New or Remanufactured HV Replacement Battery?
Hi everyone, I have a 2006 Prius with about 115K miles and a failing HV battery. I have narrowed the numerous repair options down to: buy a Cardone reman battery from Rockauto for around a grand (plus the core charge) with a three year warranty, or buy a new Toyota battery for around two grand (plus core charge) with a one year warranty. I will do the install in both cases. This is a car that I would like to keep for another five or ten years or more. I'm thinking the factory battery will last me significantly longer. My sister in-law drove her stock HV battery to around 275K miles and then a deer killed her Prius. I have heard of many other people who have no issues with the HV battery for the life of the vehicle. But other people start having HV battery problems around 100K miles. My thinking is that if I go with the factory battery I am likely to get at least 100K miles out of it, but if I buy a reman battery, it's more of a gamble. Any thoughts?