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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?
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My personal opinion:

A LOT of owners have been disappointed with "re-mans" because they still contain old cells.
So if you MUST do this, I think the new one from Toyota is a better gamble.

BUT.........

I don't think keeping ANY car as a daily driver for 30 years is a smart thing to do. Especially one with a hybrid battery.
I think your money would be better spent if invested in a newer model.......without a battery.

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You mean an all-gas car?
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You mean an all-gas car?
Yes. The hybrid design was never intended to be a permanent fixture in the transportation pool.

It was created to help meet the mandated MPG requirements short term and be a platform for some battery "experimentation".

Hopefully some other technology will come along soon (fuel cells ??) and replace the hybrid niche.

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