Don’t Buy a Car Like This, Toyota Mechanic Warns

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Difficult lesson learned with a used Prius

If you’re a first-time Prius buyer and you’ve heard many glowing reports about how this Prius is a good vehicle and appeals to a specific type of car owner, you might be overconfident in assuming that every used Prius has been well maintained and that they are a low maintenance vehicle and will not require much maintenance in the first 200,000 or so miles.

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If so, you could be wrong on both counts.

The Prius is a beautiful car, but it still requires diligence like all vehicles when it comes to maintenance. and, it is equally susceptible to a disease of trouble when its owner essentially abuses it until he decides to unload his car troubles on someone else.

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This is the message of a recent Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel episode where its host — Peter — warns viewers that this is what happens when a car buyer fails to get a pre-purchase inspection done on ANY car, regardless of what you may have heard about a particular make and model.

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That said, here’s a sad story of a bad Prius and all the surprises it held for its new owner.

Don’t buy a car like that!

And finally…

For additional articles on protecting against a bad car deal, here are some informative things to help you avoid that kind of lemon:

• Used cars with serious transmission problems to watch out for

• Consumer reports on how to assess the true value of a used vehicle

• An important warning about hidden used car damage for used car buyers

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news on new and used vehicles.

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