I was at the local walmart in West Warwick RI the other day and pulled up next to a 2012 gen three. The owner came out of the store a minute later and I told the guy about my gen two at 335K and the same batteries. I also told him about my 2002 that got totalled at 350k. He said that this is his 6th prius. He got his first one in 2001 and traded them in every 2 years. This is a case where someone simply wants a new car but doesn't need one considering how reliable these cars have been. Oh well what ever floats his boat.