sub3marathonman wrote:(bold, italics added)GerryAZ wrote: a 2007 Prius that seems to be burning a lot of oil. I don't think it is leaking because there are no spots where it is parked. It only has 180k miles on it and the engine sounds fine,
I think that's basically it. Even in the linked Priuschat thread, Patrick Wong, who is a very knowledgeable Prius enthusiast...
Another person here is Cwerdna, others who were very knowledgeable and helpful have left the forums unfortunately in the intervening years.
Thanks. Yeah, Patrick Wong is definitely one of the Prius repair and maintenance experts. I have only a tiny fraction of his knowledge in that department. I may not totally agree w/him on definitions of end of life, but he's definitely an expert on what I mentioned.
Yeah, my interests have shifted from Prius over to EVs/PHEVs, esp. Leaf w/most former Priuschat time spent here on MNL and then some. Oh well. People change. It's also partly related to my Prius mostly sitting idle now since my Leaf is my primary car and lack of interest in Gen 4 Prius due to its awful styling. My current day job also keeps me quite busy and some of my personal priorities have shifted.
Prior to leasing my 1st Leaf at end of July 2013, I was taking a break for a few years in between jobs. At certain points, I was taking some classes and doing some job hunting, but let's just say I had a LOT more free time than now.