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post #16 of 72 Old 01-24-2014, 08:33 AM
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Anyone knows of any HH doing over 200,000 miles?

I'd like to drive mine to 200,000 miles at least. That will probably take another 2 years from here (just turned 160,000).
Ran into a guy a while back in a parking lot at a local Safeway. He had a 4 year old 4WD HH and was towing a light trailer. He reps products for a company coast to coast and had over 200k on his vehicle. Told me it was the best decision he ever made to buy the HiHy and all he'd ever done was basic maintenance. His prior vehicles had always been small trucks like
Tacos and he was thrilled with the better comfort and much higher overall mileage that he gets, not to mention the higher maintenance costs of his prior vehicles.

Also, his company reimburses him for mileage, so he said his pocket was much fatter.

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Ran into a guy a while back in a parking lot at a local Safeway. He had a 4 year old 4WD HH and was towing a light trailer. He reps products for a company coast to coast and had over 200k on his vehicle. Told me it was the best decision he ever made to buy the HiHy and all he'd ever done was basic maintenance. His prior vehicles had always been small trucks like
Tacos and he was thrilled with the better comfort and much higher overall mileage that he gets, not to mention the higher maintenance costs of his prior vehicles.

Also, his company reimburses him for mileage, so he said his pocket was much fatter.

HTH,

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That's nice. However, the hybrids are not really intended for highways, at least not initially. I get the worst mpg on hwy because of my fast driving (at and around around 80 mph) but get the best benefits during weekend cruising trips (like driving along A1A at 35-40mph) or in and around the city (stop and go).

It's would be nice to know if someone has been using HH in the city environment like taxi. Remember the stories of early Prius in Vancouver, BC doing over 300,000k (kilometers I think). I wonder where did it end up.

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Just found 2 on on flea bay:

2006 (gas) with 335,524 miles (holy cow!!!)
2006 (HHL) with 199,980 miles (and looks like new)

2011 Highlander Hybrid Ltd (106,300 miles)
2009 Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid (my other ride)
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That's nice. However, the hybrids are not really intended for highways, at least not initially. I get the worst mpg on hwy because of my fast driving (at and around around 80 mph) but get the best benefits during weekend cruising trips (like driving along A1A at 35-40mph) or in and around the city (stop and go).

It's would be nice to know if someone has been using HH in the city environment like taxi. Remember the stories of early Prius in Vancouver, BC doing over 300,000k (kilometers I think). I wonder where did it end up.
That HiHy guy said he did a lot of local driving.....

Also, one of my sons is a cab driver in Phoenix. Drives a '12 Prius w over 200k on it. He says their fleet is full of high mileage Prii with many second gens approaching 400k with no battery replacements...and their mechanics love them as they need little maintenance compared to the higher mileage ICE only cabs...

I would think the HiHy would fair as well.....
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That HiHy guy said he did a lot of local driving.....

Also, one of my sons is a cab driver in Phoenix. Drives a '12 Prius w over 200k on it. He says their fleet is full of high mileage Prii with many second gens approaching 400k with no battery replacements...and their mechanics love them as they need little maintenance compared to the higher mileage ICE only cabs...

I would think the HiHy would fair as well.....
Great, this is all I neede to hear. I want to stay with my 2006 HH a bit longer.
Thank you.

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nearly 200k on mine

I have a 2006 and about 194k with no unexpected issues.

The inverter has failed twice, once before the recall issue was known, and the second time shortly after. Used to tow a fairly heavy boat with it, and have pulled a trailer all over the US with it.

it recently got hit in the side and rolled. While we await insurance resolution, we were able to drive it home. We'll be parting it out sadly.

Might buy another used 06/07 as they are pretty reasonable now.
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you rolled your HIHY and it still drove home?! Thats awesome! woot safe car!

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Yes, our Highlander Hybrid 2006 has 208,000 miles and still going. Radiator went at 150k, replaced, ignition coil went at 120k, we replaced, and we replaced the clutch somewhere north of 100k, and new breaks at 140k.
We drive back and forth from mid state NC to the coast quite frequently.
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08 Hybrid coming up on 120k miles. Changed water pump and timing belt at 88k, on schedule. No issues with anything failing so far.

I just checked the recommended service at this mileage and I must say I'm surprised. At this point I was expecting to change out most if not all of the fluids. But in addition to regular oil/filter and checking up on things, it's only calling for changing the spark plugs.


love love love my HiHy!
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09 HH almost 39,000 miles. No winter driving until last week when I gave my Corolla to my daughter. Mileage is disappointing in cold weather and driving up and down hills around my home. The only time I can get published mileage is when I am on a beach vacation where there are no hills and it is warm.

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That's nice. However, the hybrids are not really intended for highways, at least not initially. I get the worst mpg on hwy because of my fast driving (at and around around 80 mph) but get the best benefits during weekend cruising trips (like driving along A1A at 35-40mph) or in and around the city (stop and go).

It's would be nice to know if someone has been using HH in the city environment like taxi. Remember the stories of early Prius in Vancouver, BC doing over 300,000k (kilometers I think). I wonder where did it end up.
Not really a city but it's within the Arctic Circle!



The nearest Toyota dealership is 750 miles away in Whitehorse. It's driven in permafrost where roads dips and heave and people take the taxi to nearby towns 200 miles away cause it's cheaper than flying. There were a couple of warning lights but the vehicle is running fine with no weird noises lol.


The Prius taxi in Vancouver was sent back to Japan (2001 Prius) and he was given a 2003 Prius. He made it his private vehicle in 2004 and bought a new 2004 Prius as his cab. It's off the road now after 1,500,000 km (just under 940,000 miles).

http://driving.ca/toyota/prius/auto-...blazing-cabbie
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Saw a Taxi Hybrid Highlander with 364,000 Miles on it
that one was at the end of its useful life I would say.
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I'm really interested in this thread as I want to buy a HiHy next. I currently own an 07 Camry Hybrid that I've owned from new. The Camry has 155,000 miles, still returns close to 6 litres per 100k or 39 mpg and has been extremely reliable. Water pump under warranty, brakes at 120,000 miles and a neutral safety switch.
I read somewhere that some HiHy's have suffered expensive inverter failures, is that still a problem with newer models? Are there any other problems I should know about?
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Traded 09 w/ 135k

We just traded in our 09HHy with over 135k miles on it. Other than shoes and other routine stuff, the only thing that went bad was the motor on the rear door hatch --- too expensive to repair, so we opened manually the last year. Replaced the 12v battery once, but the hybrid battery still good to go. Got a 15 HHy and loving it --- except the bluetooth really sucks.
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