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Will a hybrid Toyota Camry last longer than a gas powered Camry?

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Will a hybrid Toyota Camry last longer than a gas powered Camry in terms of how many total miles the car can be driven before a new one needs to be purchased?

I have owned several gas powered Toyota Camry’s that I have all kept well maintained. I have driven all of these Toyota Camry’s over 300,000 miles.

I'm just wondering what the overall life expectancy is for a hybrid Toyota Camry compared to a gasoline powered Toyota Camry.
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by:Knowledgeable
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What does Consumer Reports have to say about this?
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by:Knowledgeable
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What does Toyota have to say about this?
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Aaron Tomosky earned 1000 total points
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Hybrid = more moving parts, probably higher chance of failure. Also batteries have expected lifespans. However you expect to replace a lot of stuff on the way to 300,000 mi and I don't really think a hybrid is going to be much worse in that regard. The added weight of the hybrid may affect the suspension and things a little faster but overall most things really should last just as long.

Side note about the question: several means at least 3 so that's 900,000 mi. Even at a silly high per year of 30k that's still 30 years. Have you driven nothing but a camery your whole life?
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by:Michael-Best
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You have asked the same/similar question twice with different wording?

Please see my soluton to your other (same/similar) question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Other/Automotive/Q_27637982.html
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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That is a question about cost and value which a hybrid currently doesn't pull off. This is a question about will it physically last any longer whic I think the hybrid also loses but not by much.
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by:dhsindy
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Toyota claims the battery will last the life of the vehicle.  Most cars give up the ghost on an engine that is worn out or a transmission failure.  When the repair cost gets to high you just know it is time to trade.

Sometimes, you have a car you like so well that you will spend what other people think is to much to keep it running.  I have one of those.
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by:Knowledgeable
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These three Toyota Camry's are driven by me, my wife, and kids. We drive a lot each year epsecially me, since I drive a lot on the job.
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