I am considering selling my brand new 2007 Honda Accord SE and buying a 2001 Toyota Prius. Most of these vehicles retail for just under 10,000 and have between 90,000 and 100,000 miles on them. I've heard rumors that the battery may have to be replaced near the 100,000 mile mark. Does anyone know if this is true? Is there a way to check the battery life? What else should I consider? Overall -- is this a good idea or a bad idea?
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