Sell My Car: Toyota Prius July 14, 2017
The Toyota Prius is the first petrol-electric hybrid car to be introduced on a mass scale. The first model hit the market in 1997 and set the stage for a more futuristic way of driving. With
lower running costs and less harmful emissions, this cleverly designed car has been a popular choice with the shrewd car owner. The Prius is the most fuel-efficient car of its size, making it very attractive to the more environmentally aware car owner. Sadly, every car has its day so if you own one of these cars and it’s past its best, you might be thinking ‘I’d like to sell my car!’
Hybrid cars have a conventional engine, though they also have an electric motor to improve their efficiency. The Prius has been the best selling model in this category. It can run on
electric alone for about two miles before the engine cuts in. This process supports the 1.8 litre engine to prolong its life. With fuel efficiency and low emissions being its biggest selling point, the Prius is a common sight on our roads.
Pros and Cons
It’s certainly a plus that the Toyota Prius does all the things a car should do but with little consequence to the environment. Most suited to city ‘stop and go’ traffic, these nippy little cars actually generate electricity when they come to a halt. This can be used to power them at lower speeds. However, when driven on a motorway, the Prius is just as efficient as other small cars or cars using diesel engines. One common complaint is that the Prius is not the most fun car to drive. It’s very quiet and the steering is so effortless that some would argue it takes the enjoyment out of navigating corners and turns. If the novelty of driving this car has worn off, you might be thinking ‘I need to sell my car!’ If this is the case, there are many options depending on its age. Older models of the Toyota Prius may be ready for the scrap yard. If so, car scrapping is a great way to make some money!
According to the SMMT, the average lifespan of a car before it’s scrapped is 13.3 years. The earlier models of Prius are well beyond that and even the most fuel-efficient vehicle will eventually be past its best. If you’re thinking ‘I just want to sell my car’, there are many benefits to selling it for scrap: it takes an older car off the road, lowers the chances of accidents, and provides a quick and easy way to make money out of your old vehicle.
The Toyota Prius is certainly robust and environmentally friendly, however you may have damage to the body work or just fancy a change. Since the Toyota Prius came on the market, there are many other models of hybrid car to choose from. At Scrap Car Kings we can offer you a great price for your old vehicle, with quick payment to allow you to get back on the road in no time. We cover London and the surrounding areas, and would be happy to take your old car off your hands.
For more enquiries into scrapping your car, contact Scrap Car Kings today, or for further information into our car scrapping services, visit us online today.