July 29, 2002 – May 19, 2009
I was told there was an electrical short. It would have needed a new inverter and catalytic converter. I don’t pretend to understand how all that stuff works. I had to believe the diagnosis from the dealer, since the local mechanic I had gone to couldn’t tell me diddly. The repair cost would’ve exceeded the car’s value. So I had little choice but to give up on it, even though Toyotas and Prii ought to last a lot longer than seven years
Of course, I had plenty of choice in what to replace the Prius with. I’ll get into that another time, as that’s related to an internal monologue I’ve been having with myself about cars for the past four months. Also, any sympathy I gain from the sad tale of my Prius will surely be lost when I try to justify how I decided upon my new mode of transportation.