2009 Toyota Prius 4 Door Hatchback, Leather, Nav, No Reserve, 40,000 Miles! on 2040-cars
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
The car has always been garaged during my ownership. It has performed perfectly; the only visit to a shop was for a minor factory recall for the water pump. Tires are General Altimax, with about 75% of tread remaining. The car is equipped with leather, AM-FM radio with 6-CD changer, backup camera, Bluetooth, and NAV. Most features can be controlled either by voice or by way of buttons on the steering wheel. I have all manuals, the cargo mat, retractable cargo cover, and rubber floor mats. I have only ONE key. (I bought a spare key fob but have never taken it to a dealer to be programmed to the car. That spare key is included).
I purchased this Prius 3 1/2 years ago from a shop in Charlotte NC that repairs "salvage" cars exclusively. The North Carolina title, which is clear and in my name, says "Salvage Rebuilt" in the "title brands" box. The car was nearly new when involved in a front-end collision and the insurance company chose to write it off. The front fenders, hood, bumper, and radiator mounts were replaced with parts from another Prius that had been struck in the rear. North Carolina inspects cars regularly during this process, and acquiring the original title was not a problem. If you examine the photos carefully, you will see that there also is a slight misalignment of both front fenders where they meet the bumper cover. (In cold weather they stay in place, but in summer they pop out about a quarter inch.) A local body shop estimated less than $100 to repair this imperfection, but I see no reason to do so. A "salvage" title means two things: the manufacturers warranty is void and the car has been damaged with repairs costing over $2500..
The paint has the minor scratches and a couple of rock chips on the front that would be expected on a 4 1/2 year old car. The "outside temperature" monitor is not working. There is a small bleach spot on the rear cargo mat. For it's age, I would say that this car is in excellent condition, and with only 40,000 miles it has many years of service remaining. The odometer reading will increase slightly, as the car is being used locally.
This Prius is an excellent buy and I feel sure that it will serve someone well for many years. It would sell for thousands of dollars more without the salvage title. Mileage consistently averages over 51 MPG even in the mountains. We are selling because we have too many cars for a 70 year old couple! If you want to talk about the car, email your phone number to me.
Toyota Prius for Sale
Auto Services in North Carolina
Automobile Parts & Supplies, Machine Shops
Address: 6042 Asheville Hwy, Horseshoe
Phone: (828) 684-0684
Automobile Parts & Supplies, Auto Transmission
Address: 1309 Cotton Grove Rd Ste D, Salisbury
Phone: (336) 249-8769
Auto Repair & Service, Automotive Roadside Service, Towing
Phone: (910) 286-3745
Auto Repair & Service, New Car Dealers, Automobile Parts & Supplies
Address: 1401 Bridford Pkwy, High-Point
Phone: (888) 440-1432
Auto Repair & Service, Brake Repair, Tire Changing Equipment
Address: 409 Featherson Rd, Wesley-Chapel
Phone: (803) 548-3227
Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
Address: 1779 Bingham Dr, Pope-Afb
Phone: (910) 423-2963
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:57:00 EST
Despite the earnest efforts of Japanese automakers like Toyota and Nissan, the American pickup truck scene remains wholly dominated by the likes of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. This is not news. Part of the reason is because of the sheer number of variants offered by US automakers - everything from work-spec base trucks to house-leveling heavy duty models can be had, with a seemingly endless combination of engines, cab sizes, bed lengths and trim levels. It's a hugely profitable business, and though the Japanese automakers still offer competitive fullsize trucks, in terms of sheer volume, they simply don't compete.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:44:00 EST
But American pickups aren't just about work; there's a huge play aspect involved, too. Look at the desert-storming Ford F-150 SVT Raptor or the Ram Power Wagon - these butch trucks are built with superb off-road prowess in mind, and Detroit's Japanese rivals have once again largely been silent in this segment. Until now.
Introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota now offers the TRD Pro series of models that, in addition to the crazy-orange Tundra seen here, includes the smaller Tacoma pickup and 4Runner SUV. And this isn't just some pretty appearance package, either - there's honest-to-goodness capability baked into all of the TRD Pro models. Intriguing, for sure, so I recently spent a weekend with the big boy Tundra to see what's what.
After Sunday's big game, YouTube will be the place to watch every commercial that you missed when you left your seat for an emergency guac refill or, as we say in Cleveland, took the Browns to the Super Bowl. That makes YouTube the nation's water cooler on Monday, and it's got some preliminary stats to share in the lead up to kickoff.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:45:00 EST
As you know, Super Bowl advertisers, particularly automakers, like to endlessly tease their big budget commercials in the weeks before the game, many times revealing them outright days in advance. Because of this, YouTube can tell us which commercials have been viewed the most so far, and their top five list is all automakers.
Kaley Cuoco appears to have been a good investment for Toyota, as her ad for the RAV4 has garnered the most YouTube views - six million and counting - among Super Bowl commercials so far. Second place goes to Mercedes-Benz, though not its actual Super Bowl commercial, but rather the teaser for it. You know, the one with Kate Upton and the car washing, which is up to 5.6 million views. Third place is Audi's Prom commercial (3.3M views), fourth goes to Volkswagen's slightly controversial Get In, Get Happy ad (3.3M views), and the fifth and final spot is bookended by the teaser video for Kaley Cuoco's commercial (3.2M views). You can watch all five in order below.
Ford is ready to call the ball on its 2013 sales totals, predicting a first-place finish for units sold in the US for a single brand. The company anticipates selling more than 2.4 million vehicles when all vehicle sales over the last 12 months have been tallied, repeating the victory it trumpeted over Toyota last year.
According to Ford's accounting, it sold 329,677 more vehicles than did Toyota in 2012. This year, the Blue Oval expects that margin to grow; through the end of November, Ford says it has outsold Toyota by 396,041 units.
Retail sales of Ford products are projected to exceed 1.7 million units for 2013 (the best retail result in 6 years for the company), with passenger cars accounting for 600k of that total. The redesigned Fusion is expected to crest the 290k mark, and the Fiesta is said to be ready to hit a model-record of 70k-plus. Meanwhile, utility vehicles and trucks are still paying a lot of bills in Dearborn, with the new Escape racking up an expected 300k sales and F-Series trucks chugging along at 688,810 units sold thru November.