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Big difference between 2008 and 2009 Prius?


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I was thinking about buying a used prius over 100k miles. Is there a big difference between the 2008 and 2009 models?


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Also, these 2nd gen Prius IMHO are better. Cheaper parts and easier to do DIY like oil changes. The 3rd Gen has open oil filter and not in a canisters. and real PITA to get to the spark plugs.

I can do a full Mobil 1 oil change with filter for $25.

Clifford Chong

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There are no differences. Both Prius share the same chassis and design since 2004

The 2010 Prius is a different design with slightly better specs but more expensive.


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Thanks a lot for all your help Mr Frenchie. You are one of the better posters on these forums!