Rennie_

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About Rennie_

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  • Toyota Model
    Prius
  • Toyota Year
    2005
  • Location
    Tasmania
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    Rennie
  1. I recently got a 2005 Prius, it needs a new HV battery (or at least it's not working properly). Fan goes on almost straight away, engine never turns off. Big triangle warning light and a couple of others. The "Problem" notification on the Touch screen. Went for a drive today and got another "Problem" with main battery symbol on the Touch screen. Car had bad acceleration, engine higher revs, electric motor not in use afaik. So the battery is the first step to fix it ;p Should I go for a new one (about $3k installed or maybe I can do it myself) or should I look for a reconditioned one? Car has done ~200,000km, everything else seems ok so far. Another question, is there a warranty on the batteries if you do it yourself?
  2. Hi, I have an interest in Corolla Sportivo, however they all seem to be 6-9 thousand dollars for anywhere between 130-200k km. This seems kind of expensive to me as I am thinking if it is worth that to have a "vtec" style engine again. One of the main reasons I am interested is that they are a good mix of practicality, sports, economy, and comfort. Corollas in general seem to fetch a higher price around here. What do you guys think?