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#29585 of 32735 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 32735 Re: Since you guys like wagons... [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:54 am)
Try killed a whole plastic forest for that one.
#29587 of 32735 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 32735 Re: '13 Punch? [oldfarmer50]
by Stever@Edmunds 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 32735 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.
#29590 of 32735 Re: Since you guys like wagons... [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (10:35 am)
looks like a nice one. If you want one, get it. Though odd to see a cloth interior.
my guess, in this case, being the last one makes no $ difference, but it is a novelty.
Jan 26, 2013 (11:43 am)
I've added Wes' punch and guess to the list. We're now at 19 for 2012 and 5 for 2013.
New news - after 12 years, my wife has decided to move on to a new job. This is the one I mentioned in the past week where she will be driving to child care providers in Arapahoe County. Not exactly sure how much driving this will entail, but she is entitled to mileage reimbursement to/from the locations based on distance from the office.
For the moment, she will use the CX-7 for this, but I'm concerned that if there is a lot of driving she will be filling up 2x each week - at $50-60 a pop. Not sure that the reimbursement amount will cover that kind of expense.
Stay tuned. I asked her if she were to start over, what would she want?
Her answer? Nissan Juke.
On a positive note, she did mention that since she will no longer be working for a public entity, she might entertain a luxury brand.
#29592 of 32735 Re: 2012 punches [michaell]
Jan 26, 2013 (12:10 pm)
"I see a number of purchases from people who probably won't punch again this year (andre, jayrider, corvette)."
#29593 of 32735 Prius new vs. used
Jan 26, 2013 (12:27 pm)
There's a guy on the midsized sedans 2.0 board that has a Prius with over 200K on it.
There's a 2011 Prius Two w/ 11K miles for sale a local Toyota dealer. Asking price is $18,995. Jayrider, you got the fancy Prius, right?
A different dealer has a new (leftover) 2012 Prius Two. 5 to choose from. MSRP: $25,020. $199 per month with $2,399 down. 36 months/12K per year. Comes out to $265 + tax. And I'm sure you can do better than the advertised lease:)
#29594 of 32735 Re: '13 Punch? [jayrider]
Jan 26, 2013 (12:31 pm)
The trick is to wait and sell it during the next gas price spike.
That 11k mile used one will jump to $20,999.