I forgot to add; I've also changed the ATF twice, the first with D4 and the second time with D6
What was the battery replacement cost?
They indicated $1900 for the part
How do you get that kind of fuel mileage?
I am not a hypermiler, not even close, but I've found the key is to 'let the hybrid system work its magic' The engine RPMs are always low and coasting to stops with a light foot on the brake and moderate acceleration is how i drive. No kids, no wife so I don't have to be anywhere and any time. lol It is not really a car that works well @ 3/4 throttle; contrary to popular misconception, it will move if directed to
In retrospect spending a bit short of 2400 bucks on a 17 year old car repair is kinda crazy, but I only paid 4K for it when i picked it up. It is still a nice driving and riding car.
I am 6'3" so 'the yaris doesn't get it done' for certain types of trips.