|Toyota Prius Models||SPECS||PRICE|
|Hybrid||1.8LHyb/PULPHybrid with Premium UnleadedCVT AUTOCVT auto||$7,700 – 11,880|
|i-Tech Hybrid||1.8LHyb/PULPHybrid with Premium UnleadedCVT AUTOCVT auto||$9,900 – 14,850|
Toyota Prius 2010 FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Prius 2010 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
BUYING from auction leaves you little room to move if something goes wrong. It's a ``buyer beware'' scenario, and unfortunately you didn't show enough caution. The fact that it was a 1999 model -- when Toyota didn't start selling the Prius here until 2001 -- and the price was $10,000 should have tipped you off that something was amiss. Toyota's technical people say the earlier Prius is quite different to the car they sell here, with a different ECU and battery pack. The result is that Toyota dealers don't have the diagnostic equipment to determine what might be wrong with your car. Even though this is a grey import, Toyota is willing to help out if you call their customer hotline.Show more
Hybrid or diesel?
Both will give you good fuel savings in the sort of driving you're doing. The hybrid would likely be better in stop-start driving, the diesel better for open-road motoring. The diesel would be cheaper to buy and have a better resale value in the medium term. People are still sceptical about the life of the batteries in the hybrid -- though there is no evidence to suggest they are a problem -- but it has a negative effect on used values. You would also be tied to a Toyota dealer for servicing. The broader trade has yet to develop the expertise to look after the complex electrics of the hybrid.Show more