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#29580 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [michaell]
Jan 26, 2013 (12:29 am)
Sucks when logic overpowers emotion when it comes to cars.
You and me both. There are quite a few cars I'd love to have, but my practical side precludes me from buying them.
As for oldfarmer's comment on old cars, I'd say that's absolutely true. Yet, somehow, I still find driving them to be fun (and I think fintail would agree). If they were driven on a daily basis, though, the novelty would wear off pretty quick.
#29581 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [michaell]
Jan 26, 2013 (4:28 am)
"...Prius for $110..."
I don't think the Prius ever made sense on purely economic grounds. Try one of those super economical gas-sippers like the Fit or Sonic.
#29582 of 32413 Re: this seems to be a real good deal [stickguy]
Jan 26, 2013 (4:33 am)
Too good to be true. There's probably a body in the trunk.
But yeah, call anyway.
You can always dig a hole in the backyard for the extra...um...equipment.
#29584 of 32413 Re: this seems to be a real good deal [kyfdx]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:49 am)
12 year old "as is", could have issues. Parts are expensive, he probably got a $2k repair estimate and decided to dump it.
#29585 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:52 am)
It can though, look at resale.
Just sell it when gas prices spike. Used Prius prices get absurd.
Auto Fit gets 30mpg but Prius gets 50. Diminishing returns at that point, but when you account for resale the math makes sense.
#29586 of 32413 Re: Since you guys like wagons... [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:54 am)
Try killed a whole plastic forest for that one.
#29587 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [ateixeira]
Jan 26, 2013 (7:05 am)
"...used prices get absurd..."
That's true. Always thought you could make a killing buying a Prius when gas was $2.50 and selling it when gas was $4. Same in reverse with SUVs.
Never understood how Prius demanded such high resale. I haven't heard of any major failures in that hybrid system but with new technology how could you be sure?
#29588 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [oldfarmer50]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 26, 2013 (7:13 am)
The Prius has been around since '97, so any major failures would be well documented by now. 16 years - getting to be old tech.
#29589 of 32413 Re: '13 Punch? [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (9:28 am)
I don't see my 2010 prius doing that great on resale. Paid 25k and "might" get 19 now if I sold it myself. Trade in would be about 15-16k. It is possible that it might hold at that level a few more years but the price of new ones hasn't been increasing much. VW came out with a Jetta Hybrid but I wouldn't want to own that car out of warranty.