Used Toyota Prius Saloon 2000 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

Toyota Prius Saloon (00 - 03)
  • Toyota Prius Saloon (00 - 03)
  • Toyota Prius Saloon (00 - 03)

Ownership cost

What used Toyota Prius saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Toyota Prius saloon?

Buying a high-mileage Prius can be like buying a leasehold flat. It might be cheap, but if there are only a few years left to run on the lease, it could prove a false economy. In the case of the Prius, the lease is the battery or, strictly speaking, the bank of batteries.

When the battery fails, it won't be cheap to replace; you're looking at well over a grand. At least it's covered by an eight-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.