Info about used hybrid cars and their hybrid-battery life
January 22, 2010 12:28 PM Subscribe
Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery.
posted by LobsterMitten to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard the batteries are very expensive to replace when they fail - $3000 is a typical quote. The key question is, if I get a hybrid with something like 70,000 miles on it, how likely is the battery to need replacement within the next couple of years?