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I have no idea where people who always seem to comment on these types of articles get their information. We purchased a Prius 6 years ago. It was the least expensive car we've ever purchased. It now has 80,000 miles on it and has never needed any major work. My husband drives 50 miles a day to work and back and consistently gets 50+ mpg. It is quiet, clean, and a perfect car. He easily saves $1000 yr on gas over you truck driving manly men, who clearly are overcompensating for something. We will never buy another non-hybrid/electric car. This is the future. You can all keep fighting it, but eventually good will win and progress will be made.
Also, the battery life on the Prius is warrantied for 8 years or 100,000 miles, but there are no cases of batteries ever going out on them. And no, it is not worse for the planet. Check the sources on any article stating otherwise, they are always funded by big oil companies.
the battery technology needs to advance.
after 3 or 4 years, it craps out and costs thousands $$$ to replace.