200,000 miles and still going strong Jesse Rudavsky - CleanMPG - Dec. 24, 2009 My 2005 Toyota Prius parked near Mt Mitchell, NC in early Nov. 2008 The first 200,000 miles... On Dec. 21, at 02:12 AM EST, my 2005 Prius breached the 200,000 mile mark without a single issue involving the engine, batteries or driveline. In fact, it has not had any issue at all! I purchased my 05 Prius used on Feb. 20, 2008 with 84,354 miles on the odometer from Toyota of Middletown RI. My first Prius, a 2002, would have likely been nearing 470,000 miles if not for being T-Boned by a red light runner who totaled my previous 2002 Prius-I :ccry: The hybrid community loses a special vehicle … So far I would have to say my 2005-II Prius had been the most trouble free car I have ever owned. I have not had to do any engine, exhaust or brake work. In fact, the only thing I have had to do other than fill it up with fuel is perform routine maintenance including oil and filter, and air filter changes at the prescribed intervals plus spark plugs and tranny fluid around 125,000 miles out. My Prius has taken me across the North American Continent and back including a memorable trip to South Dakota and Wyoming in the fall of 2008. It has also taken me to Florida several times as well as Canada, Wisconsin, and recent trip to Mt Mitchell in NC at 6,684’ above sea level, the highest point East of the Mississippi. Something many CleanMPG’er will not be proud of (I told Wayne I would never do it again ) but I took the Prius-II up to 107 mph on a flat terrain in a rural area and it didn't even flinch. I suppose the only complaint about the car I have would be the gas tank bladder since in cold weather; I can only add about 5 gallons with 3 indicator lights remaining on the fuel gauge. The 2010 Prius no longer has a bladder. In my Prius travels, I have convinced 7 others to purchase hybrid vehicles. There are countless others who I have talked to about the reliability of the hybrid drivetrain and in particular, the battery longevity. It is probable that some of those individuals or their friends have also purchased a hybrid. I am very much looking forward to the next 200,000 miles and hope to best my 2002’s 349,531 miles in just over two years from now. One more interesting note is that if I add up the miles I have driven in both cars, 265,000 on my Prius-I and 116,000 on my Prius-II, (both were purchased with approximately 84,000 miles on them) plus 3,000 miles on the 08 Prius rental car while I was waiting for the Prius-I insurance repair decision, I have approximately 384,000 Prius miles under my belt and am very, much looking forward to many more! Life with Prius – 200,000 miles and counting On a dark and snowy night, my Prius’ surpassed the 200,000 mile mark. How far will yours go?