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    Default A Dilemma - Getting Prius or a Local Car

    I am new to PakWheels however i have been reading reviews and people talk both in favor and against Pruis/Hybrid Cars... I was about to get a Prius in another week or so however after reading thoroughly, doubt are creeping up my mind.

    Questions / Advice Required

    1 - How would the car do in Lahore roads in raining season, when water is about bumper high. My 2003 Vitz never got shut down or caused any issue.
    2 - Is the car really gives an average of 21 or 22 per liter or is it just a myth (again.. advice required by a Lahore Resident Prius User)
    3 - Are there mechanics readily available, especially for fixing its electrical issues.. checking with a computer and stuff ?
    4 - How about oil and air filters, which need to be changed regularly ?
    5 - I have been seeing Prius on the roads for couple of years now and its presence has increased over the last year, what does it mean ? Does it mean that its becoming more affordable and easy to maintain ?
    6 - How are the availability of Internal Parts (other than normal things like side mirrors, lights) or do the owner need to import it ?
    7 - What is covered under Car Insurance ? Is batteries, electrical motors, fans covered ?

    The biggest question to what i am looking for an answer is "Can this car be easily looked after by a normal mechanic and even if not a normal mechanic, how easily can the Prius owner get one"

    If one has a budget of around Rs. 1.8/1.9 million, what would be the best option in Lahore ?

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    any one please...
    my decision is based on valuable feedback from any one of you guys…

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    I am stuck with the same problem? Go local or JDM Prius, sine the Prius imported by Toyota is out of budget.

    Need to know the following:

    1. Cost benefit? Buying a more expensive car but saving on fuel, is it worth it?
    2. What will be the cost for spares?
    3. Reliability?
    4. Finding a trustworthy guy to buy from? Don't mind paying a little extra.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    ask around for Prius mechanics and its general ownership costs.
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    Go for PRIUS. it gives 20 KMPL mileage in islamabad. and 35 KMPL on GT road. any mechanic can fix its mechanical issues, but local mechanics even at toyota can not fix its electrical issues. but its electrical systems are very robust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    ask around for Prius mechanics and its general ownership costs.
    if anyone had ever bothered to do that prius here would've been as rare as a kangaroo

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    @op
    get a toyota 2.0d it is more economical then prius (when you add fuel +maintenance costs)

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