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neilp123

The Great Prius Dilemma

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Hi all,


Hopefully you guys can offer an unbiased point of view...

So here's the thing. My 2004 VW Bora is starting to chug a little, we've also just come into a little bit of money (11k) so I'm on the lookout for a new family car for myself, wife and 5 year old monster.

I have been offered a 2010 Toyota Prius. It's the Spirit model, so comes with built in sat nav rear camera and quite a few other bells and whistles. It's a family member who is offering it to us, he's had it from new, is a careful driver, has full franchise service history and 35k miles on the clock. It's in immaculate condition and he's offering it for the price the dealer offered him part ex (£10,700). Equivalent Prius' are going privately for between 13 and 14k.

Now I wouldn't usually be looking in that sort of bracket, but obviously it's a very good offer. I could buy something else for say, 8k, which was slightly newer with less mileage, but nothing in the same league. The Prius us tax free, and I would hope to make other savings considering its high mpg and cheap servicing.

So considering the above, what would you do?

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honestly why wouldn't you grab the Prius, the gas mileage alone is far worth the trade up. save the money

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If it was registered after 1st June 2010, it should still have some of the five year Toyota warranty remaining.

The consensus from your Honest John post seems to be to try it - especially regarding the front seats and possible back issues.

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