Question about 2002 Toyota Prius
My 2002 Prius has 94,395 miles on it & dealer tells me it needs a new transmission for $5,000 with 1 year guarantee. They say it's not a common problem. Other transmission garages say transmissions should last longer than 94,000 miles. Toyota is offerring little support- although I own two Prius cars and have been a long time customer of Toyota, and have always had my cars serviced by the dealerships.I am worried that if I invest to fix the car, what next major problem is going to occur? Any advice???
Looking at the age of the vehicle - I would not invest $5000 in it.
Look in your local business pages for second-hand parts dealers, and get a quote for small garages to do the work of replacing it.
Chances are you will find a low-milage transmission for $250, and pay around $200 to have it installed - so for $450 you're good to go again.
If this was a younger vehicle, then yes I would go through dealerships to keep the logbook perfect; But at this age it's only 3 years off it's designed lifetime, and 10 year old vehicles are very low priced.
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