2014 Prius C, $8,000

2014 Prius C with a bit over 115K miles on it. I’m also including $500 top-of-the-line snow tires (Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2, only used for 1.5 winters). Clean title–I’m the second owner, bought from Toyota dealership. The snow tires are in addition to the all-weather tires on the car now. Asking $8,000, which is average for Cars.com valuation and Kelly Blue Book for its make, model, & miles, without counting the extra $500 tires.

Other extras included: roadside hazard lights, ice scraper, a solar flashlight & phone charger, a window-breaker, blanket & gloves, and tire chains, in case of being stranded.

Bluetooth stereo pairs with your phone for both music and phone calls, and the stereo is quality. Also has USB. Power windows and locks, rear window wiper & defrost. ABS brakes, electronic stability control, continuously-variable transmission for efficiency. Decorative nebula-photo floor mat on the passenger side.

Lots of miles but great condition, & Toyotas run forever; the vast majority of miles have been on highways, so it’s mostly driven at optimal engine temperature (prevents moisture buildup in engine & other conditions). Batteries should last a long time—my mechanic knows a 2004 Prius with original batteries, that’s 10 years older than this. The body has a couple small cosmetic dings, but everything’s in great working condition. I’ve had it inspected, there’s no rust in the body, oil is clean—all oil changes on time, I’ve got records.  One caveat: there’re little bits of rust in the brakes, from lack of use; my mechanic at White River Toyota says it could be dealt with by braking forcefully when driving (I kind of never do that, since I try to drive efficiently), whereas the mechanic at the Coop says they might need to be cleaned off / adjusted by a mechanic.

This glorious steed’s name is “Whistle”, because it’s small and silver and acts like Mercury’s winged slippers.

If you want to see the car, I’m in town until Weds 7/31.  Email [email protected] to set up a time.