Look at the used Prius market before saying no one. You are in error there. They sell quickly and at a good price. I know, we tried to buy one. Replacement battery packs are available for $2500 if needed. yes, dealer price is more, as it is with lots of parts. As the market goes up, the price will come down. 2nd generation Prius will have greater value as lithium ion packs become available at reasonable market prices. I got the same kind of nonsense when I bought the pellet stove. Yet it kept gaining value as time went on and paid itself off nicely. I will miss it a lot when we sell it after the remodel.