2007 Prius Touring
I'm seriously thinking about a 2007 Prius Touring with 77K. It's at the top of my price point. Mostly, I want the gas mileage, the comfort of the room up front and the longevity of a Toyota. My concerns are about the battery and anything specific to the model/year that could cost me money in the long-run. How many more miles can I reasonably expect from the battery and what would be a fair cost estimate for a replacement or recharge? I drive my cars until the doors fall off and average about 6K miles a year. Some people have said that the 2007 has a crappy paint product? Is there a more trouble-free year or model for the Prius? I am still not clear about the difference between the base and the touring model. Any advise from a Prius expert or honest owner would be appreciated.