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    Hey guys,
    Some of the questions that I wanna ask are;
    1: what's the technology behind Prius?
    2.Will it be a good decision if I exchange my corolla with Prius
    3. how long does the battery run? Heard that after 5 years u must change the batteries which are very expensive and that's why it's not an economical car.... Is it?
    4. I heard that it gives 25km per litre in city... Is it true?
    5. Are the parts available? And lastly, is it worth it?

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    It do gives 25KM/L in city. You save alot of money from fuel, maintaining it isnt difficult. All the everyday parts are available here.
    The batteries last quite a while and cost around 70k from Dubai
    Driving a prius vs corolla 1,00,000 KM will save you Rs. 3,50,000 . So even if you have to replace the batteries it isnt a a bad deal.

    Consider it as a gamble.
    Cz, once it breaks down, you'll loose all that you have saved on repairing it. There are no qualified mechs. no proper workshops, no technical knowledge here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutePoison View Post
    It do gives 25KM/L in city. You save alot of money from fuel, maintaining it isnt difficult. All the everyday parts are available here.
    The batteries last quite a while and cost around 70k from Dubai
    Driving a prius vs corolla 1,00,000 KM will save you Rs. 3,50,000 . So even if you have to replace the batteries it isnt a a bad deal.

    Consider it as a gamble.
    Cz, once it breaks down, you'll loose all that you have saved on repairing it. There are no qualified mechs. no proper workshops, no technical knowledge here.
    Thanks bro for ur detailed reply
    U said batteries cost 70,000 , so how many batteries do we have to buy at once? And approx time when the battery dies? 5 years or more?

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    me also getting an offer to exchange my 1.6 A/T corolla 3500 km driven with a 2007 prius should i go ahead or not?

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    u shud exchange your corolla with prius without a second thought...and it gives milage even more than 25km per litre....parts are also availible now....batteries last a very long time 5 years wont be a big deal for it and you only need one battery that costs 70000 as mentioned by some fellow pakwheeler above....its not a really big battery it is just a small size battery pack...and yes it is totally worth it
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    Certified mechanic availability is a challenge, it is a fact. However, it is an excellent car. If you drive 2000km or more per month, then Prius can save you about Rs. 10,000 / month in fuel costs.

    There are 2 batteries in Prius. First one is conventional 12V (low voltage just like any other car) and second battery is Hybrid pack, which powers the car. So far Toyota has sold more than 4 million (40lac) Prius cars worldwide. For a brand new car, Toyota offers 100,000mile (320,000km) or ten years warranty. Even though warranty is not offered in Pakistan. We can still assume that the hybrid battery will last atleast 10 years. You may visit www/hybridcars.com and read a research conducted with a Brand New Prius 2002 model and same tests with a Used Prius 2002 model driven for ten years with 100,000 miles on it. There wasn't any noticeable difference between the two cars. Used Prius was up to the same performance as the Brand New one. Hybrid Batteries were still good after ten years.





    Quote Originally Posted by Faisalsaeed11 View Post
    Thanks bro for ur detailed reply
    U said batteries cost 70,000 , so how many batteries do we have to buy at once? And approx time when the battery dies? 5 years or more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsh247 View Post
    Certified mechanic availability is a challenge, it is a fact. However, it is an excellent car. If you drive 2000km or more per month, then Prius can save you about Rs. 10,000 / month in fuel costs.

    There are 2 batteries in Prius. First one is conventional 12V (low voltage just like any other car) and second battery is Hybrid pack, which powers the car. So far Toyota has sold more than 4 million (40lac) Prius cars worldwide. For a brand new car, Toyota offers 100,000mile (320,000km) or ten years warranty. Even though warranty is not offered in Pakistan. We can still assume that the hybrid battery will last atleast 10 years. You may visit www/hybridcars.com and read a research conducted with a Brand New Prius 2002 model and same tests with a Used Prius 2002 model driven for ten years with 100,000 miles on it. There wasn't any noticeable difference between the two cars. Used Prius was up to the same performance as the Brand New one. Hybrid Batteries were still good after ten years.
    100,000mile = 320,000km ??
    Pa g, ay ki keh raye O???
    its 100,000 mile = 160,000 km
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    You can go for prius without any doubt. Toyota claims that the battery will last the life of the car, which they have put on 2,88000 kms. There are very very rare cases of battery failures(some claim that there are none battery failures in US since prius launch) so if you check the fuel saving aganst normal car it is a lot. Simple calculation is as below:

    Say you drive 25000 kms/year, so cost for a normal car with average 15Km/liter will be 1,66,6666 kms(assuming petrol at 100/liter) and same with prius assuming average of 24 Km/l will be 104166 and the saving will be around 62000/year. Now mutilpy that by 7 years(assuming you are buying a 100,000 kms driven car) you will save 4,20000. So the decision is yours but ensure that you get a low mileage car.

    Check this out :

    http://news.consumerreports.org/cars...-performs.html

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    Get a car with a price tag of less than 1,200,000. and a fuel consumption of 14 km / ltr. drive it on petrol for upto 20k km per year and forget about buying a Prius for atleast 4-5 years.
    Get a car with a a consumption of 12 km per ltr and forget about Prius for 3-4 years.
    do some calculations keeping future worth and present worth of cars in mind. measure risks in terms of (probability of failure) * (cost of failure). I am sure you ll rule out buying a prius.
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    ^keeping the above options in mind also see what prius has what other cars dont have. if it is comfort then a belta or lancer (price tag of upto 1200k) can give you the same level of comfort. Axio and others can give you more comfort.

    If resale doesnt matter to you and you want to have the joy of keeping a high tech and not so common car then by all means go for a Prius.
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    i don't drive my car much nor does these feul average matter much to me

    i need some power n premium comfort buss

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