My uncles friend bought a 2004 prius- Yes, I ain't kidding. It's hybrid battery is messed up, I do not know which Juggaar they use to start it up in the morning. He got it for cheap though.
What usually happens in Pakistan and world wide too- Drive the car like a maniac, once a few problems pop up and you know there are some major ones, spend a few bucks on it <20,000-/ and sell it off by lying your face off and saying Qasmay, headache transferred to next owner.
I could buy a Prius 3rd gen, drive it around for a year or so, keep the savings, then sell it off, once I realize that the hybrid battery is messing up, fill with some Hi-octane to give it a zero meter feel and voila.