Does a brand new five-year-old Prius sound appealing? Well, then head south for Miami-Dade County where they’ve been keeping municipal cars as time capsules.
The south Florida metro county had around 300 vehicles purchased between 2006 and 2007 that went unused. Many of there were Toyota Priuses.
A local Spanish-language television station discovered the 293 “abandoned” vehicles gathering rust in a county garage back in October. Once officials in Miami-Dade County discovered the station’s investigation, they rushed to put as many vehicles as possible into the active fleet. Since the end of last year, between 123 and 135 Priuses have entered county service. Toyota introduced the third-generation of the Prius in 2009, so by the time these second-gen cars were hitting the Miami streets, even Toyota had moved on.Read Article