, less fuel = less emissions.
    Well, yes, more miles per gallon, mean you've gone further on a gallon. But what about the type of fuel you're burning? Prius is petrol versus diesels in this thread.
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