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#29589 of 32395 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 32395 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 32395 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 32395 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 32395 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.
#29595 of 32395 Re: Prius new vs. used [nyccarguy]
Jan 26, 2013 (1:04 pm)
My prius is the IV which has leather and a JBL radio. I bought in Aug. of 2010 when gas was dropping and inventories were high. They have sold a lot of Prius's so even if gas goes higher, there is too much supply to have a shortage --- except when talking to dealers or sales reps. I didn't buy it for the mpg -- I wanted a roomy hatchback with great seats. Mission accomplished and 50 mpg is attractive as an extra.
#29596 of 32395 Re: 2012 punches [corvette]
Jan 26, 2013 (3:58 pm)
I'll second that! Remember, I'm starting to get a bit bored with my 2000 Park Ave. And, on the old car front, the local dealer up the street has a nice looking blue '81-83 Imperial that catches my eye every time I drive by. I just haven't had the courage to stop and give it a close look yet!
#29597 of 32395 Re: Since you guys like wagons... [stickguy]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:06 pm)
"...if you want one, get it..."
No sir, even I have to draw the line somewhere. That wagon looks like a pregnant whale. Strictly for yucks and giggles.
#29598 of 32395 Re: Since you guys like wagons... [oldfarmer50]
Jan 26, 2013 (6:43 pm)
A Roadmaster of that vintage is probably better in the abstract than having to live with it...
That particular example has dirty seats.